'Rain Man' Buick Coming to Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance
The '49 Roadmaster convertible from the Academy Award-winning 1988 movie was restored for the film's director and current owner, Barry Levinson.
The 1949 Buick Roadmaster that transported Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise across the country in Barry Levinson's 1988 classic Rain Man will be on display to the public at the Amelia Island Concourse d'Elegance, set to be held March 11-13 at the Golf Club at the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, Fla.
The Sequoia Cream Roadmaster with red leather interior, one of three procured for the film, was recently restored for Levinson, its current owner, by Wayne Carini, star of the Velocity Channel's Chasing Classic Cars series.
In the pic, Cruise and Hoffman play estranged brothers reunited after their father dies and leaves his beloved Roadmaster to Cruise's character, Charlie Babbitt. Hoffman won a best actor Oscar for his portrayal Raymond Babbitt, an autistic savant.