Ever noticed how many cool cars were featured in Never Been Kissed?
The rom com was going through something of a renaissance in the 90’s—it’s hard to believe that so many iconic romances were produced in one decade—and in one genre alone. An attempt to curate a list that includes even only the best romantic comedies of the 90’s is a tall order. Go ahead and try it—the sheer number of rom coms produced is borderline unbelievable. Now think about how many of them were also good movies—surprisingly, the answer is most of them. Even the ones that were bad were good in their own way.
The 90’s gave us Pretty Woman, Chasing Amy, Jerry Maguire, She’s All That, Reality Bites, Clueless, Loser, Sleepless in Seattle, The Wedding Singer, Ever After, Can’t Hardly Wait, 10 Things I Hate About You, Drive Me Crazy, Notting Hill, Fools Rush In… and that’s just to name a few. And that’s to say nothing of the bevy of quirkier, off-the-beaten path indie rom coms that came out in that time—you know, the ones that always inexplicably starred Chloe Sevigny or Parker Posey, that your film major boyfriend tried to impose on your “date nights”?
Luckily for us at CarStory, among all the indie and big studio rom coms alike, only one prominently featured cars—and that’s Raja Gosnell’s oddball reimagining of Fast Times at Ridgemont High starring Drew Barrymore, David Arquette, and Michael Vartan (and introducing James Franco): Never Been Kissed.
In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past twenty years, here’s the trailer to help you catch up:
So in honor of Valentine’s Day… We present to you the cars of Never Been Kissed:
1997 Buick LeSabre
The Buick LeSabre’s is Josie’s car before she trades it in for Rob’s “Bambi”—a 1971 Chevy Vega GT.
Models from ’97 and beyond available can be found here.
1971 Chevrolet Vega GT
1985 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham
Josie’s high school “prom date” Billy rolls up in a 1985 Fleetwood Brougham—only to throw eggs at her. Snag the model here.
1972 Cadillac Eldorado
Featured parked on along the side of South Glen South. CarStory’s oldest Eldorado is from the 1980’s—but it’s still pretty slick.
1983 Ford Econoline
The Ford Econoline is George’s high tech surveillance line when the newspaper decides Josie is going to need some help with her story. We won’t ask you why you need or want one, but we’ll sell you one here.