Photo : Écuries Hardy

Rococo state coach, Delusions of Grandeur, by Gérard Oury, 1971

It is in this state coach built after an old model for the film Delusions of Grandeur by Gerard Oury in 1970 that the legendary scene was filmed, where the carriage is chased by the villagers, with Yves Montand behind and Louis de Funès in the coach. In this scene Louis de Funes (or rather, his double) passes through the bottom of the body and is ejected under the state coach at the rear.
To perform this stunt safely, the rear wheels were made excessively high (2.20 m in diameter) so that the stuntman was not decapitated while passing the rear axle.
The rear step was also temporarily removed to allow free passage and was then replaced.