Essentially since the invention of movies, cars have played a major role on the big screen. Sure, on a practical level, they help move characters from point A to point B, but they also give us insight into the trends of the day, from the Ford models of the early 20th century to the muscle cars of the ’70s and ’80s to the souped-up rides of today that tend to show up in the Fast and Furious movies.
Think back to some of the most iconic movie cars from over the years. The Ford Mustang from Bullitt. The DeLorean from Back to the Future. The Ferrari from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Can you imagine owning any one of those cars? Barring a deep pocket or extreme luck, most people will only ever get the chance to drive these classic rides in their dreams.
But, because we’re dreamers at heart, we asked our Facebook fans in a recent post to name which car they would choose if they could own any famous movie car. Here are just a few of their responses.
Oh, you mean the 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am from Smokey and the Bandit? You can’t really get anymore classic than that, and it’s only fitting that Burt Reynolds (RIP) was the one behind the wheel.
The 1950 Mercury Lead Sled from the ’80s action flick Cobra may not be what first comes to most people’s minds when it comes to iconic movie cars, but it did take part in some pretty epic on-screen chase scenes.
Such a classic movie car! Which makes the scene of its demise all the more painful.
When you refer to a first car by only a woman’s first name, you know that it has to be special. And the Shelby Mustang GT500 from Gone in 60 Seconds (the remake with Nicolas Cage, not the original) is definitely a special car.
Before Harrison Ford was fighting space battles in the Millennium Falcon, he was winning street races in a ’55 Chevy. Damn, that car could fly!
Best. Car. Chase. Scene. Of. All. Time.
One YouTube commenter hit the nail on the head when he wrote, “The best acting was done by the cars.” So true, man. So true.
Damn, Daniel. Tell us how you really feel.
David Hasselhoff not included.
Talk about pure nightmare fuel.
If given the chance, which movie car would you like to own? Let us know on Facebook!