BLADE RUNNER - DECKARD'S SEDAN (driven by Harrison Ford)
BLADE RUNNER (1982):
RICK DECKARD (HARRISON FORD)’S SEDAN
From Ridley Scott’s seminal Future Noir Sci-Fi cult classic comes the only surviving custom-designed "Deckard Spinner Sedan", driven in the film by its star Harrison Ford (“Rick Deckard”).
Brilliantly conceptualized by the highly influential, world-class designer Syd Mead (Tron, Aliens, etc.), Deckard’s personal vehicle is Police Sedan Number 56, a “state of the art” spinner that has been decommissioned and stripped of its ability to fly, with fore and aft external aerodynamic panels, vectoring nozzles, and directional control valves removed. Confined to surface streets, Deckard’s sedan and its police counterparts are seen in relation to some of Los Angeles’s most notable landmarks, including the 2nd Street tunnel under Bunker Hill, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House (Deckard’s apartment) and the Bradbury Building (J. F. Sebastian's apartment). In a state of decay, these monuments imply a future city aged and worn by time. In an alternate ending, Deckard and Rachel (Sean Young) escape the gritty city in the sedan surrounded by a lush green landscape.
Most of the film’s vehicles were immediately destroyed after filming had completed. Only 2 flying spinners are known to exist anymore, and this Harrison Ford-driven sedan is the only one in existence. A truly remarkable vehicle from a timeless classic, that not only counts as one of the most revered Science Fiction films of all time, but has also been added to the prestigious Library of Congress National Film Registry.
Original artifacts from this revered film are hard to come by and have consistently increased in value over the years. In 2012, we were honored to handle the sale of various costumes and the iconic PKD Blaster - the only live-firing "hero" gun created for the film. The blaster, to this day, continues to be mentioned in press as an auction highlight (LINK) and, 7 years after its initial sale for $ 270,000, it is already valued at over $ 1M.
Syd Mead's unforgettable BLADE RUNNER vehicle design also inspired the real-life CYBERTRUCK (LINK) - not coincidentally unveiled by Tesla's Elon Musk in November of 2019 - the exact year & month the "Blade Runner" movie takes place in.