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The Silver Star on the Silver Screen: Mercedes in the Movies

Your Mercedes is a picture perfect car in your eyes, and believe it or not, Hollywood agrees with you! The sleek design and iconic styling make it the automotive darling of directors in all genres.

As one of the premiere auto repair shops with the best Mercedes services in Culver City, CA, we at Modesti’s Car Care Center know a thing or two about the “Silver Star,” but we were pleased to learn a few new things about its association with the ”silver screen!”

Check out these fun facts about Mercedes and the movies:

1. One of Mercedes’ slogans “engineered like no other car” was actually inspired by Clint Eastwood after he uttered the phrase when driving a Mercedes out of a window and dropping a few stories into another warehouse in The Rookie.


2. The 1997 Batman and Robin movie features a red 600 Mercedes Pullman called “The Red Baron.” It’s the only one of its kind, and before making its appearance on the big screen, “The Red Baron” was used to cart around Elvis Presley, Bill Cosby and Jack Nicholson!

3. Danny Boyle, the director of Slumdog Millionaire, claims that in the film Mercedes asked for their logo to be removed in scenes taking place in the slums because they didn’t want to create an association with poverty that might taint the brand’s image.


4. In The Hangover, Doug’s future father-in-law loans “the wolfpack” a 1969 280 SE Mercedes Convertible for the drive to Las Vegas. However, the car used didn’t start off as convertibles at all. The production crew chopped the top off the classic coupe to express a more risky and reckless situation.

5. Princess Vespa’s getaway car in Spaceballs is, in fact, a Mercedes. The dialogue makes sure to point out that this futuristic model has a “moon roof, leather interior, and is not to be barfed on.”

As you can see, your Mercedes truly is a “Silver Star.” Make sure you pamper your Mercedes in that way that it deserves to keep it running and red-carpet ready!

The Mercedes repair experts at Modesti’s Car Care Center have the experience and state-of-the-art equipment to take care of all your Mercedes service and repairs in Culver City, CA. We treat your Mercedes like the Oscar-worthy automobile it is!


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