15 Cars That Movies Made Famous 2017
Who would have thought that media would become so powerful and influential? Back in the days when technology is not yet fully developed, influences are made through personal contact, but nowadays, all you need is a television or a cinema to make something trending and the talk of the town.
Media indeed has crept into every human being’s mind and injected the kind of mentality wherein people believe that everything they see on the TV screens and in the cinemas is the ideal thing. Some people see its good side, making actors and other celebrities their role model. However, some people see it as an epidemic which causes people to be superficial and shallow-minded. Either way, we cannot deny the truth that the media holds a great influence over the public. The film industry is perhaps the number one on the list. In fact, a lot of ideas and concepts are taken from the movies and even made famous.
One of the many things that the movies made famous is the iconic cars used in different movies. Perhaps the most notable movie that featured fast cars is The Fast and The Furious aired last 2001. People cannot help but gush over the luxurious and fast moving cars used in various films. The cars became so popular that some of them are sold in really big prices.
Let us travel back in the past, take a trip on the memory lane, and reminisce the 15 most iconic cars that movies made famous.
1. Ghostbusters’ 1959 Cadillac (Ecto-1)
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How can we forget the famous Ecto-1 which was the highlight in the Ghostbusters movie? Built from a 1959 Cadillac, this combination of ambulance/hearse has made quite a character in the movie. It became the most recognized representation of the whole Ghostbusters. You can ask someone you know about the movie, and they will answer you with something like “that hearse looking ambulance?”.
The vehicle was built by Miller-Meteor Company. It had enough space for all the movie crew and some Ecto goggles.
2. 1970 Dodge Charger in The Fast and The Furious Movie
This is the vehicle that started the Fast and Furious fever! It has an impressive 900 horsepower that it surely showcased in almost half of the scenes in the movie. All the Fast and Furious fans out there want to have this car for sure.
3. 1955 Lincoln Futura Batmobile
No matter how awesome you think Bruce Wayne is in the Batman movie, nothing beats the coolest ride in the history of superhero movies. It took 15 days straight of labor to finish the concept of the car which was driven by actor Adam West who played the character of Bruce Wayne in the movie.
At first glance, there is nothing seems interesting about this Batmobile, but this iconic car was actually started out from the 1955 Lincoln Fortuna.
4. James Bond 007’s Aston Martin
Remember the 007’s movie which is full of action and with a lot of mind blowing car race scene? The 007’s movie Casino Royale had given its action thirst fans what they were looking for. It even used the 2007 Aston Martin DBS in the movie.
5. Bumblebee: 2009 Chevrolet Camaro
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This is one of the well-loved cars in the film industry. Who does not love Bumblebee from the movie Transformers? No one! Whether you are young or old, this symbolic car had definitely captured the hearts of all moviegoers.
Bumblebee is a famous character in the Transformers movie series, so it is not that surprising that its popularity had extended in reality. There is no wonder if this particular Chevrolet Camaro design became one of the most sought after vehicles by the Transformers fans around the world. With its sleek design and bright yellow color, you cannot help but to wish you have this kind of ride.
6. 1982 De Lorean DMC-12 featured in Back to the Future Movie
This vehicle’s design had lived up to the movie’s title Back to the Future where it was featured. It had a futuristic and complex design, very fitting for the movie title. It was manufactured by no other than the De Lorean Motor Company.
7. 1971 Volkswagen Coyote in Hardcastle and McCormick
It is the most bizarre looking yet one of the most historic car in the history of Volkswagen design. This 1971 Volkswagen Coyote was the car that McCormick used in the movie. It was a custom built vehicle made possible by Mike Fennel.
Another trivia from the movie is that almost all the cars you saw in all the scenes are custom built by either the Unique Movie Cars or Mike Fennel.
8. 1974 Ford Falcon in Mad Max
This iconic car was featured in Mel Gibson’s movie Mad Max in 1979. This car was produced somewhere between the year 1973 and 1976 by the Ford manufacturer in Australia.
9. Tim Burton’s Customized Chevy Impala Chassis Batmobile
This is another iconic car from Batman movie series. If you think the 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car used by Adam West is a sight to behold, then for sure, this Tim Burton’s Batmobile will surpass that thought.
From the color and design to its overall image, there is no denying that this custom built Chevy Impala Chassis had marked its name in the Batman movie.
10. The Green Hornet’s Chrysler Imperial Crown
Who would forget the car used in the The Green Hornet movie in 2011, where most of the thrilling scenes were filmed? Plus, the uniqueness of the 1965 Chrysler Imperial Crown only added to the drama in the scenes.
11. Jurassic Park’s 1993 Ford Explorer XLT
If you are into science fiction mixed with adventure kind of movie, then you have probably watched the famous Jurassic Park. All throughout the movie, people cannot help but to notice the brightly colored jeep used by the main character. Every time you saw a car with a bright yellow and yellow green color, you cannot help but to think of the movie Jurassic Park. It was not the best color statement to use, but at least, it got the intended result- popularity.
12. 1961 Ferrari GT250 in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Everyone wants to have a ride like Ferrari, even so after the 1961 Ferrari GT205 was featured in the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in 1986.
13. 1977 Pontiac Trans Am in Smokey and the Bandit
It is easy to identify people from the 80’s. Just ask them about what was written in front of the car in the Smokey and the Bandit movie. This particular 1977 Pontiac Trans Am car model was an ultimate hit in the 80s.
14. The Dark Knight’s Lamborghini Tank
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I think it is safe to say that out of all the cars featured in the Batman movies, this is the most luxurious and appealing one. It is no wonder that this became the favorite by many Batman fans. Who wouldn’t though? Just look at that unique looking design and huge tires used in the car. It really was a true product of creativity and novelty.
15. Fast and Furious’ 1993 Toyota Supra
This car appeared in the first Fast and Furious movie as the late actor Paul Walker’s car. This Toyota Supra had an impressive 220 horsepower with an additional push made possible by the nitrous oxide bottles. After the late actor’s unfortunate death last 2013, this car will forever be remembered as Walker’s first Fast and Furious car.