For several days, the whole world has been mourning the sudden demise of the remarkable actor Luke Perry, who is remembered by many of Dylan McKay in the Beverly Hills 90210 series.
Often the actor was compared with James Dean and is no less often associated with the Porsche brand. However, his relationship with this car was far from being as warm as it seemed to many. We have collected some interesting facts about Porsche from the cult youth series Beverly Hills 90210.
In order to once again confirm his super macho status, Dylan came to school every day on a black Porsche 356 Speedster of 1961. This car was from the first series produced by Porsche, and therefore, this fact already makes it a cult.
Produced between 1948 and 1965, the model had rear-wheel drive and rear engine layout. Four-cylinder engine and air-cooled generated 40 hp Most parts of the suspension, chassis, and engine were borrowed from Volkswagen.
Do not be surprised, few people know about it, but Porsche appeared on the basis of the typical Volkwasgen Type 1, better known as “vocho”. That’s because Ferdinand Jr. (Ferry), the creator of the prestigious Porsche brand, was the son of the founder of Volkswagen. While Ferdinand Porsche Sr. created a car for “people,” Ferry developed a car for the highest caste.
However, despite the fact that Dylan clearly adored his Porsche, Luke Perry was not a fan of this brand. Once the actor answered a question from a journalist about this car:
“Porsche is just the famous Volz, nothing special, dude.”
The model from the series was definitely not the original Porsche 356 Speedster. It was a mix of parts from several generations of the legendary sports car. The body was a chassis “T6” 1961-64 gg., As evidenced by the shape of the front bumper, elongated hood and twin grille.
The Dylan Porsche seems to have actually been a 356B coupe with a trimmed top and a Speedster style windshield added later. The dashboard and the steering wheel, which clearly do not correspond to the original, also testify to the “fake”.
The car was probably designed specifically for use in the show. When you create characters for attractive young actors, it’s best to skate in gigs, right? There is no doubt that the black Porsche Dylan Mackay made many girls sigh languidly, and silently envy the guys.
For a long time, this Porsche was literally in limbo under the ceiling of the Planet Hollywood restaurant chain. An engine, an exhaust system and a gas tank were taken from the car. After the closure of the institution cars were put up for sale and went under the hammer for 80,000 dollars. In whose hands today this specimen is unknown.
The greatest actors, whether in films, theatrical productions or television shows, cause us to experience a wide range of feelings and emotions when we look at their play. They make us think that their characters are real. Luke Perry succeeded. Unfortunately, the actor died of a stroke when he was only 52 years old. Rest in peace, Luke. You left your mark on the hearts of millions of teenagers from the 90s.
Let’s talk in more detail about the Speedster From 90210
This car is a little bit strange this may be considered. This model has been collected from hundreds of different spare parts from a completely different car.
According to old data that can be found is the car was originally created as a full-fledged coupe.
But the show’s writers decided to remove the excess appear.
It is obvious that when you take off the show with a cool character the car should be without top.
Luke Perry died. What is known about the tough guy from “Beverly Hills 90210”
American actor Luke Perry, known for his role as Dylan McKay in the popular Ukrainian television series “Beverly Hills 90210”, has died in the hospital after a massive stroke.
Over the course of his career, he has appeared in over 30 television series, including the popular contemporary teen drama Riverdale. Before his death, Luke Perry managed to star in the film Once in Hollywood by Quentin Tarantino.
Luke Perry biography
Coy Luther Perry III was born on October 11, 1966 in Mansfield, Ohio. Perry spent his childhood and adolescence in the small town of Fredericton in the Canadian province of New Brunswick.
He began to think about an acting career at the age of 12. After graduating from school, he goes to Los Angeles. But building a film career did not work out right away – Perry failed about 200 samples, so he had to interrupt part-time work on the production of door handles, sell shoes and lay asphalt.
In 1985, he starred with Alice Cooper in the music video for the glam metal band Twisted Sister for the song Be Chrool To Your Scuel. After this role, he gets a job in the TV series Underworld and Endless Love.
In 1990, Perry was invited to star in the serial drama about the life of the golden youth of Beverly Hills, 90210 Darren Star and Duke Vincent.
In addition to typical teenage problems related to friendship and love, the series also touched upon important social problems: sexual and domestic violence, alcoholism, anti-Semitism, drug addiction, bulimia, AIDS, teenage pregnancy and abortion, teenage suicide, raising a child in a same-sex family, gay rights etc.
Perry played the role of Dylan McKay – a tough guy and tempter of women’s hearts, who, as a child, after his parents divorced, was left to himself. Dylan’s behavior is unpredictable and his personality is contradictory. He is often addicted to alcohol and drugs.
Two years later, he gets a role in a horror film with elements of the comedy Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Luke Perry got the main role on the big screen in the 1995 crime drama Normal Life, in which he plays a cop.
After the sixth season of Beverly Hills, the actor leaves the series in search of more serious roles. Two years later, Perry plays one of the roles in Luc Besson’s cult fantasy action movie The Fifth Element. He plays a student, assistant archaeologist on excavations in Egypt.
From 2001 to 2002, the actor played on the HBO show Prison of Oz, where he appeared completely nude as the Reverend Jeremiah Clother. From 2002 to 2004 he starred in the post-apocalyptic drama Jeremiah.
Luke Perry’s last notable work was the acclaimed teenage series Riverdale, launched in 2017 and later acquired by Netflix. The drama tells the story of the adventures of Archie and his friends in a dark and mysterious town, shrouded in a veil of mystical secrets and unprecedented events.
Perry plays the role of the father of the protagonist Frederick Andrews. The television series received generally positive reviews from film critics. The film is rated 89 percent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
From 1993 to 2003, Perry was married to actress Rachel Minnie Sharp. In the marriage, two children were born – a son, Jack, and a daughter, Sophie.
On February 27, 2019, Luke Perry suffered a stroke and was taken to the hospital. Doctors did not make negative predictions, but on March 4 the actor died.
Perry’s stroke occurred on the day Fox announced that it would be restarting Beverly Hills, 90210, and released the first teaser. But among the characters of the hero Perry was not, the reasons are unknown.
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