The Wraith, The Wraith Car

original movie prop

This is one of the drivable prop cars used in the 1986 cult calssic, The Wraith, starring Charlie Sheen. The car seen here is in a restored state, the only original pieces are the body, all windows, and doors. The drivable props were basically a composite shell over a tube frame, and had a VW engine for power. Otherwise they were very very bare, no interor, few gagues etc. Over the years, the car was stripped of it's qualities. When we got it, the car was mostly stripped of paint, the wheels were changed out, and the engine was broken up likely for parts. There were six props made for the film. 4 were destroyed for crash scenes, and two drivable cars were made for stunts and race scenes. We have one of the stunt cars. What was left of the Wraith car was found at an automotive school, collecting dust. The restoration has taken several years. The prop cars were modeled off of a Dodge prototype called the M4S. The M4S also made an appearance in the film for close up shots. That car is now located at the Chrysler museum in Michigan. Finding parts to restore the car took a lot of trial and error. We didn't want to leave it bare, much like it was in the film, so we had to craft an interior and add several different options tot he car for safety measures. The car from the film looks considerably darker than the paint scheme that we chose. There are several scenes where the car looks a very deep purple in the right light. We did our best to copy that look. Despite the claims of it being all black, it was two different colors. From what we understand, there is only one M4S left in existance. There is rumor that the other drive prop is owned by another collector but we can't verify that. It's possible that we have the only prop car left from the film. This original prop is now FOR SALE!!!! Please see our site for more details, and contact information. Please do not inquire about the sale on this site... Serious inquiries ONLY. thewraithcar (dot) com
This is a photo from a scene at the end of the film. Note the purple hue in the lighting.
prop: collector:
category: original / screen-used
type: movie props
movie: The Wraith (1986)
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