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THE BRIDGE: MYSTERY SOLVED.
Stuff the murder(s), what about the car?
Every cult detective needs a cool car – think Bergerac’s Triumph Roadster, Magnum’s 308, Crockett’s Testarossa, Morse’s Mark 2 – though that’s been an element missing so far from the new wave of Scandinavian crime drama. Until now.
Even though we haven’t seen The Bridge – two seasons of The Killing, all three kinds of Wallander, Borgen, and the books and films of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo were enough for us – it hasn’t escaped our attention that the star drives an olive green Porsche 911 (we did catch the bit where she points her Sig Sauer P228 through the windscreen to jog the memory of a traumatised shooting victim sat inside).
Actually it’s a Jager Grun – hunter green – 1977 911S. That is, a big engine (180bhp) in a narrow body.
Originally exported to the US it was spotted on sale in San Francisco by the test editor of Teknikens Varld magazine and brought back to Sweden in 2010.
From there it swiftly made its way to the production company that made The Bridge and onto our TV screens. Diehard fans – i.e. anybody reading to the end of this story – need to know the actual car is on display at the Nordicana Festival in London, ending today.