Alex King summons a host of period classics for Guy Ritchie's latest action movie
Words: Alex King September 2015.
Collecting a group of classic cars is a dream for many, but for Alex King it's a reality. And one he gets paid for.
As Picture Vehicle Coordinator for the movie remake of classic TV '60s TV series The Man from U.N.C.L.E, Alex King was tasked with supplying a palette of cars appropriate to the French Riviera in the 1960s. The results from his hunt are stunning.
The showstopper is a Ferrari 250 GTO, albeit a replica that was specially constructed for the action-spy thriller. Elsewhere, Alex's handiwork included the recruitment of a sky-blue Jaguar E-type and an Aston Martin DB6, alongside more obscure vehicles such as an off-road buggy and a series of RWD-converted Eastern European Trabants and Wartburgs for a chase scene through the heart of Berlin.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E sees CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) participate in a joint mission to take down a mysterious criminal organisation behind the production of nuclear weapons. It opened in the UK, US and Canada on 14 August 2015.
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