What really happened to James Dean’s ‘cursed’ Porsche

The transaxle from James Dean’s famous Porsche 550 Spyder has just sold for an astonishing $400k – what really happened to a car forever associated with a Hollywood death? The headline on the TMZ website was bizarre enough to inspire a ‘you’ve-gotta-be-kid-ding-me’ double take: “James Dean ‘Cursed’ Transaxle Sells for $400K.” But the story behind

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James Dean – Mercedes Benz

This clever Mercedes Benz commercial features James Dean alongside another famous icon. The drivers and actors experience mutual shock in seeing one another in this partnership with a renowned automaker.

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James Dean – Porsche

James Dean was known for not only his acting abilities, but also for his well-documented affinity for cars and racing. Dean was known to drive Porsches during his life, so we knew this was a collaboration he would appreciate.  

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Amelia Earhart – Jeep

Jeep featured Amelia Earhart and other historical figures in a powerful 2016 Super Bowl ad. The partnership between the two made a lot of sense, as both seek to explore new roads.

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Mark Twain – Toyota

Toyota used text attributed to Mark Twain for this exciting campaign for the new Toyota Corolla encouraging drivers to “Explore, Dream, and Discover.”

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James Dean – Chrysler

James Dean was one of a number of legends to appear in Chrysler’s 2014 Super Bowl Commercial. The campaign featured some of the “coolest” personalities America has to offer and contained a voiceover from Bob Dylan.

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Jackie Robinson – Mazda

Mazda sought to highlight “Creativity. Conviction. Courage.” when they released the new Mazda3. Highlighting Jackie Robinson alongside Frank Lloyd Wright and Bruce Lee helped make that vision a reality.

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