Shot In New York, Famous ‘Godfather Car’ Found In A Barn?
The Godfather is considered by many to be one of the greatest films of all-time and approximately 90% of the movie was filmed in New York State. Remember the scene where the late James Caan's character Sonny Corleone was murdered? That was shot, no pun intended, at a toll booth on Mitchel Air Force Base on Long Island.
Would you believe that the car James Caan was driving in that scene would end up parked in a barn and left abandoned for many years? Want to see what became of the 1941 Lincoln Continental? Let's take a look.
Less than 5 years ago members of the Hagerty YouTube Channel set out to explore a barn find featuring over 100 vehicles that have been sitting still for years. Along the way they discovered the 'Godfather Car' used in the movie.
According to Showbiz Cheat Sheet, producers had $6 million budgeted for this production, which wasn't a lot of money for a film such as this. This meant they had to be very efficient with each scene, especially one with explosives, blood and flying glass. This scene alone cost $100,000.
In 1972 the car just had a few bullet holes in it, which you could probably buff out. Here's how it looked when discovered in a barn find. Then keep scrolling to also see what the 'Godfather House' looks like today.