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Early Morning in Paris (1976)

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This is an amazing video and worth a watch if you've never seen it. Turn the volume way up, sit back and enjoy!


In 1976, French film director Claude Lelouch strapped a 35mm film camera to the front of a car, and 'someone', drove the car at speeds of up to 200kph through the early morning streets of Paris, without any permission from authorities.


During the 8 min film, at least two pedestrians come within feet of being hit, cars are narrowly missed, and 18 red lights are run. The whole thing was completely illegal.


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Rumors have it the director was arrested after the first screening, but that has never been confirmed.


There is some debate over what the car was, but many believe it was a 275 Ferrari GTB the same type of car I detailed in this writeup.


Other reports have the car pegged as a Mercedes 450SEL 6.9 which was then dubbed over with the v12 sounds of the 275 - either way its a blast to watch! :rockon:

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I too have seen it before.


What a tool!


Quote - He was arrested after his 1976 film, C'était un rendez-vous, purportedly featuring a Ferrari 275 being illegally driven at high speed through the streets of Paris, was first shown publicly.<SUP style="WHITE-SPACE: nowrap" class=Template-Fact>[citation needed]</SUP> Recent claims made by the director himself, however, suggest he drove his own Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9 in the film and dubbed the sound effects of a Ferrari 275GTB to achieve the V12 sound effect.

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Guest Luke Warmwater

Sound does not match the video :) Passing traffic at 200KPH looks a lot different than that as well :) Never the less cool idea.

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