Monday, March 30, 2009

Easy Virtue: Jessica Biel's BMW 328 time traveller

In my review of Easy Virtue I suggested some mischief took place:
An anomaly is the spectacular BMW sports car. A German car was hardly the choice so soon after the war. It also seems an anachronism, probably about a decade too early. Maybe BMW were sponsors or paid for product placement. That badge just keeps appearing in close up.
Thanks to my neighbour who is a MG TC devotee, I have found the answer. He has a copy of The Automobile magazine that featured the sports car on its front cover in November 2004.

It's a BMW 328, manufactured between 1936 and 1940.

Larita Whittaker (Jessica Biel) was clearly a woman ahead of her time.

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