Fifth Element, The

Lot # 277 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Korben Dallas' (Bruce Willis) Light-Up Taxi Cab Model Miniature

Stock #96137

Korben Dallas' (Bruce Willis) taxi cab miniature model from Luc Besson's sci-fi adventure The Fifth Element. Miniature-model taxis were used during the cab chase sequence, in which Korben raced through New York City's airborne traffic to protect the fugitive Leeloo (Milla Jovovich), while being chased by a host of police cars. This particular miniature was used for shots after the taxi is ambushed and blasted by a row of police cruisers.

The model comprises an internal metal frame and a yellow fibreglass body, which has been intentionally distressed to produce a worn appearance. A silver-coloured bumper section runs around the bottom, two resin engine thrusters protrude from the back, and bullet holes cover the right side of the cab. Transparent plastic windows are fitted to its interior, and various decals decorate the surface, including a New York State vehicle licence plate featuring Korben's name and a chequerboard border. Circular and square-coloured acrylic pieces decorate the bumper, representing the lights.

Powered by a built-in 120V-240V transformer, LED lights are situated behind the acrylic panels, causing the head, rear and tail lights to illuminate red and white.

Crumpled segments surround a hole on the top of the vehicle, to represent the damage from Leeloo crashing through the roof. The hole exposes an interior brown, ridged seat and a plastic figure of Leeloo crouched down in her signature white-bandage outfit.

The model comes mounted on a display bracket attached to a custom-made stand. A figure-8 two-pin power cord (not included) is needed to power the item.

The display bracket attaches to the original filming mounting point at the front of the car. One of the window panels on the right side is loose. Intentional distressing is present all over and the lot exhibits paint wear from use on production. Dirt and dust remnants are present on the windows and the inside of the taxi. Care should be taken when handling the item as the model pivots. Dimensions (displayed): 39.5 cm x 106 cm x 39 cm (15 1/2" x 41 3/4" x 15 1/4")

£30,000 - 50,000 † Δ

*Contains electronics; see electronics notice in the Buyer's Guide

Item size - 15.35" x 41.73" x 15.55" (39cm x 106cm x 39.5cm)

Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

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