A Clock­work Or­ange

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

Thurs­day, 29 June @10pm, Syfy Chan­nel

It’s not of­ten that a film is wor­thy of a men­tion in this col­umn be­cause of one car, but A Clock­work Or­ange is one ex­cep­tion. Stan­ley Kubrick’s film based on the An­thony Burgess novel of the same name sees sick young gang leader, Alex (Mal­com McDow­ell) jailed, and lat­terly brain­washed so he can be re­leased. The ‘Du­rango 95’ car that fea­tures in one two-minute scene is ac­tu­ally an Adams Probe 16. Built in Brad­ford in 1969, it utilises a 1.8-litre B-Se­ries engine, and it’s so low, that you have to climb into it via the slid­ing roof. It starred at Prac­ti­cal Clas­sicsÕ restora­tion show at the NEC in 2015 as well. Any­way, it’s not as though the film only fea­tured that sin­gle car – look care­fully, and you’ll spot a Volk­swa­gen Bee­tle and Ford Tran­sit MkI div­ing out of the way! Mur­ray Scul­lion

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