Wouldn’t you just love to own one of these bad boys!
Some films are remembered by performances, music, locations and cult status which is all well and good but for us here at DrivenMedia, we don’t care about that. We are into something with a bit more revs.
We like a film remembered solely by our four-wheel friends, and we think you do to! So, without further ado, here is a collection of the most iconic screen stealers of recent times:
Mini Cooper (The Italian Job)
Hands up for everyone who remembers the famous getaway sequence?
Yep, the humble Mini is the shining light in this 60’s crime caper. We love Michael Caine and we love a thrilling heist but the Mini trumps every possible thing about this film and throws it over the cliff-side.
The Mini Cooper was the car of its generation and was many a 70’s child’s car of dreams.
We’ll quickly gloss over the noughties remake…
Aston Martin DB5 (Goldfinger)
There are a few of 007’s vehicles that could have been featured here, including the Lotus Esprit from The Spy who Loved Me, but the car most remembered is the Aston Martin DB5 which was sold for a whopping $4.6millon back in 2010.
This machine-gun wielding behemoth was the thorn in Auric Goldfinger’s side and helped James scupper his plans of robbing Fort Knox of its gold.
Named DB5 after Aston Martin’s owner, David Brown, originally dubbed “the most famous car in the world”, the DB5 had a Bond revival in 007’s twenty-third outing, Skyfall.
VW Beetle (The Love Bug)
Ask the public if they’ve seen The Love Bug and there is a chance they may not have, but they know about “Herbie”. The car with its own personality, who can drive on his own and can win a few races too.
You may have seen one of these around as the temptation to replicate is too strong not to, and to brilliant effect.
The famous white beetle, accompanied by the now iconic red and blue stripes with number 53 on the bonnet, was a staple favourite amongst the younger viewer and had a revival starring Lindsey Lohan in 2005 in Herbie Fully Loaded.
Fun Fact Alert!
The number 53 was decided by producer, Bill Walsh, who supported baseball team, the LA Dodgers and is honoured after a favourite player of his called Don Drysdale.
DeLorean (Back to the Future)
Mention a DeLorean and you instantly recognise this as the famous time-machine used by Marty McFly in the three film Back to the Future series.
The DeLorean DMC-12 (to give it it’s proper title) was produced between 1981-1983 and featured gull-wing doors and a brushed stainless-steel finish which was highly irregular at the time.
The DeLorean had its flaws with its power and performance not correlating with the cars’ price and looks but it turned out for the best as possibly the most iconic car in film history.
Ford Mustang GT (Bullitt)
Arguably, one of the best films for car buffs features a host of different vehicles and, possibly, Steve McQueen’s most accomplished screen performances.
For us here at DrivenMedia, when a Ford Mustang rumbles past the office, we all look out the window in unison. There are many cars that evoke cool, and when Steve McQueen is driving, the coolness factor is off the charts.
The Mustang was so iconic that Ford released special Bullitt versions of the vehicle which can still be purchased today.
’59 Cadillac (Ghostbusters)
Well, we may be competing with the famous title music here, but we feel the car is just as famous!
The Ecto-1, with its distinctive siren, was a converted Cadillac and was spray-painted white with the just as distinctive Ghostbuster logo emblazoned on the side.
If you owned this car it would certainly turn heads, that’s for sure.
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