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Ultimate Movie Cars

Ultimate Movie Cars

Hollywood: where all the rules go out the window and literally anything is possible. No wonder, then, that we’ve seen so many incredible automobiles on the silver screen over the years.
In no particular order, here’s some of our favourite movie cars of all time.

Mini Cooper, The Italian Job (1969)
A trio of Mini Coopers featured in what’s possibly the most famous movie car chase of all time, ducking and diving their way through the Turin traffic. A dedicated fan has recently taken parts from the sixteen cars used during filming – which were scrapped soon after – to restore three to their former glory.

’77 Pontiac Trans Am, Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
The Trans Am should have got star billing for its prominent role in this action comedy. The filmmakers used four cars to complete the films many challenging stunts, and all four were totally trashed by the time the picture wrapped.

The Tumbler, Batman Begins (2005)
Batman’s always had pretty awesome cars, but The Tumbler took it to a whole new level… It cost $250,000 to build each of the four cars used in the film, one of which featured an actual jet engine, and the design and development process took nine months.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
Six models of this vintage inspired car were created for filming, including a road-worthy one that could actually be driven (though its lack of manoeuvrability made this pretty tricky); bizarrely, it’s rumoured that filmmaker Peter Jackson is the current owner of this version of the car…

’32 Ford, American Graffiti (1973)
This coming of age film perfectly captures a moment in time, and the cars featured play an important role in creating exactly the right kind of look and feel. Interesting fact: the license number on Milner’s car is ‘THX 138’, which is a reference to one of George Lucas’ first film, THX 1138.

DeLorean DMC-12, Back to the Future (1985)
This four-wheeled time machine with distinctive gull-wing doors became a true Eighties icon. And, as the movie car was just a modified version of a widely available model, film fans could actually buy their very own DeLorean (time travelling ability not included, of course).

Herbie, The Love Bug (1969)
A Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own, Herbie was much loved by film audiences – so much so that his film debut was followed up by numerous sequels, including 2005’s Herbie: Fully Loaded.

Greased Lightnin, Grease (1978)
During the course of this ever-popular musical, a clapped out 1948 Ford Convertible is converted into a sleek, high performance machine that made the girls come running, wins the race – and even flies off into the distance at the end.

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