10 Most Beloved Cars From The Big Screen

1. 1932 Ford Coupe – American Graffiti

The Canary yellow ’32 Ford is powered by a 327 V8and is a little tall in the back. The famous drag race on Paradise Road pits the ’32 Ford against the more modern looking ’55 Chevy. The ’32 Ford beats the Chevy at the start, and halfway down, the Chevy flies off the road, flips and blows up. The driver is the ’55 Chevy? A young Harrison Ford.

2.   1968 Mustang GT 390 – Bullitt

Steve McQueen drives this Mustang with suave through San Francisco’ streets, especially with its famous chase scenes when it drives closely behind a 1968 Dodge Charger. McQueen handles the his pine green fast machine with its tough-looking style very calmly all the way to the end, when he’s able to crash the Dodge, which then blows up. The ’68 Mustang features as a magnesium Racing Torque thrust that helps the wheels give the car an aggressive feel.

3.   1958 Plymouth Fury – Christine

Christine, the name given to the 1958 Plymouth Fury, became Stephen King’s latest villain in the 1983 horror movie from his novel. She is possessed with supernatural powers that makes her indestructible and destroys anything that got in the way. The 5.7-L engine with 305 with the blood red body added to its sinister look and drive. One of the cars used in the film is on display at the Volo Auto Museum in Illinois.

4.   DeLoran DMC-12 – Back To The Future

Inside the hood, the DeLorean’s engine didn’t have the supercar tone many thought it would have with its flashy bodywork, carrying a simple 130-hp 2.9-liter V6 engine. But more importantly, the futuristic look fits with the movie’s idea of time transport, giving the DeLorean its legendary standing when it goers 88 mph. The car did not sell well, but the car’s unique, futurist design has earned it cult status for car aficionados.

5.   1964 Aston Martin DB5 – Goldfinger, Thunderball

James Bond’s line of Aston Martin fitted with fancy gadgets started with the 1964 DB5 007 drives in Goldfinger and Thunderball. Besides being an incredible looking Aston Martin, an expensive car to begin with, its gadgets includes a ramming bumper, various machine guns, ejector seat, smoke screen maker, and an oil-slick sprayer to spin out trailing cars. One of the few Astons used in the films were sold for $4.6 million.

6.   1976 Lotus Esprit Series I – The Spy Who Loved Me

Staying with James Bond, the 1970s brought different shapes of sports cars with a futuristic touch to it, as seen in The Spy Who Loved Me. Here, it is a white Series I Lotus Esprit that becomes significant with the eye-popping moment when the car converts to a submarine after Bond drives it into the water. The Lotus features stabilizer fins and props, and will drive up onto the beach as converts back into a car.

7.   1977 Pontiac Trans Am – Smokey And The Bandit

The Trans Am sped around corners, jumped over broken bridges, and evaded the Sheriff for hundreds of miles, giving a vehicle as effective and loved like the one in Dukes of Hazard. After the movie’s success, sales jumped in the next three years, especially with the sequel spawned and another look at Burt Reynolds and Sally Field. The Starlight Black Special Edition paint job, T-Top roof, and handling made it more the better for car buyers.

8.   Batmobile – Batman Begins,The Dark Knight

The militaristic Batmobile fromBatman Begins and The Dark Knight is visually superior and technically significant. The vehicle was built with a Chevy V8 engine that powers the Batmobile to 60 mph in 5 seconds with 37-inch off-road wheels. The front tires are attached to an independent suspension that gives 30 inches of room to bounce around and the exterior is made from 65 carbon-fiber panels.

9.   1970 Dodge Charger – The Fast And There Furious franchise

It’s been around in most of its 8 movies. With a wide stance, giant rear tires, and massive engine that sticks out of the hood, the Charger was a great choice for Vin Diesel to ride. The suspension is a high-clearance design made for large off-road tires on bead-locked rims that goes a long way. It has been driven in some of the series’ best chase scenes, all the way to Fast & Furious 7, when the car falls off a cargo plane and is parachuted down safely onto the road.

10.  The Gigahorse – Mad Max: Fury Road

This badass looked to be a CG vehicle, but it is a real vehicle that drove on the dunes in Australia for the film. A doubled-bodied ’59 Cadillac is on a huge truck chassis that is powered by twin Chevy big block supercharged V-8s. With its massive tractor tires, this monster is part monster car, part funny car with its stilt-like handling.