12 Iconic Cars from Movies
From a James Bond car to the Batmobile, these classic movies had some of the coolest, funniest and weirdest cars in entertainment history.
Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger
Every James Bond car becomes famous, but the machine gun-equipped Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger (1964) definitely takes the cake for being the most talked about. The car sold at auction in 2010 for a jaw-dropping $4.6 million. Here’s a list of 10 great examples of movie mistakes involving tools in some way.
Toyota Supra from The Fast and the Furious
Who knew the action-packed 2001 film would go on to be a global blockbuster franchise? That one race between Brian O’Conner’s Supra and Dom Toretto’s Charger is just one noteworthy illegal street racing scene fans love to talk about. Check out these incredible car finds in barns.
1963 Volkswagen Beetle from the Love Bug
The talking Beetle from the 1968 American comedy film and the first in a series of films made by Walt Disney Productions, “Herbie” set a new world record for a Volkswagen Beetle at auction when it sold for $126,500 back in 2015. This popular vintage car will end production in 2019.
Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
“The 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California. Less than 100 were made. My father spent three years restoring this car. It is his love. It is his passion,” said character Cameron Frye in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The movie car wasn’t actually a Ferrari, however. It was a replica by Modena Design and Development, named the GT Spyder California. Three were used in filming. An outdoor movie night isn’t just an event fit for parks. You can set up a DIY backyard movie theater of your own! All you need is the right setup.
Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters
Just picturing the Ecto-1 is sure to spark the Ghostburgers theme song in your head. The car is a converted 1959 Cadillac, featuring the iconic Ghostbusters logo on each door. When you store your sports car or classic car in the garage for the winter, a few simple steps and some proactive care will keep it in tip-top shape for your next ride.
Chevrolet Camaro from Transformers
The action-Packed Transformers series is filled with futuristic intensity, including giant robots fighting! The iconic “autobot” Bumblebee is responsible for any real-life yellow and black Camaro to also be dubbed Bumblebee. Take a look at the 15 craziest cars ever built.
DeLorean DMC-12 from Back to the Future
You can thank Doc Brown and Marty McFly for the DeLorean DMC-12 becoming a household name. If not for the cult classic, much wouldn’t be remembered about John DeLorean’s failed supercar! Today, it’s affectionately known as the most famous time machine. Print advertisements for cars back in the day used to look a lot different!
The Lotus Esprit S1 from The Spy Who Loved Me
Part car, part submarine, the Lotus Esprit S1 from the 1977 James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me was certainly a sight for futuristic eyes. Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk is now the lucky owner of the original vehicle, which he plans to restore into a working submarine. Stroll back in time and check out these vintage cars. Can you guess the year, make and model of some of these lesser-known cars?
The Batmobile from Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice
The Batmobile is a household name that’s starred in many films, including the 2016 Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice movie, allowing Batman to bring justice to Gotham in style. Make the inside of your car like new again with these car interior restoration tips.
1948 Ford De Luxe from Grease
We won’t judge you if you start singing the musical number “Greased Lightning.” The 1948 Ford De Luxe was lovingly restored by Danny and his gang in the 1978 movie Grease. Check out these 100 car maintenance tasks you can do on your own.
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1984 Ford Econoline from Dumb and Dumber
Also referred to as the Shaggin’ Wagon, Harry and Lloyd drove this van with custom bodywork and exterior fur lining in the cult classic Dumb and Dumber. Here are the nine most reliable cars that rarely need a mechanic.
1976 AMC Pacer from Wayne’s World
Called the Mirth Mobile, Garth’s not-so-cool 1976 AMC Pacer featuring some pretty tacky flames became a comedic, albeit, beloved example of just how much Wayne’s best buddy failed to get the chicks. Check out these 13 weird car features you didn’t know you might have.
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