We’ve seen Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans together in multiple MCU films and it’s evident to fans that both are actually pretty close to each other off-screen as well.
Their friendship is so good that Downey has recently gifted Evans a custom Captain America themed 1967 Chevrolet Camaro. The car will be featured in this week’s episode of Jay Leon’s Garage on CNBC channel. Leon talked with the Vice President of SpeedKore, David Salvaggio about the designing of the vehicle. Here’s what he said:
“We’ve done three cars for Robert, and this was actually the first one, and the whole goal of this vehicle was to give it to Chris Evans as a gift in the end,” Salvaggio explained. “Robert was kind of shopping the first gen Camaro, originally he was looking for a ’69, and he acquired a ’67, had a shop start it, and things didn’t work out and it actually evolved to us. Robert got really involved in the build. He really liked the ’67 because of the vent windows and a couple other things that made the ’67 unique. And then we got some choice colours and leathers, Robert was really digging into it,”
While the car isn’t visibly covered in an American Flag or anything similar but there are many subtle hints to Evans’ character. For instance, the steering wheel has an imprint of Captain America’s shield. The car even has a custom nameplate that boasts of Evans’ name.
“They did the third Avengers movie that came out,” he said. “Robert had it shipped to Atlanta, where they were filming, and gave it to Chris as a gift on set. It’s funny because Chris wasn’t really a car guy, per se, he’d been doing acting since 18 and he’d been really studying the craft, but like all boys, we dream of cars. When he saw it, he loved it. He loved the color, that was kind of the design in Robert’s mind. Going back to Robert, he’s super creative and he’s really good with colors and just kind of putting everything together.”
Salvaggio revealed that Downey gifted the car to Evans after the filming of Avengers: Infinity War.
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