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There was a Robocop 3? Apparently so, it even had theatrical release, but it should have gone directly to video. The most memorable thing from the Robocop franchise, at least for us, were the Taurus police cars. They featured prominently in all of the installments, 3 included. Now for those of us who had the AMT/Ertl kit (I had the SHO cop car, not the Robo 1), you can pick up the real thing. This isn't just a hand-me-down Taurus that got a rattlecan paintjob, either, but the last surviving automotive cast member from the final installment.

A longing for the movie and TV icon cars of the 1980s seems to be a common dork affliction – witness the fact you can buy flux capacitors and KITT, uh, kits. It takes a special breed to consider spending more on this '88 Taurus than it likely cost new. If you have no problem dropping $20,000 of today's dollars on yesterday's prop, the Volo Auto Museum has your ride. The car is fully documented and carries a George Barris signature (George seems to have signed any and everything...) and several other prop items. There's even a Robocop suit for an extra three grand if you want to go all-out.

[Source: Hemmings]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      "it should have gone directly to video"

      ....maybe direct to landfill...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Seriously a total waste of money for an ugly car that looked "futuristic" for about 1 year.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Come Quietly Or Their Will Be.... trouble.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The chrysler SUX... an American tradition! (12 mpg)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Heh heh, thats pretty cool.
      • 7 Years Ago
      robocop voice*

      "Drop it"
      • 7 Years Ago
      Heh heh, thats pretty cool.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Excuse me, I have to go. Somewhere there is a crime happening.
      • 7 Years Ago
      FYI: Robocop 3 had a theatrical release, and I'm not afraid to admit that I saw it via theater!

      Woot for Robocop Jetpack!
      • 7 Years Ago
      For some reason I don't think that laptop is period correct for the car..... That and why the lack of exterior shots of the actual car? Why were they using an '88 Taurus in a '93 movie? Why not a SHO? Why am I asking so many questions? Why am I even posting this?
        • 7 Years Ago
        The first Robocop was filmed in 1986 and released in 1987. Back then the Taurus was futuristic.
        check wicki
      • 7 Years Ago
      Dead or alive, you're coming with me.
      • 7 Years Ago
      RoboCop 3 was not a direct-to-video release. It was in theaters.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Wow, I didn't realize it'd actually made it to theaters. I'm sorry you spent money to sit through something so painfully bad. Even the trailer sucks, and trailers *never* suck.
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