No one will argue that the movie universe would not be the same without famous iconic cars (for example, the spectacular Batmobile or the Aston Martin DB5 driven by James Bond). The automobile “Hall of Fame” includes countless cars which have become parts of movie history. Here is a list of the top 7 famous cars from movies and series ever to grace the screen. Which ones did you fall in love with the most?
Aston Martin DB5, 1964 ( “Goldfinger”)
Machine guns, an oil sprayer, bulletproof screens, ejector seats for unwelcome passengers, and an incredible state-of-the-art navigation system – without a doubt, this Bond’s car was a work of art. Aston Martin DB5 appeared not only in “Goldfinger”, but also in “Thunderball”, “Golden Eye” and “Casino Royale”. The Aston Martin cars were featured in movies about James Bond so many times that the brand became tied to this movie character. The car company has even dedicated a third of its website to its involvement in the film franchise.
The original car from “Goldfinger” from the original movie was sold for $4.6 million, however, you can still buy an Aston Martin car similar to the iconic movie model, put on a classy suit, and travel to the casino in Monaco or Las Vegas just as James Bond did. Or you simply enjoy the original movie with the iconic car and virtual gambling on one of the famous online casino websites (follow the link attached to the image below).
Lincoln Futura, 1955 (“Batman”)
The Batmobile or the modified version of the 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car is one of the best-known cars from movies. It was designed specifically for the movie and created just some weeks before filming. Batman’s rugged vehicle featured a cable-cutting blade, a bat projector, tires that could re-inflate automatically, the ability to release smoke, and a special steering wheel for the convenience of lead actor Adam West (Bruce Wayne).
This car was built based on a concept car Lincoln Futura 1955. It was equipped with a 6.4-liter engine and two parachutes, allowing for a 180-degree turn, and different futuristic gadgets to help Batman fight crime.
Chevrolet Impala, 1967 (“Supernatural”)
The main characters of the series – two brothers Dean and Sam Winchester fight against demons and evil spirits and lose and find friends and enemies, but one thing has remained constant during all 15 seasons: the characters’ desire for cars.
By the way, Chevrolet Impala has also been glimpsed in numerous police dramas and music videos and the legendary movie “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”.
Chevrolet Camaro, 1977 and 2009 (“Transformers”)
The Chevrolet Camaro (fans of the “Transformers” movies know this car as the Bumblebee robot) became a real symbol of the movie series. The first Transformer to appear in this series of films was the powerful and friendly Autobot Bumblebee, and it was played by the 1977 Chevrolet Camaro. The other Chevrolet Camaro, which participated in “Transformers” was the 2009 Chevrolet Camaro.
DeLorean DMC-12, 1981 (“Back to the Future”)
Mad scientist Doc Brown from the movie “Back to the Future ” didn’t exactly use this car for normal trips, but for time travels. DMC-12 was unique: it was the only model produced by the DeLorean Motor Company. The car was produced only for two years, from 1981 to 1983, but thanks to the “Back to the Future” movie this car became iconic.
XB GT Ford Falcon, 1973 ( “Mad Max”)
This car, “Pursuit Special” or “The Last of the V8 Interceptors” was a true road warrior and eight-cylinder symbol of post-apocalyptic dystopian justice, and a loyal friend of Max Rockatansky, the main character of “Mad Max”. Assembled from a 1973 Ford Falcon, “Pursuit Special” itself looks like a reminder of the ruthlessness of the future and the triumph of the will. The car in the movie was instantly recognizable because of its massive supercharger.
Cadillac Miller, 1959 (“Ghostbusters”)
The car the main characters have driven, the Ecto-1, was based on a 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor. For 1984 this car looked pretty exotic. Dan Ackroyd and Ivan Reitman, the creators of the movie “Ghostbusters”, were specifically looking for a retro car with an unusual and futuristic design. The Cadillac Miller-Meteor, used in the ’60s as an ambulance car, fitted their vision perfectly.
The Ecto-1 is certainly one of the most recognizable cars in movie history. This fantastic ectoplasmic auto is remembered even by those who don’t like such movies and must be a most fitting choice of car for this comedy. It looks strange – just as a poltergeist fighting machine could be (if it existed in real life)
The movie cars from our list are just a few movie cars, but they are still just as instantly recognizable by fans and the general public as the beloved fictional characters who drive them. And which other iconic movie cars do you know?