Set in an alternate version of the late 19th Century, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a unique story featuring an odd assortment of legendary fictional Victorian characters who join up to foil “The Fantom” who is trying to start a World War, Although the movie is star studded and was made on a very high budget, it seems to be Captain Nemo’s immense car which captured the imagination of the cinema going public. The striking vehicle was used for a number of scenes and even featured on the poster.
It is called “The Nemo Car” or “Nemomobile”
The car designed by Carol Spier, although fully functional, is sadly not street legal. It was built by Ickenham based company “Car Babies” from scratch using an adapted Land Rover chassis and a Rover V8 engine. It measures a staggering 22 feet long and is 9 feet wide. The car is detailed with a crackle effect white paint job and is adorned with “alternate Victorian” style silver fittings, featuring a repeating elephant theme as imagined by production designer Carol Spier. The upholstery is beige leather and the whole interior is decorated in the same decorative manner as the elaborate exterior.
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