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There were three Duettos being used in the Graduate
The Graduate Duetto was in fact three different. They were all US specs with no headlamp cowls. One had the number OUP367 and another had 5600 on the plate. That car appears on a photo from the takings in the book Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider by Giorgio Nada, p79. The movie can be seen here.
Long-time Duetto owner and friend Axel R. has good input.
"Sun visors or internal mirrors (e.g. in the "Drive-In-Scene") are often temporarily dissmantled in
movies due to better visibility while shooting into or out of a car. For me, its not shure, that there are visibly differences between two or three used Duettos, if these minor things are temporarily mounted or dismantled. The
antenna is in the same position in the Movie and I can't recognize other differences in the Duettos. My version of the
movie is only the Duetto-Scenes (9min.). The Duetto never had headrests as a factory option.
The Duettos used might be italian versions. They have white indicator
lenses. Plexis are probably dismantled, but I couldn't see any holes. There were no US versions in 1966/67
IMHO. Perhaps there was an European version without plexis. The movie was
shot starting April 24 in 1967 and launched in December same year.
The recognizable licence-plate OUP 367 is likely to be fiction. The movie is produced during 1966/67 and was introduced on 21. December 1967. The dark blue or black colour of the plate can be seen several times in the movie. Regarding the license plate OUP367 here is a site with more details about US license plates.
More about Californian license plates here.
The 1/B xy 5600 plate:
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