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Classic Cars on the Big Screen

A GU IDE T O CLASSIC CARS ON THE BIG SCREEN THE ITALIAN JOB 1969 The car that made the Swinging Sixties. 16 Minis were used during production; all of them either being written off in the chase scenes or scrapped and abandoned afterwards. Three were later rescued and restored by a private collector. AUSTIN MINI COOPER S THE CLASSIC THE LOVE BUG Everyone's favourite car with a mind of its own. The ultimate symbol of flower power, Herbie had his Volkswagen badge removed for the first movie after the company initially refused permission. 1969 CAR LAUNCHED COUNTRY OF ORIGIN TOTAL SALES 1961 UK 5,300,000 53 VOLSKWAGEN BEETLE THE HİPPIE AMERICAN GRAFFITI 1973 The car of George Lucas' youth brought to life on screen. Customised specially for the film, this hot rod initially couldn't be sold for the asking price after filming before it grew in cult status just like the movie. CAR LAUNCHED COUNTRY OF ORIGIN TOTAL SALES 1963 GERMANY 21,529,464 FORD DEUCE COUPE THE HOT ROD SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT After helping Burt Reynolds 'bootleg' illegal beverages across the U.S, the Trans AM became one of the world's most iconic cars. 1977 Reynolds was even promised a Trans AM for life by GM, an offer that was later recinded. CAR LAUNCHED COUNTRY OF ORIGIN TOTAL SALES 1932 U.S PONTIAC TRANS AM THE BOOTLEGGER THE SPY WHO LOVED ME 1977 Arguably the most famous Bond car of them all, with a top speed of 138mph. One of the models used for filming was a fully working submarine, however the bubbles from the car were actually made using Alka-Seltzer tablets. CAR LAUNCHED COUNTRY OF ORIGIN TOTAL SALES 1977 U.S 459,213 LOTUS ESPRIT S1 THE SUPER SUB MAD MAX Legend has it, producers on the first Mad Max film could only afford one car for the entire filming process. And that iconic supercharger on the bonnet; not real, just a prop. Never the less, the Interceptor went on to become a big 1979 CAR LAUNCHED COUNTRY OF ORIGIN TOTAL SALES screen icon. 1976 UK 10,675 FORD FALCON XB THE INTERCEPTOR GHOSTBUSTERS The Ecto-1, or 'Ectomobile', has courted controversy ever since its first film appearance. 1984 The whereabouts of the three cars used in filming is uncertain, but when one was unsuccessfully sold on eBay it was later claimed to be just one of the many faithful replicas which still exist. CAR LAUNCHED COUNTRY OF ORIGIN TOTAL SALES 1973 AUSTRALIA 211,000 CADILLAC MILLER METEOR THE GHOST HUNTER BACK TO THE FUTURE As a production car it was a disaster, but as a Hollywood legend it's never been beaten. The 'time-travelling' DeLorean's PRV V6 engine was actually dubbed over with recorded sounds of a V8 as it raced up to its top speed of 88mph. 1985 CAR LAUNCHED COUNTRY OF ORIGIN TOTAL SALES 1959 U.S 2,100 DELOREAN DMC-12 THE FLUX CAPACITOR FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF Could there be a better car to use when playing 1986 truant? Thankfully, a fibre-glass model was used for the destruction scene. The real car, meanwhile, is now one of the most expensive cars ever sold at auction - going for $10.9 million in 2008. CAR LAUNCHED COUNTRY OF ORIGIN TOTAL SALES 1982 UK/ U.S 9,000 FERRARI 250 GT CALIFORNIA SPYDER CONVERTIBLE THE RARITY THELMA & LOUISE The car from the legendary road-trip movie that made feminist icons of cop-dodging duo Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis. Five Thunderbirds 1991 were used during filming, each with 300+ bhp and a top speed of 120mph. CAR LAUNCHED COUNTRY OF ORIGIN TOTAL SALES 1961 ITALY 55 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTABLE THE GETAWAY CAR LAUNCHED COUNTRY OF ORIGIN TOTAL SALES 1966 U.S 236,000 A guide to classic cars on the big screen has been put together by Gazeboshop. Gazeboshop is one of the UK's leading suppliers of custom printed gazebos and pop up gazebos. © Copyright Gazeboshop 2014. Made by Impression

Classic Cars on the Big Screen

shared by anthonywilliam on Oct 22
A look back at the top 10 classic cars that have graced the big screen, from the Italian Job's Mini-Cooper, to Back to the Future's Delorean.





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