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Leonardo Dicaprio Movie Cars

Leonardo Dicaprio Movie Cars

'66 Ford MustangLeonardo Dicaprio is one of the most talented modern-day actors. Since he plays major roles in many period-piece films, he often finds himself being able to enjoy driving classic vehicles. Interestingly, the very first car he ever owned was a Ford Mustang from the 1960s. Moving many years into the future, he now is personally involved in environmental issues and he personally drives cars that are environmentally friendly. Despite the fact that he is such an environmentally friendly actor, many of the vintage cars he was fortunate enough to drive were anything but environmentally friend. These are a few of the more notable cars:

55 Chevrolet

55 Chevrolet

417007-0-lgFor ’55, Chevrolet restyled its popular economy 150, mid-range 210, and upscale Bel Air models to great commercial success. Along with the introduction of the brand’s long-running small block V8 as an optional engine this year, Chevy was doing very well in the marketplace. The look of the ’55 Chevrolet is classic mid-century. They were low and wide, included a curved, wraparound windshield, a refreshing reduction in chrome fittings, and modest tailfins.

1955 Chevy Bel Air

1955 Chevy Bel Air, 150 & 250

1955 Chevy 210

1955 was a good year for the Chevrolet branch of General Motors. The 1955 Chevy models were the first to include the legendary small block V8 that the car company has produced longer than any other engine. No other engine in the world has been mass-produced for so long. At the time, though, the V8 was only an option on the 1955 Chevy models, which included the 150, 210, and Bel Air.

1955 Dodge Royal

1955 Dodge Royal

1955 Dodge Royal1955 was a turnaround year for Dodge and for Chrysler in general. With the newly restyled 1955 Dodge Royal, Custom Royal, and Coronet, the brand was looking for a comeback. Chrysler nearly went out of business in the previous couple of years, but with a big loan and the design genius of Virgil Exner, they were getting back on track.

1955 Dodge Royal For the 1955 Dodge Royal, as with all the nameplates in the year’s lineup, the design was completely new. The wheelbase of 120 inches and length of 212 inches made the 1955s bigger than previous models. The mechanics and engineering of the 1955 Dodge Royal was similar to the DeSoto, but the styling was unique.