The Limo from Saving Mr. Banks

Posted on January 21, 2014 by

If you haven’t seen Saving Mr. Banks yet, I highly recommend it — not just for the fine acting, music, and cinematography, but also for the limousine. Actor Pual Giamatti plays a kind and courteous chauffeur, who patiently escorts grumpy protagonist, P.L. Travers, in a beautiful ‘60’s era Lincoln Continental Limousine.


The Lincoln Continental limo is one of the most iconic in history. It was made infamous after the Kennedy Assassination, and now it’s given prominent exposure in the recent Disney film.


With its signature suicide doors, the vehicle is seen driving throughout various Los Angeles locations including Disney studios and Disneyland itself. After Google searching to try and find out the precise make and model, I found that there seems to be a point of contention online over the year of the vehicle used on screen.


The film takes place in the year or two before Mary Poppins’ U.S. release in August 1964. But some are saying that the limousine is a 1965 model, while others state that it’s a 1961 model limo but with accessories that make it look like a ’65.


I don’t know for sure, and if car enthusiasts out there know then please feel free to enlighten in the comments section. The director said there were some changes needed to the Continental to bring it back to its 1960s era for its movie close up. Hancock says period bumpers, tires and mirrors had to be added back, along with an engine make-over.


“When you have old cars in the movies, the worst thing that happens is when the car doesn't start,” says director John Lee Hancock. “That's not a good use of hours in your day.”


Sounds like a little movie magic went into this great-looking limousine just as it did the film.


— Tim Crowley, LCT senior editor

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