Our love of cars starts way before we’re old enough for a driver’s license. Over the years we see our dream cars in movies and on television screens with hopes of owning one someday. Furthermore, sometimes the star of the movie doesn’t end up being the movie star, it’s the car. Here is our list, in no particular order, of some of the most memorable cars in movie history.
A 1932 Ford coupe nicknamed the “Deuce” shined in “American Graffiti”. Suped-up for street rodding, John Milner’s five-window yellow Ford coupe is an iconic American hot rod.
“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”
If you’re skipping school, you might as well do it in style. Ferris and Cameron’s vehicle of choice? Cameron’s dad’s 1961 Ferrari 250 GT. This red hot, Italian sports car made their day off a day to remember.
There are many memorable James Bond cars but the winner is the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 from “Goldfinger”. Not only does Sean Connery look awesome in this beautiful car but the over-the-top gadgets provide Bond with the ability to get out of any situation.
What’s cooler than a 1968 Ford Mustang GT 390 and Steve McQueen behind the wheel? The seven-minute car chase between Bullitt’s Mustang and a hit man’s Dodge Charger. It is one of the best car chase scenes ever. Of course the good guy comes out on top with this muscle Mustang being the winner.
“Smokey and the Bandit”
Bo “Bandit” Darville left us all wanting a 1977 Pontiac Trans Am. This black beauty was driven by Burt Reynold’s as an interference car to transport a tractor trailer of bootleg beer from Texarkana to Atlanta. With a bad car like this, it’s no wonder Sheriff Buford T. Justice couldn’t catch him.
“Back to the Future”
The doors opening upwards wasn’t the only cool thing about this 1981 DeLorean DMC-12. Doc Brown’s futuristic, plutonium powered DeLorean is an actual time machine. Marty McFly (Michael J Fox) travels back in time to 1955 and has an adventure of a lifetime.
“The Fast and the Furious”
Chargers are popular cars in the entertainment industry but Dominic Toretto’s 1970 Dodge Charger is a favorite. Dominic’s father’s modified muscle car was so bad even Vin Diesel was scared to drive it. Although it didn’t fare well in the end, we loved watching its barrel roll onscreen.
“The Italian Job”
Need a quick getaway? Maybe the 2003 Mini Cooper S is the car for you. It helped “The Italian Job” crew escape through congested Los Angeles. Red lights, traffic, subways – nothing could stop these Mini Coopers.
Sam Witwicky’s (Shia Lebeouf) first car was a 1977 Chevrolet Camaro. Unbeknownst to him, his car had a life of its own. Bumblebee, as the car was known, didn’t like his appearance so he upgraded himself to a 2009 Chevrolet Camaro. What else could Bumblebee do? How about change into a giant robot and save the world.
There are many cars that make a movie memorable and we only touched on a few. Did your favorite make our list? If not, please share with us in the comments section.