In the 1986 version of "Top Gun", the character of Charlie was dressed in black. The little Speedster is a replica of the real thing, which is worth more than $200,000 when it is in the best condition.

Intermeccanica built Charlie's ride in Canada.

There was no need for a stand-in for the hero car of Top Gun: Maverick. The original car that is owned by Jennifer Connelly is a numbers-matching original car from 1973. Director Joseph Kosinski used a backup model on camera for the.......................

relates to The Porsche 911 Detail in Top Gun: Maverick That Car Geeks Love
Jennifer Connelly, Tom Cruise, and the 1973 Porsche 911 in “Top Gun: Maverick.”

Kosinski said in an email that he liked the idea ofPenny driving a vintage car.

Not a stunt double, but the factory-correct Silver Metallic 911 S car. Nick Psyllos lent it to the film. Psyllos has owned more than 10 cars, including a 1972 912ST tribute car.

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Tom Cruise attends the red carpet for the Japan premiere of “Top Gun: Maverick” on May 24.

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The top-of-the-line CarreraS is the only one of the lightweight sports cars from the early 70s. The last of the so-called long-hood, thin-bumper 911s that escaped having bigger, American versions affixed to comply with new safety standards was in 1973.

The film's viewers spotted the detail right away.

Simon Kidston said after seeing the movie that it was nice to see an old car in the film.

The high-performance 1973 s&d; came from the factory with a 190-hp engine and a simplified shifting pattern. It had a new front chin spoiler that reduced front-end lift so effectively that it was adopted across the 911 line.

It was expensive. The base price of the car was just over $10,000 before any additional options.

Over the years, the car has gained value, with the average price of one in good condition up 9% in the past year. According to car insurance company, examples in concours-level condition are worth $229,000. A silver metallic one was sold three weeks ago.

The price of Psyllos' specific car may also be increased.

Unless a celebrity is Elvis Presley or Marilyn Monroe, most cars don't do much to bolster their values. A role in a James Bond film adds more than 1,000% to the value of a car.

It's possible that the Top Gun might fall somewhere in between the two.