When James Cameron released his film Titanic, one scene in particular made a splash, the one where Jack and Rose, played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, got down to business in the back of a car. Many viewers are revisiting that iconic film again as it has been rereleased in the theater in D just in time for the th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic on the morning of April We know of only one car that could have been available to Jack and Rose as a love nest: a Renault AX Limousine. Although the unsinkable Titanic did go under, its cargo manifest did not, as it was sent onboard the Cunard liner Mauritania, and it listed only one car and a case of auto parts. The one car on the Titanic was a 5 horsepower Renault AX Limousine owned by Titanic passenger William Carter, which was claimed as lost in the wreck. This car, then, would necessarily have been the car that Jack and Rose would have used if they had been real, of course , barring any discoveries of other cars on the wreck. We know the model of the car because Mr.
This car, then, would necessarily have been the car that Jack and Rose would have used if they had been real, of coursebarring any discoveries of other cars on the wreck.
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We know the model of the car because Mr. Carter filed a claim against White Star Line for its value, Jay Follis, Director of Marketing for the Gilmore Car Museum wrote in an email. The Renault AX first went into production inand it was produced for nine years.
It had a diminutive two cylinder engine and a three gear transmission. The car was capable of a top speed of 5 mph.
A new Renault AX cost ? inalthough the limousine was probably somewhat more expensive. The standard Renault AX was trimmed in leather, brass and wood, and the trim in the limousine was probably at least as lush.
The most memorable moments in the Academy Award-winning film Titanic are the following, in ascending order: Rose smoking that long cigarette; the boat sinking; Jack and Rose's sex scene in Estimated Reading Time: 1 min Apr 1, In it, Jack and Rose, played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, consummate their burgeoning love affair in the back seat of a car that they happen upon in Titanic's cargo hold. While it's Dec 05, In fact, recently Kate Winslet spoke out about her steamy sex scene with Leonardo DiCaprio in the car, and she admitted she and her fellow actor looked so Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins
However, the movie may have gotten one critical fact wrong in its portrayal of the Titanic car. Still, there's no denying the impact of the movie, or the pivotal role played by a certain windows-dripping-with-condensation Renault. We all know the now-iconic boning-in-the-car scene, a rear seat romp foggy enough to allow both preteen girls and elderly lers alike to enjoy it.
But this weekend's th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic has us wondering - was the French car from that scene really on the Titanic? And could the scene truly have happened? Yes, and no.
Apr 09, The one car on the Titanic was a 5 horsepower Renault AX Limousine owned by Titanic passenger William Carter, which was claimed as lost in the wreck. This car, then, would necessarily have Apr 26, Add me on INSTAGRAM: msSNAP: MAFRA Mar 19, Another beautiful scene from James Cameron's "Titanic" with Kate Winslet as Rose and Leonardo DiCaprio as jack
Let's start with the first, and most basic, question: Were there cars on the Titanic? Although there's still some debate as to how many, noted Titanic expert Dr. Paul Leein his book " The Titanic and the Indifferent Stranger ," provides cutaway images showing a location in the cargo hold specifically reserved for cars.
Unfortunately, because the actual cargo log book was lost with the ship we don't know precisely how many cars there were. But Gilbert Bureau of The Veteran Motor Car Club Of America claims that the Titanic likely carried about 0 cars, based on the math that there were about first-class passenger "heads of families" and about 20 of them likely either were returning their personal cars home or had purchased new cars in Europe, with maybe a remaining five belonging to second-class passengers.
With all due respect, I cannot imagine a Ford T or a Brush Runabout in the flanks of the Titanic. The cars were mainly European and more specifically of French lineage; because in those days, European cars were very popular among the wealthy few in America.
The car itself was made to resemble the Renault Town Car shipped aboard the Titanic, but was NOT a genuine anything! It was built to be destroyed in the flooding scene by Adams Custom Engines of
But, because there's no photos of the cargo hold, we can't really be sure what cars were actually down there. Although the cargo log may have been lost, the official cargo manifest does exist, and lists among its entries which include such various sundries as a case of toothpaste, rolls of linoleum, and some bales of hay "1 cs auto" belonging to "Carter, W.
So, we know there definitely was a Renault on the Titanic, and, at least partially and likelylooked like the one in the movie scene below. But it's the first part of that entry that casts severe doubt over the possibility of the fictional coitus scene - the "cs.
And that brings up another question -buying a rolling chassis without coachwork having been provided was very common. That said, we can't really be sure exactly what it looked like.
Or how suitable it was for a nice, sweaty humping. However, what's also not clear is if it was actually assembled, or just parted up inside of a big wood crate. In fact, even if it was assembled, it is highly unlikely it would have been stored on its wheels, which were wooden-spoked and not great with side loads, etc.
More likely, it would have been palletize with the axles resting on wooden blocks - as opposed to how it was shown in the movie - on a kind of "car sled.