The Thunderbird was the same car (resprayed) that starred in the TV series Vega$ starring Robert Urich
Contributed by: Dwight Dawson
The early 70's MGB sports car shots are some of the very best done in any movie. There is a long list of movies using the British MGB which was last produced in 1980. It illustrates the car's spirited ability quite well.
The complaining mother and child in the Thunderbird are the director's wife and son.
The French film is "À bout de souffle", which translates to "Out of Breath", not "À bout du souffle", which probably translates to something like a "a Blow of Wind".