Originally Posted by Zeek
I wonder if Steve Purcell has a Sam & Max custom Desoto he shows off at Pixar's Motorama... maybe that could answer the question as to what year of the car the Freelance police drive.
If it is indeed modeled after a single specific car, then it's definately a 1960 DeSoto something
. The 1960s were the only year with that arrangement of headlights and tail fins.
I'd be hard-pressed decide between the Fireflite
and the Adventurer
(which, honestly, I can't really tell the difference between anyway), but it's been stated elsewhere
that it's an Adventurer, so I see no reason to argue.
The Season 1 car has a few modifications from any standard 1960 DeSoto Fireflite\Adventurer - it's a convertible (or at least it's been converted
, considering we don't know for sure that the top actually does go back up), it's got the hood scoop and the side-pipes, there are covers on the rear wheel-wells, the side mirrors are missing, and the hood ornament and other bits of trim have been replaced with some fancy bits of pinstriping.