Take A Look At Olivia De Havilland’s Blockbuster Convertible From Hollywood’s Golden Age


Olivia de Havilland recently passed away at the age of 104. She was one of the last living legends of the Golden Age of Hollywood. During those golden years, she owned a Buick that was a blockbuster convertible. It was a 1935 Buick 66C convertible that she owned and drove during her time at Warner Bros.

A Vanity Fair article recounts the time that De Havilland drove her Buick to a clandestine meeting at MGM. The meeting was actually a discussion of her role in the 1930s film Gone With the Wind. De Havilland’s vehicle was just one of 111 66-Cs built in 1935.


Olivia de Havilland poses with her convertible in the mid-1930s

Take A Look At Olivia De Havilland's Blockbuster Convertible During Hollywood's Golden Age
Circa 1935: Actress Olivia Mary de Havilland standing next to her car / John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images

The starting price for the model was listed at  $1,495. It included a 100 hp straight-eight engine, 3-speed manual transmission, and rumble seat, according to Fox News. The Buick offered three different shades of green for their vehicles. Since the photos of De Havilland with her car are all in black and white, many speculate that her car’s color was the light Runnymeade Green.

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Take A Look At Olivia De Havilland's Blockbuster Convertible From Hollywood's Golden Age
circa 1936: British-born actress Olivia de Havilland squeezes into the back seat of a convertible. (Photo via John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images)

Fox News Autos has not been able to confirm the whereabouts of the car today. However, a similar example of the car was sold at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ auction in 2016 for $104,500.

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