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Car collector Garvin Kotzin, 63, poses in Los Angeles with his 1936 Oldsmobile convertible with a tan ragtop, featured in the film "Gangster Squad." At left, a bullet-nosed 1947 Ford sedan. (Jan. 7, 2013)

'Gangster Squad' film features classic American cars

To bring the story of mobster Mickey Cohen's reign over post-war Los Angeles to life, the director of "Gangster Squad" employed Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling and more than 100 irreplaceable vintage American cars. There's the 1941 light blue Ford Deluxe Convertible that Gosling's character drives; the bulbous, bullet-nosed 1947 Ford sedans that served as police cars; the gorgeous black 1936 Oldsmobile convertible with a tan ragtop and the regal 1949 Packard Super 8 limousines that carried Cohen.

This undated publicity photo released by Warner Bros.
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This undated publicity photo released by Warner Bros. shows, from left, Ryan Gosling as Sgt. Jerry Wooters, Josh Broslin as Sgt. John O’Mara, Michael Pena as Officer Navidad Ramirez, Robert Patrick as Officer Max Kennard and Anthony Mackie as Officer Coleman Harris, in the movie “Gangster Squad."

Car collector Garvin Kotzin, 63, poses in Los
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Car collector Garvin Kotzin, 63, poses in Los Angeles with his 1936 Oldsmobile convertible with a tan ragtop, featured in the film "Gangster Squad." At left, a bullet-nosed 1947 Ford sedan. (Jan. 7, 2013)

Car collector Garvin Kotzin's vintage black 1936 Oldsmobile
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Car collector Garvin Kotzin's vintage black 1936 Oldsmobile convertible with a tan ragtop, featured in the film "Gangster Squad," is seen in Los Angeles. (Jan. 7, 2013)

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Car collector Garvin Kotzin, 63, who owns several
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Car collector Garvin Kotzin, 63, who owns several cars featured in the film "Gangster Squad," poses with his 1936 Oldsmobile convertible in Los Angeles. (Jan. 7, 2013)

A vintage American-made 1935 DeSoto Airstream Sedan, owned
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A vintage American-made 1935 DeSoto Airstream Sedan, owned by collector Chuck Shubb, is among the autos featured in the film "Gangster Squad." (Jan. 7, 2013)

Car collector Chuck Shubb, 72, from Los Angeles,
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Car collector Chuck Shubb, 72, from Los Angeles, poses with a 1941 Plymouth Special Deluxe, one of several cars he owns that are featured in the film "Gangster Squad." (Jan. 7, 2013)

A bullet-nosed 1947 Ford Sedan that served as
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A bullet-nosed 1947 Ford Sedan that served as police car in the film "Gangster Squad," owned by car collector Chuck Shubb, is seen in Los Angeles. (Jan. 7, 2013)

Car collector Chuck Shubb, 72, poses in Los
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Car collector Chuck Shubb, 72, poses in Los Angeles with his 1948 Packard Super 8 Touring Sedan, one of several cars featured in the film, "Gangster Squad." (Jan. 7, 2013)

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Car collector Chuck Shubb, 72, sits inside his
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Car collector Chuck Shubb, 72, sits inside his 1948 Packard Super 8 Touring Sedan that was featured in the film "Gangster Squad," in Los Angeles. (Jan. 7, 2013)

Car collector Chuck Shubb's 1948 Packard Super 8
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Car collector Chuck Shubb's 1948 Packard Super 8 Touring Sedan's Cormorant hood ornament is seen in Los Angeles. The vintage car is featured in the film, "Gangster Squad." (Jan. 7, 2013)

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