The Real Story of Jack & Rose’s Sex Car from Titanic

Here is the history of the expensive car featured in one of the most memorable scenes from the film Titanic, which has been referenced and parodied in numerous media. Titanic continues to rank as one of James Cameron’s most stunning works, even though he has been responsible for some of the most notable cinematic accomplishments in recent years. 

The main cast’s performances and the crew’s attention to detail received the majority of the praise for Titanic, the most expensive movie ever made at the time and the highest-grossing movie of all time for many years. Director James Cameron made sure to recreate the Titanic as accurately as possible, paying attention to even the smallest details.

Although it is based on the true account of the RMS Titanic disaster in 1912, the film offers a fictional tale about the romance between first-class passengers Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) and Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) as they travel on the iconic ship. After creating the well-known naked portrait of Rose, Jack and Rose escaped Lovejoy and had sex while hiding in a car in the cargo hold. It turns out that the automobile is one of the numerous historically correct touches in the film that made this one of the most recognizable sequences from Titanic.

The actual Titanic carried a vehicle resembling Jack and Rose’s sex vehicle.

The 1912 Renault Type CB Coupe de Ville that Jack and Rose had their intercourse in during the Titanic movie also appears in other scenes. 

At the outset, as the camera pans to show the guests arriving at the harbor and their curiosity about the enormous, “unsinkable” ship, the automobile is hoist onto the ship. 

According to Historic Vehicle, the only “case” of an automobile report on the Titanic‘s cargo manifest was a 1912 Renault Type CB Coupe de Ville own by first-class passenger William Carter. Carter was traveling with his wife, Lucile, their children, Lucile and William, as well as their maid, manservant, and chauffeur. 

The car had been purchased in France and was kept on the Titanic‘s port-side Orlop Deck storage space. Carter filed a claim against White Star Line for the value of the car after the car sank to the bottom of the ocean though the Carter family survived the sinking of the Titanic.

But it’s unclear what happened to the car when the Titanic sank. Numerous missions have been launch since the ship was found at the bottom of the North Atlantic, but none have been able to find the automobile. 

A study team’s photo of what seem to be the car’s left front wheel and fender was the closest they have come to discover the vehicle. Since the car has been there for over a century, it is extremely improbable that any remains will be discovered.

There are many historically accurate details in Titanic.

James Cameron’s Titanic contains more historically accurate details than just the automobile in which Jack and Rose had sex. Cameron made sure that every aspect of the ship was as authentic as possible, aside from the people who were based on actual ship passengers. To do so, the sets for the Titanic‘s interior chambers were meticulously recreated using images and shipbuilders’ designs as a source of information.

The ornate woodwork and plasterwork were sculpt by artisans worldwide using the ship’s original designs, and other features like the carpeting, seats, silverware, and more were all faithfully reconstruct. The Grand Staircase was also restore to a high quality of realism. James Cameron employed two Titanic historians to guarantee that all of these elements were authentic, and the result was a film that paid an incredible degree of attention to detail.