Everyone has a favourite movie and everyone has a favourite movie car. Younger fans may opt for Cars while older fans may opt for Knight Rider or something from https://www.pureperformancemotorsport.com/, however everyone loves a celebrity four wheeled vehicle. Here are the best movie cars of all time.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
A car that flies?! That’s incredible. Or so thought children of the sixties and seventies. Now we have Need For Speed and Gone In 60 Seconds, and Chitty has been relegated to the shelf. Bring back Chitty. The world needs more flying cars.
Starsky & Hutch
That red and white Ford Torino (lovingly reprised in the 2004 remake) is an icon to a generation. Any sensible car fan wants one – and a chunky knit sweater to go with it.
Steve McQueen’s 1971 classic car movie with a Porsche 911S to die for. That beast is lowered so far, it’s practically underground. All car freaks love this movie with minimum dialogue, sweet motors and roaring engines. It’s genius of the highest order.
A talking Pontiac Trans Am with built in flame throwers? That’s almost as good as a flying car. KITT also reappeared as a Shelby GT500KR but the original Trans Am can’t be bettered. Knight Rider will forever be reinvented because you can’t beat a talking car and a Hasselhoff inspired crime fighter.
That black GMC Vandura with the red stripe made vans sexy again. You can even hire a replica for your wedding or prom, though you might not be able to get a Mr T lookalike to drive it for you. Or maybe you can?
You can’t leave the (questionably lovable?) Volkswagen Beetle off a list of classic movie cars – even if he does annoy the hell out of you, it’s guaranteed the movie industry will keep reinventing him every few years for each new generation of movie-goers. Beetle fans can point out the evolution of Herbie from the sixties through to the noughties. Don’t encourage them.
Back to the Future
A DeLorean DMC-12 that runs on plutonium and can travel through time is something that any sensible person wants – and any car with doors that open upwards is super-cool. End of story. But then you get flaming skid-marks and the story just gets better and better.
The Fast and the Furious
How do you pick one car from a movie that’s jammed full of sweet motors? Surely it’s got to be the Toyota Supra Mk IV driven by Brian O’Conner? Or maybe Dominic Toretto’s Mazda RX-7? Too much choice.
A black Ford Falcon XB Interceptor with an exposed super-charger poking up through the bonnet? Oh yes. It’s not good to shatter illusions (or is it?) but that super-charger was non-functional. Who cares? It looks totally awesome and form over function wins out in this instance.
Who wouldn’t want a lime green Mystery Machine for fun-times with Fred and/or Daphne (your choice) in the spacious back of this Ford Econoline Van? There’s plenty of room for ghosts, hungry dogs and bearded hippies in this classic movie car.
Did we leave one off the list? Tell us about your favourite car in the comments below.