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[[File:Citroenlegerecabrolet.jpg|200px|thumb|The Citroën being chased by a Luftwaffe plane.]]
 
[[File:Citroenlegerecabrolet.jpg|200px|thumb|The Citroën being chased by a Luftwaffe plane.]]
 
The '''Citroën 11 Légère Cabriolet''' was an automobile used by [[Indiana Jones]] and [[Henry Walton Jones, Senior|Henry Jones, Senior]] in [[1938]].
   
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==History==
The '''Citroën 11 Légère Cabriolet''' was a vehicle used by [[Indiana Jones]] and [[Henry Walton Jones, Senior|Henry Jones, Senior]] in [[1938]]. To escape pursuing [[Luftwaffe]] fighters, the father and son due stole the car after their plane crash landed.
 
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The car was driven by an [[Citroën owner|elderly man]], and when it broke down, he began to fix the tire. Before he could reattach the hubcap, it was stolen by the Joneses, who were being pursued by two [[Luftwaffe]] [[Pilatus P-2]] fighters. After being strafed by one fighter, they rounded a corner and entered a tunnel. Not expecting the cliff and tunnel, the plane flew into the tunnel, losing its wings. With the flaming fuselage on their tail, the Joneses pulled aside and let the plane pass, amazing its [[German pilot 1|pilot]]. After it exploded, the Citroën drove through the flaming wreckage. The second fighter dropped a bomb on the road in front of the car, and the vehicle fell into the bomb crater. Unable to continue driving, Indiana Jones hopped out of the car and hurried his father away as the second plane circled around.
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
[[File:Rustycitroen.jpg|150px|thumb|The car today.]]
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[[File:Rustycitroen.jpg|150px|thumb|The car at Disneyland.]]
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The car used in ''[[Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade]]'' was a mock-up of a convertible built using an anachronistic [[1954]] Citroën Légère Cabriolet sedan. The car currently resides outside of Disneyland, though in a bad state.
   
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[[Industrial Light & Magic]] used a model of the car for tunnel effects shots in the film.
*The car used in the film was a mock-up of a convertible made using a 1954 Citroën Légère sedan.
 
*The car is now siting outside of Disneyland in a bad state.
 
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade]]''
 
*''[[Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade]]''
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==Sources==
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[[File:Citroën model.jpg|150px|thumb|Car for fire tunnel effect, model (with figures)]]
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*''[[From Star Wars To Indiana Jones - The Best of the Lucasfilm Archives]]''
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==External links==
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*{{WP|Citroën Traction Avant}}
 
[[Category:Ground vehicles]]
 
[[Category:Ground vehicles]]

Latest revision as of 10:08, 15 July 2018

The Citroën being chased by a Luftwaffe plane.

The Citroën 11 Légère Cabriolet was an automobile used by Indiana Jones and Henry Jones, Senior in 1938.

History[edit | edit source]

The car was driven by an elderly man, and when it broke down, he began to fix the tire. Before he could reattach the hubcap, it was stolen by the Joneses, who were being pursued by two Luftwaffe Pilatus P-2 fighters. After being strafed by one fighter, they rounded a corner and entered a tunnel. Not expecting the cliff and tunnel, the plane flew into the tunnel, losing its wings. With the flaming fuselage on their tail, the Joneses pulled aside and let the plane pass, amazing its pilot. After it exploded, the Citroën drove through the flaming wreckage. The second fighter dropped a bomb on the road in front of the car, and the vehicle fell into the bomb crater. Unable to continue driving, Indiana Jones hopped out of the car and hurried his father away as the second plane circled around.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The car at Disneyland.

The car used in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was a mock-up of a convertible built using an anachronistic 1954 Citroën Légère Cabriolet sedan. The car currently resides outside of Disneyland, though in a bad state.

Industrial Light & Magic used a model of the car for tunnel effects shots in the film.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Sources[edit | edit source]

Car for fire tunnel effect, model (with figures)

External links[edit | edit source]

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