10 Famous Movie Cars

Thursday, February 3 by Megan Bushree

Here are 10 famous movie cars. There have been plenty of films where cars play a big part of a story, or help create a glimpse into the personality for one of the characters. Here, we take a look at cars that became iconic and took on a persona on their own.

  1. Eleanor in "Gone in 60 Seconds"  No matter how insensitive a car thief may seem, remember that it is probably because he has had his heart broken before. In this case, Memphis Raines (Nicolas Cage) is the "bad man" and his elusive lady is the 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, he lovingly calls Eleanor. A car with attitude and amazing ability to escape the LAPD in a high speed chase, Eleanor is one tough chick.
  2. Batmobile in "Batman" There are plenty of "Batman" films and even the Adam West television series to view some version of the Batmobile. Whatever your preference may be, the car is always awesome, albeit a little ridiculous. However, let us consider the 1990"Batman" film to have the definitive Batmobile because that was the beginning of something new and different.
  3. Cameron's dad's car "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" As the band Yellow would say, "Oh Yeah". Cameron sure was a sad sap, but you would be too if your father ignored you in favor of his beloved 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Spyder. The vehicle that is so choice, Ferris feels the need to steal for a joyride through the city of Chicago. If you have the means, I highly recommend it.
  4. Family Wagon in "National Lampoons Vacation" Clarke W. Griswold(Chevy Chase) may have made his family moan with his choice of the new family car, seeing how the wagon was a bit of an eyesore, but it sure is memorable. With wood paneling, the 1979 Ford LTD Country Squire was built to last. It caught Christie Brinkley's eye so Clarke must have made the right choice after all.
  5. "Bullet" Steve Mcqueen pretty cool alone, throwing him in the 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback in the infamous chase scene, makes him even cooler. 1960's muscle cars are always a favorite for filmmakers, but since this film was actually made in the 1960s, it was considered a pioneer.
  6. "The Fast and the Furious" Charger  The 2001 original film about a cop who goes undercover as a streetcar racer, is filled with plenty of fast cars. Many of the cars featured are newer foreign cars that have been customized to the extreme. The classic 1970 Dodge Charger is the black beauty of the film that suffers a horrendous demise.
  7. "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" The car featured in this film is actually the star. There were a series of cars created in order to fulfill all of the features and transformations of the titular character. Not really a car that would impress a car aficionado, but pretty neat.
  8. Ben Braddock's car "The Graduate" Benjamin (Dustin Hoffman) might feel as if he is lost in the abyss of his own life, but he sure has a damn cool car. The 1966 Alfa Romeo Spider was perfectly fitting to both the character and diminutive actor that portrayed him. Who could forget Benjamin speeding down the road in his sporty Alfa Romeo to stop the wedding of his dream girl?
  9. Wayne's car in "Wayne's World" Cruising around in a 1977 AMC Pacer never seemed so cool. It was a tiny blue car that was bold enough to have flames painted on it. The sequel even featured a limousine version of the iconic car.
  10. The DeLorean "Back to the Future" Yes, Doc totally made a DeLorean into a time machine. This car is so cemented into pop culture that it almost seems hard to believe that it was an actual model of a car outside of the film. The controversy of the cocaine addicted creator and name-sake is also pretty memorable.
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