When you think of cars from movies, there’s probably a few that jump out as your most memorable. It might be a classic James Bond getaway car or an original Mini Cooper from The Italian Job. Whatever your favourites, there’s no doubt that you’ve fantasised about owning one for yourself. With a novated lease, you can get into your dream car sooner, and Alliance Leasing can help you get there.
We’ve counted down the top 10 most memorable cars from movies – there are some absolute crackers below!
10) Dumb and Dumber – Ford Econoline van
Mutt Cutts isn’t something you’ll be able to shake from your mind after watching Dumb and Dumber … Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne (Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels) aimlessly patrolling the streets made for some kind of spectacle, and the Ford Econoline van turned pooch created some of the most iconic screenshots of 90s cinema.
9) Driving Miss Daisy – Hudson Commodore
The 1949 Hudson Commodore from Driving Miss Daisy was an instant classic. The movie was loved first and foremost because of its playful charm and Morgan Freeman’s fabulous performance. While a lot of Driving Miss Daisy featured the interior of the Commodore, and the conversations between Miss Daisy and her driver, it was the exterior of the car that captured the hearts of enthusiasts everywhere.
It was a classic car kept in pristine condition, which only added to the charm of the vehicle, and the movie overall.
8) Back to the Future – DeLorean DMC-12
The DeLorean DMC-12 was the only car ever produced by the DeLorean Motor Company, and its appearance in Back to the Future alongside Marty McFly cemented it as one of the most recognisable cars in history.
It didn’t have a great run in the film itself, however the styling was perfect for the time period. It has aged well, too, and people still love seeing them out and about. The DeLorean was sold brand-new between 1981 and 1983, and there’s only one word to describe it – iconic.
7) Transformers – Chevrolet Camaro
Bumblebee is a cult hero for all fans of Transformers (the original cartoon and the more recent movie series). The transforming Camaro starts out in the movie as a beat-up, worn-down example of a once-classic beauty. Eventually, the car takes on the form of a fifth-generation model from 2009, yellow with black racing stripes.
The movie was made in 2007, but Chevrolet built this one-off especially for it, two years earlier than its release date. Needless to say, there was a real ‘buzz’ when Bumblebee hit the market.
6) Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – Ferrari 250GT California
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off was the classic story of a kid wagging school, stealing a car and going for a joyride. The only difference with this particular day off is that the stolen car (the Ferrari 250GT California) would eventually be one of the most expensive sold at auction in history. Less than 100 were ever made, and in March 2016, one sold for $17 million!
It’s a beautiful car, and has aged better than the most expensive wine you can think of. It’s a car enthusiast’s dream to just see one of these in real life.
5) Fifty Shades of Grey – Audi R8 V10 Spider
Fifty Shades of Grey shot to fame because of its saucy and spicy scenes, mostly involving leather and rubber. However, a different kind of leather and rubber appeals to all Euro car enthusiasts in this film.
It appeals in the form of an Audi R8 V10 Spider, when Christian Grey extravagantly rocks up to collect Ana for the first time. Just like the movie, this is one hot car.
Also showcased in the movie were the Audi A3, S7, Q7 and S8. A car for every occasion.
4) Batman Begins – Lamborghini Murcielago LP640
Bruce Wayne is a hero to all – but his cars were always to be envied. In this reboot of the classic Batman series, Christian Bale gallivants around Gotham City in a Murcielago LP640 – a 477 kilowatt monster supercar that looked every bit as lethal as Batman himself.
This car was absolutely perfect for the movie, with Murcielago being the Spanish word for ‘bat’. Owning one of these would make you feel like the real Caped Crusader.
3) Fast and Furious – Dodge Charger
Dom Toretto, played by action hero Vin Diesel in the Fast and Furious franchise, never ceases to admire his 1970 Dodge Charger. He never stops driving it either, as it features heavily across the seven films, and always looks and sounds more fearsome than in the previous movie.
The Dodge Charger is a classic car by all accounts, but the way Dom Toretto drives it makes people want to watch the movies over and over again.
2) Gone in 60 Seconds – Shelby Mustang GT500
We all remember Eleanor … and Nicholas Cage, maybe. This movie was one for the car fans all over the world. The beautiful Eleanor was the real hero of the movie – a classic Shelby Mustang GT500 in perfect condition. It sounded like a beast, and it drove like one too.
The dark silver paint scheme with black racing stripes was also timeless – people are still replicating the colours on their cars today!
1) Skyfall – Aston Martin DB5
We couldn’t have a ‘top 10 movie cars’ list without including a James Bond vehicle. Skyfall was one of the better James Bond movies of recent times, and it featured the stunning Aston Martin DB5. This car couldn’t have been designed any better. It’s a gorgeous piece of engineering excellence from every angle. Even though 007 manages to blow this one up, it’s a car that will live on in our fantasies.
Ten of the most memorable cars in movie history – some fast and furious and some dressed up like big cuddly pooches. If you haven’t seen all of these movies, you absolutely must – if only to witness these cars in action.
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