Cars make frequent appearances in the movies; some simply fade away in the background while others play a bigger role and sometimes even steal the show. They can also evoke all sorts of feelings in the viewer; for example a Bentley can suggest wealth and status while a classic American muscle car is the ride du jour for all the “bad boys” out there. Here is a list of the most famous and memorable cars to ever hit the big screen.
Mustang GT-“Bullitt”-The iconic Mustang GT makes a thrilling appearance in the classic 1968 flick. The car is super powerful for its time and as a matter of fact, it’s still powerful for today! Equipped with an impressive a V8 engine with 325 HP, this smooth and cool ride had a major role in an intense seven minute car chase scene. With all of that power and hp, you know the chase scene had to be a good one.
Aston Martin DB5 “GoldFinger”- Aston Martin is a British brand that is well known for manufacturing gorgeous and classy luxury vehicles. The beautiful DB5 model has made an impressive appearance in both “Goldfinger” and “Thunderball” movies from the James Bond franchise. The actual DB5 model that was driven by Sean Connery in the movie was recently purchased at a British auction at the price $4.6 million dollars. The engine is 4.0 Liters and is able to reach maximum speeds of up to 145 mph.
Ford Coupe-“American Graffiti”- The 1932 Deuce coupe is memorable for its final drag race scene in the cult classic movie “American Graffiti”. The bright yellow coupe is equipped with a V8 3.6 Ltr engine and puts out 60 hp. Ford is one of the most historic and iconic nameplates in America and its role in this flick only served to emphasize this.
Bumblebee-“Transformers “- Shia Lebouf’s car in Transformer (which he uses to pick up Megan Fox) is none other than a sunny yellow Camaro from Chevy named Bumblebee. This American muscle car is painted with bold black stripes and looks just like a bumblebee. Unfortunately Bumblebee was involved in a recent car accident which was not written in the scene; a police cruiser who wasn’t aware that filming was occurring in the area accidentally hit Bumblebee on the side. If you want to have your own Bumblebee now you can, thanks to Chevrolet’s Transformers Special Edition package for the Camaro. This will get you Autobot insignia fender bags and wheel caps and more Autobot insignias in the interior in addition to the classic Bumblebee black-on-yellow appearance.
Ford Edge-“Quantum Of Solace” -You would expect an international many of style and sophistication like James Bond to emerge out of a Aston Martin, Bentley or at the least a Mercedes Benz but in “Quantum Of Solace” he shocks us all by arriving at his hotel in a Ford Edge. James Bond drive doesn’t just any Ford Edge in the movie, but an environmentally friendly Ford Edge fueled by a hydrogen fuel cell. It’s the perfect car to suit Bond’s more sensitive and human character, which was unraveled in the film.
Delorean DMC 12-“Back To The Future”- This vehicle makes the list because it’s able to break the laws of physics. In the movie the DMC is able to travel back in time when hitting exact speeds of 88 mph. In our book, that makes the Delorean one of the coolest cars ever.
These cars have all played a role in iconic movies we all know and love and as a result we love these cars too! In many cases the cars have gone on to become collector items and sold in the million dollar range, such as in the case of the DB5. That’s why we feel that these are the coolest cars in the movies!