10 Best Cars From Movies

Thursday, July 21 by Johnny Pace

The 10 best cars from movies are those that actually play such a significant role in the film that they may as well receive top-billing along with the actual stars of the movie. These movie cars are diverse in style but they are all the things of teenage dreams. These are the cars that bring out that teenage boy in even the most jaded person and make you remember the driving fantasies you held.

  1. Eleanor (1967 Mustang). The 1967 Mustang Shelby GT500 driven by Nick Cage in the "Gone in 60 Seconds" remake is one of the best cars from a movie of all time. This car just exudes bad-ass like few vehicles in the history of cinema.
  2. General Lee (Dodge Charger). A 1969 Dodge Charger is a fine piece of machinery, but change the weight distribution to make it defy the laws of physics as it jumps over creek beds and you have one of the best cars from a movie ever. Not to mention that this car's hood is a lot easier to slide across than the one on that rusty Neon.
  3. Herbie (Volkswagen Beetle). This little love bug has been in a number of iconic films but the best version of it appeared in the 2005 film, "Herbie: Fully Loaded." With Lindsay Lohan at the wheel, it is probably safe to say that this car had lots of pep once she put her powder covered key in the ignition. How else did this iteration of Herbie become fully loaded? And, no, those aren't love bugs under your skin, Herbie. And, yes, anthrax is bad. Herbie, you're a hell of a car.
  4. The Bandit (Firebird Trans Am). Burt Reynolds, Burt's mustache, 1970s muscle car, screaming chicken decal on the hood. There is so much irony with this combination of man and machine that there is no need to explain why this car is one of the best movie cars ever filmed.
  5. Ghostbusters Ambulance (1959 Cadillac). While a station wagon converted to ambulance duty does not sound all that special, it is if it's the Ghostbusters' ambulance that is based around one of the most iconic cars of all time, the 1959 Cadillac. Oh and those giant fins in the back just make it look fast. In fact, they make it look eve faster than that time Eddie Winslow shaved racing stripes into the side of his hair.
  6. Bueller's Ferrari (Ferrari 250 GT). It really is sad what happened to one of the best movie cars of all time. If you ever get the chance to drive one of these, be careful because they are not cheap to fix.
  7. Bullitt (1968 Mustang). In the film, "Bullitt," Steve McQueen takes his ride of the same name into the realm of cinema legend. This dark-green Mustang GT is one of the best movie cars of all time and it has video footage to prove its not just talk.
  8. DeLorean DMC-12. This car is so fast that it can take you "Back to the Future," three times.
  9. Eleanor (1973 Mustang). The original 1974 version of "Gone in 60 Seconds" featured a yellow Mustang Mach 1 that showed the traits of a true car star as it raced through the streets.
  10. Deuce (1932 Ford Coupe). The yellow hot-rod from "American Graffiti" has an engine sound that is so awesome that it makes lesser cars tremble in fear. This car solidified its position as one of the best movie cars of all time during this film's legendary drag race scene.
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