Mark Hamill, best known for his portrayal as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars film series wasn’t a one-trick pony back in the day. The actor has lent his expertise to multiple films and voiceover roles, and his first role post the Star Wars success is what you see here: Corvette Summer.
The adventure comedy follows Hamill’s character as he chases down his stolen custom (read: super flashy) C3 Corvette alongside Annie Potts. Although the film looks positively cheesy by today’s standards, critics found it to be an entertaining adventure and escape from reality with laughs to boot.
Perhaps Hamill’s appearance helped the movie do so well. The film brought in nearly $36.5 million with a budget of $9 million.
As for the car itself, the production team used two Corvettes. Both were actually 1973 model year cars. The main car was used for publicity, while the backup car remained on standby. The actual movie car was sold to an Australian collector and does not retain any of the original looks. The backup car was most recently sold in 2009 and is thought to reside in New Zealand now.