That’s what some fans will undoubtedly be saying when they see a Dallas-area teen driving around town in her first car – the red Chevy truck used to film Twilight.
The truck was a birthday gift that Sterling Biegert had to have after seeing it advertised on ebay. Her plans, aside from driving it, are to rent the truck out for parties and donate the money to charity. And here’s how she knows it’s the real deal:
Along with confirmed prop numbers on the vehicle and a certificate of authenticity, Sterling can rattle off the details she has learned from the previous owners and the movie:
The truck, originally a bright red, was painted with rust to appear older. Only half of the truck’s interior is painted to look old for close-up shots.
The dent above the left rear tire is from when Edward Cullen, played by Robert Pattinson, saves Bella, played by Kristen Stewart, from an accident in the school parking lot.
There are drilled holes where a camera was mounted and where handlebars were added so actors could stand in the moving vehicle.
The truck in the Twilight books is a 1953 Chevrolet, according to a Web site for the series’ author, Stephenie Meyer. The vehicle in the Twilight movie passes for an early ’60s model. Sterling said a second truck was used in the movie for long-distance shots.
Okay, I’m not a fan of trucks, but how great would it be to have an Edward Cullen dent on your car? Actually, I may just start telling people that about the one on my Civic. “Oh, that dent? Yea, it was from when Jasper saved the kids and I from this van flying across the parking lot at Target.”