We love to trace the myriad ways that cars (and trucks!) permeate our culture and our lives. When we’re not documenting our own adventures or analyzing the collector market or swapping an engine in the garage, we’re digging through the never-ending treasure trove of automotive movies. Though we’ve unearthed some obscure titles in recent months, our own Brad Phillips and Colin Comer decided to spend some time debating the all-time greats movie cars in a recent livestream.
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My favorite movie car of all time and I’m sure Pontiacs is the Bandit’s Trans Am (Black Bird Special); my childhood dream car; I fulfilled that dream 36 years ago and still absolutely love driving my ‘78 TA
Maybe these are the only movies you have seen. I am glad to see a couple of your cars, but missing the 1977 Trans-Am in "Smokey and the Bandit" makes me wonder if you have watched many movies with cars in them. That T/A caused Trans-Am sales to go through the roof. The car was as big of a star as Bert was. Pontiac even made the special "Bandit" edition that sold quicker than they could build them.
I know of dozens of cars in movies that would be a better choice than that Mercedes.
It would help if you actually watched more than 10 movies in your life. Just a suggestion.
The Mercedes 600 was also driven by Blofeld in On Her Majesties Secret Service. In the end he drives by Bond and his new bride and Blofeld's hench-woman in the back seat shoots and kills Bonds bride sitting in the Aston Martin on the side of the road. Bond never got married again that I know of.
Do not forget 1970's Brewster McCloud! Go Man Go 70 Road Runner. 70 Matador Red AMC Gremlin with V/8., Driven by Sally Kellerman. 1970 Silver and Black Z/28 Camaro. Jim Harris 1972 Gremlin X V/8 Owner Tremont,Ill.
I can't help but wonder if the Jaguar that Harold modified into a Hurst was really driven off a cliff in Harold and Maude. When I saw that movie in high school I couldn't help but think how cool it would be to have that car for my daily driver.
Even though it's not a rockem sockem car, I would strongly submit the 1954 Sunbeam Alpine, which starred in the Hitchcock movie, "To Catch a Thief". It co-starred Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. Classic lines on such a classy car!
How about a TV car?
My 1965 Corvair Corsa was used in the 90's TV series Kung Fu TLC.
I was a set dresser on the show and they wanted a quirky car for one of the characters.
They repainted my car a bright green and it was dubbed "The Kermitmobile"
Yes! the Popular Hot Rodding Project X '57. There was an article on using that one in the film. It turns out that Tony Danza over revved the blown 350 and tossed a rod on location.
I thought that there would be a couple of shoe ins - The Bullitt Mustang and DeLorean from Back to the Future. What about the 1966 Thunderbird from Thelma and Louise?
I totally concur with the DeLorean from Back to the Future and the T'bird from Thelma and Louise. And while Wayne's World wasn't a perfect movie, the Pacer was absolutely the perfect car for that movie.
Gumball rally and Grand Theft Auto were both full of great cars and any car from those movies probably should not be on the list just for that reason. I want to know how Herbie, the Bandit Trans Am, and the Ferrari from Ferris Buelers day off didn't make the List?
Challenger RT in Vanishing Point is #1. Charger and Mustang in Bullitt #2, Charger in Dirty Larry ans Crazy Mary and Camaro in Henry Winkler return from Vietnam movie. Better choices.
I agree with the other posts in their choices over the so-so choices of listed in the article.
Plus these that might be duplicates:
Challenger RT in Vanishing Point is #1. Charger and Mustang in Bullitt #2, Charger in Dirty Larry ans Crazy Mary and Camaro in the Vietnam veteran movie Heroes. That Camaro was exactly how returning vets modified them in the early 70's. I always loved that big block corvette hood bulge adapted to the 70-1/2 Camaro. Another great car fro modification was the 70 Challenger becasue they can be painted with a multitude of colors to accentuate the line of the design and the front headlight covered with plexi or billet horizontal grill taht goes from headlight to headlight looks awesome too. I'd like to see more coverage of car that people modified similar to the World of Wheels car show cars.
There’s lots of popular cars on the list but I would like to have seen one not so we’ll known. The 1973 Brewster Green Trans Am from McQ. Only because I happen to own one. And with John Wayne begins the wheel how can you go wrong!