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Cinematic Cars: The Most Iconic Cars From The Movies

CONEMATIC CARS • THE MOST ICONIC CARS FROM THE MOVIES • Cars have been a quintessential part of the movies for decades. From road trips to chase scenes to pile-ups, cars have often become characters themselves, as integral to the story as the hero. Check out our list of the most iconic movie cars below: GOLDFINGER: ASTON MARTIN DB5 • "See the gear lever here? Now if you take the top off, you'll find a little red button. Whatever you do, don't touch it." - Q (Desmond Llewelyn) Why It's Iconic Defense mechanisms: Ejector seat, mounted machine guns, bullet-proof • Appears in six James Bond films overall windshield, smokescreen, oil slick, • Aston Martin DB5 sales increased and more by 50% after Goldfinger • BULLITT: • 1968 FORD MUSTANG GT390 FASTBACK "Look, you work your side of the street, and l'll work mine." - Frank Bullitt (Steve McQueen) Why It's Iconic Key to one of the greatest The cars reached speeds • Steve McQueen insisted chase scenes in movie over 110 mph during the on doing his own stunt history chase driving • THE ITALIAN JOB: MINI COOPER S • "Typical, isn't it? I've been out of jail five minutes, and already I'm in a hot car." - Charlie Croker (Michael Caine) Why It's Iconic • These diminutive getaway • The three MINIS were red, white, and blue in both versions-to match the British cars were so cool they spawned a remake Union Jack (1969) and American flag (2003) • BLUES BROTHERS: • DODGE MONACO (AKA THE BLUESMOBILE) "It's got a cop motor, a 440-cubic-inch plant, it's got cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas. What do you say, is it the new Bluesmobile or what?" - Elwood Blues (Dan Aykroyd) Why It's Iconic • Car stunts: the Bluesmobile • 103 cars were wrecked in • The mall that's destroyed during jumps over a squad car and the film, including 60 police the chase scene was an actual an open bridge in Chicago cruisers abandoned mall • GHOSTBUSTERS: • 1959 CADILLAC MILLER-METEOR (AKA ECTO-I) "Everybody can relax, I found the car. Needs some suspension work and shocks and uh, brakes, brake pads, lining, steering box, transmission, rear-end." Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) Why It's Iconic • The Ectomobile was driven • Equipped to serve all "super- • The car was a converted around Manhattan to publicize natural elimination needs" Miller-Meteor ambulance the movie BACK TO THE FUTURE: • 1981 DELOREAN DMC-12 "If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 mph you're gonna see some serious s#!t." – Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) Why It's Iconic • The Flux Capacitor, hover • The engine was replaced with a Porsche V8 engine to get up • John DeLorean sent a fan conversion, and those gull letter to thank the writers for wing doors to speed for the film using his car • FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF: • 1961 FERRARI 250 GT CALIFORNIA "My father loves this car more than life itself." – Cameron Frye (Alan Ruck) Why It's Iconic • Sold for $10.9 million at • The car that gets destroyed in the movie was a replica "Less than 100 were made" -True. Only about 50 were auction in 2008 produced • TOMMY BOY: • 1967 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE GTX "You're drivin' along, la-le-la, woo! Then all of a sudden, there's this truck tire in the middle of the road. And you hit the brakes. EEEEE! Whoa, that was close." - Tommy (Chris Farley) Why It's Iconic • It loses the hood, a door, • Holy Schnikes, it takes That soft top is no match and the top before ultimately catching fire a beating for deer antlers • BATMAN BEGINS/THE DARK KNICHT: • BATMOBILE (AKA THE TUMBLER) "I gotta get me one of those." - Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) Why It's Iconic • No special effects needed: • The 5,0000 pound vehicles • The Tumbler got up to five street-ready Tumblers had a Chevy V8 engine and 65 90 mph during filming were built for production carbon-fiber body panels SOURCES http://www.imdb.com/ http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/speed_racer/news/1726473/10/total_recall_50_most_memorable_movie_cars/ http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/news/vintage-speed/top-10-movie-cars-of-all-time#slide-1 http://editorial.autos.msn.com/movie-cars-20-best-of-all-time http://www.astonmartin.com/007 http://www.techradar.com/us/news/car-tech/the-technology-of-the-tumbler-how-britain-made-the-dark-knight-mobile-1166564/1

Cinematic Cars: The Most Iconic Cars From The Movies

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The Batmobile, the DeLorean, 3 Mini Coopers...did the corresponding movie pop into your head as you read through that short list of cars? Thought so! Cars in cinematic history often reflect the cul...

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