Not all cars are equal; some simply stand out above the rest. In some movies, the cars even steal the show and are even remembered for longer than the actors/actresses in the movie. Here follows a few (in no specific order) of those that have featured in films over the years:
- The Aston Martin DB5 is as much James Bond as the iconic character’s first scene in ‘Dr. No’ (1962) when he introduces himself as ‘’Bond. James Bond’’. When we think Bond, we think pretty girls, martini’s and – yes, Aston Martin. The Aston Martin first appeared in the 1964 Bond film ‘Goldfinger’ and has been our hero’s preferred car ever since in many of his movies.
- In both the original ‘The Italian Job’ (1969) and its 2003 remake, the Mini Cooper S plays an important part as the getaway car. They’re quick and very manoeuvrable and moving out of tight spots seems a breeze. In short, they’re the perfect getaway car if you have to negotiate pedestrian footpaths and traffic.
- ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ with Burt Reynolds brings the cinema lover the 1977 Pontiac Trans Am. The movie’s success, and no doubt appeal of the car, saw sales jump by an amazing 30,000 within a year in America and by 24,000 the next. Feature a car that leaps over bridges, slides beautifully around corners and evades the sheriff for the longest time, then you know people will love it. This one’s right up there with cinema’s icons.
- In ‘The Love Bug’ from 1968 we are introduced for the 1st time to Herbie, the Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own. It becomes the star in a series of comedies by Walt Disney Productions.
- The futuristic DeLorean DMC-12 from the 1985 movie ‘Back to the Future’ with Michael J. Fox made a huge impression with its stainless steel frame, gull-wing doors and general futurist design. Exporting the characters into a time in the future, this car has become one of those having earned itself a cult following.
- From the 1068 film ‘Bullitt’ we have more than one star. There is Steve McQueen, and there is his Ford Mustang GT 390 Fastback. Iconic for some of the greatest car chases in San Francisco captured on film, ‘Bullitt’ immortalised the Ford Mustang.
There are actually quite a number of iconic movie cars that can make it onto our list; very often individual tastes will dictate. If you have a favourite, you can see how much it would be worth at The Car Buying Group.
Some of the following will look good on any ‘’top list’’: the 6000 SUX from ‘Robocop’, the 1995 Porsche 911 Turbo (964) from ‘Bad Boys’ as well as the 2008 Audi RS8 from ‘Iron Man’.