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Dec 25, 2010 4:25 PM by AP

It's a wonderful car: Dodge of movie fame in Colorado

JOHNSTOWN, Colo. (AP) - A 1919 Dodge believed to be the one that Jimmy Stewart famously crashed in "It's a Wonderful Life" has been bought by a Colorado couple.

The car was delivered to Keith and Marilyn Smith of Johnstown on Friday. They say they have the original title listing the owner as 20th Century Fox, which made the film.

The Smiths say they bought it from a California collector who doesn't want to be identified. They declined to reveal the price.

The car was delivered by truck but still runs. Keith Smith, a retired financial planner who restores cars, says he painted the car for a previous owner in the 1990s.

Damage from the movie crash has been repaired. The Smiths also own a 1928 Nash, a 1948 Lincoln Continental and other vehicles.

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