Convertible customized by George Barris
Driven by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in GREASE
This 1946 Ford was customized for the 1978 musical Grease, the highest grossing movie musical of all time. Featured in the film’s final scene in which Danny (John Travolta) and Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) ride off into the clouds, the car was transformed from a stock two-door sedan into a convertible by renowned Hollywood customizer George Barris. Its enormous fins, clear plastic hood, and wild paint scheme distinguish it as one of the most striking fantasy vehicles ever featured in a movie about teenage life during the 1950s.
The Margie and Robert E. Petersen Collection