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The Most Famous Cars In Movies and TV Shows
1. Customized Pontiac Trans Am 1982
( from TV show „Knight Rider“ from 1982 )
This black Pontiac Trans Am was featured in the Knight Rider, a television series broadcasted on NBC. It ran from 26th September 1982 to 8th August 1986. The show starred Michael Knight, a role played by David Hasselhoff, who is a modern hero fighting crime. He is assisted by his talking car, KITT, which is equipped with artificial intelligence. This classic car had bomb sniffer, teargas launcher, sleep gas and flamethrowers among other modifications.
2. DeLorean DMC12
( from the movie „Back To The Future“ from 1982 )
This famous machine was used in the 1982 science fiction film, Back to the Future. This comedy was written by Bob Gale and Zemeckis, and produced by Steven Spielberg. The film revolves around a teenager, Marty McFly, who is sent back to 1955 from 1985 by accident. Marty meets with his parents while in high school and accidentally ruins their chances of meeting. He must fight to go back to 1985 and ensure his parents meet and fall in love. DeLorean DMC12 is a time machine with a fiberglass underbody and gull-wing doors.
3. 1964 Volkswagen Beetle
( from the movie „The Love Bug“ )
The Love Bug was produced by Walt Disney, and was the first in a couple of movies that starred Herbie, a white 1964 racing Volkswagen Beetle. Herbie could not speak but this did not stop him from having a personality. He was a small moody car equipped with various gadgets that enabled him to piss oil on your legs if you gave him a funny look. The film is based on a 1961 book entitled Car, Boy, Girl, written by Gordon Buford. It revolves around the adventures of Herbie, Jim Douglas, his driver and Carol Bennett, the driver’s love interest.
4. Chevrolet Camaro
( Bumblebee from the movie “Transformers” )
Shia LeBeouf, the main character of the 2007 hit movie Transformers, wanted to acquire a real Camaro. The producers of this movie requested the GM executives to choose the trashiest Camaro. The executives settled on the ’76 Camaro and converted it to 2009 version known as Bumblebee.
5. Chrysler Imperial
( from the movie „The Green Hornet“ )
This 1968 Black Beauty Chrysler is one of the coolest movie cars. The film talks about Kato, who is a masked vigilante fighting crime with the help of his side kick, a Chrysler Imperial Crown. This car is nicknamed Black Beauty and is equipped with many crime-fighting weapons. What most people found fascinating about the car is that it was drivable and not a mere prop.
6. Ford Lincoln Futura Concept Car
( From the movie „Batman“ from 1955 )
The Batman was a TV series aired on ABC network from 12th January 1966 to 14th March 1968. It was based on a comic book and featured Batman and Robin. The two were heroes, who defended Gotham city from criminals. They were assisted by the Batmobile, which was a 1955 Lincoln Futura. This mean- crime fighting car was build at the cost of $250,000 at the time. Modern time Batman drives a Lamborginy with a lot of add ons, and it is no longer called The Batmobile, but The Tumbler.
7. Aston Martin DB5
( from the movie „James Bond: Goldfinger“ from 1963 )
Gold Finger is the 3rd James Bond movie starring Sean Connery as James Bond, the MI6 agent. The Bond Girl is known as Pussy Galore and is played by Honor Blackman. James bond, the super spy and playboy drives the extra-stylish 1963 Aston Martin DB5. This car is also featured in another bond film, Thunderball. Other different DB5s also appear in Casino Royale, Tomorrow never dies and Goldeneye.
8. 1977 Pontiac Trans Am
( from the movie „Smokey and the Bandit” from 1977 )
Smokey and the Bandit is an action comedy movie produced in 1977. It stars Jackie Gleason, Sally Field, Jerry Reed and Burt Reynolds, and their lovely car, the 1977 Pontiac Trans Am SE. The car was muscular, flared and sharp in all the right places. It had a gold regalia and glossy black paint.
9. 1958 Plymouth Fury
( from the movie „Christine“ from 1983 )
Christine is an adaptation from a Stephen King book by the same name. The movie talks about the effects a possessed car known as Christine brings to its owner, Arnie. This 2-door, bright red and white 1958 Plymouth Fury is quite fascinating.
10. 1967 Shelby Mustang GT 500
( from the movie „Gone in 60 seconds“ car also goes by the name „Eleanor“ in the movie )
Nicholas cage drives this 1967 Shelby Mustang GT 500 when Gone In 60 Seconds is about to end. The car has a 428 engine and can do 650hp. The car was modified by adding mag rims, functional side pipes, a body kit, a hoop scoop and sport tires for this movie. Everything about this car is just amazing and loveable.