C’était un rendez vous – Claude Lelouch

I never want to belive this is not real. In 1976 while the creators of films like “Getaway in Stockholm” were still in short trousers Claude Lelouch shot this amazing film of a Ferrari 275GTB racing through Paris at 5.30am.

For me it is so special not just because of what it is, but the fact that it is unrepeatable; Paris will never look like that again, cars will never sound that good again, traffic will never be so calm again and driving through a city will never be that easy again.

So sit back and enjoy 9mins of the best automotive Concorde moment ever.

5 Responses to “C’était un rendez vous – Claude Lelouch”

  1. 1 Matt S.
    November 23, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Wow, wow.. what an absolutely incredible video.. it kills me to know that I can only dream about that time period and everything about that era.

    I especially love the part were he is passing the garbage truck and sort goes up on the curb and the girl is walking out the door and her skirt sort of blows up, ultimate bad ass move right there. I’d have to stop and pick her up. hah

  2. November 23, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    I had seen that movie before, but then after I saw this I realized it wasn’t real. I don’t know French but it seems pretty clear that the Mercedes is the “Ferrari.”

  3. 3 cheater5
    November 23, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    epic vid

  4. 4 garagespanky
    November 24, 2008 at 5:00 am

    Yeah Mercedes 300 SEL 6.3, so badass in its own right, but no 275. Good sound dub, but you can tell something’s not right at the start when he gets to 5th gear but doesn’t seem to be going quite fast enough. Still, the roads aren’t closed and it isn’t staged, so it’s one of the ultimate car films out there. Matt. S: sadly he didn’t have time to stop and pick up the hot girl as he could only fit enough film in the (then) cutting edge rig to just make it to the Sacre Coeur? (i think that is the name of the place the film ends at) driving flat out!
    Spirit Level Films produce the DVD by the way.

  5. November 25, 2008 at 4:43 am

    yeah, i was pretty sad when i found out it wasn’t real 😦

    i heard the cop cars in getaway in stockholm are staged as well. ghostrider is still legit 🙂

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