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9 Iconic and Memorable Cars from the Big Screen

There are Hollywood icons that we love to go see in the movies. But not everyone is riveted on the latest Hollywood heart-throb, especially when there are those unforgettable cars to drool over. Check out these memorable cars from the silver screen.

1. Ford Mercury from “Rebel Without a Cause”

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James Dean drove this car in the movie, “Rebel Without a Cause.” The 1949 Mercury Coupe can now be found at the National Automobile Museum in Nevada. Tragically, James Dean died in a car accident before the film was released. At the time of his death he was driving a Porsche Spyder.

2. Aston Martin DB5 from “Goldfinger”

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Aston Martin DB5 was the car driven by Sean Connery during his time behind the wheel as James Bond, in “Gold Finger.” Toy cars designed after it became the biggest selling toy of 1964. Considered one of the most famous cars from any movie, ever, this Aston Martin was brought back in the 2012 Bond movie, “Skyfall.”

It’s no surprise that Bond chose to drive this beauty. While we’re all used to fantasizing about owning pretty much any car that 007 would drive, we forget how expensive they would be. Checking the national insurance rates would surely stop any fantasy we may have from coming into fruition, but hey — a guy can dream, can’t he?

3. Ford Mustang GT 390 from “Bullit”

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Featuring one of the most exciting car chases in cinematic history, Steve McQueen drives this classic Mustang GT 390. Catch this error during the movie the interior mirror is down when McQueen is driving the car, but when the stunt driver is behind the wheel, the mirror is up.

4. VW Beetle in “Herbie Rides Again”

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The blue and red striped car with the number 53 on its hood, could think for himself, and, could race like a demon. There were actually two V-dubbs used in this movie, the 1963 and the 1965 Beetles.  This led to some continuity problems because the windows of the 1965 are larger than those of the 1963.

5. Cadillac Ecto-1 from “Ghostbusters”

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You can actually hire the Ecto-1 out for weddings! This Slimer busting car is one of the most recognizable Hollywood vehicles ever made. Interesting ecto-plasmic fact, when Dan Aykroyd was writing an earlier version of the script, the Ectomobile was capable of inter-dimensional travel. We’ll save the 4D travel for our next entry…

6. DeLorean DMC-12 from “Back to the Future”

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This car was practically iconic before it appeared in, “Back to the Future,” for the same reasons it was chosen to be the “Time Machine.” It had a distinctively spaceship look to it. But, as Doc pointed out, “If you’re gonna to build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?” By the third movie, this car becomes a full force with a clean fuel source and the ability to fly.

7. Audi S8 from “Ronin”

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In the movie “Ronin” this Audi S8 gets featured in some of the best car chase sequences ever filmed. As a matter of fact, because of the spectacular chase scenes in this movie, the Audi S8 was rated in the top 10 Coolest Movie Cars by Car Magazine.

8. Tumbler from “Batman Begins”

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Don’t tell me you didn’t want one of these when you first saw it. This Batmobile has been described as half Lamborghini and half tank. Either way it’s at home on the battlefield or the streets of Gotham. Whether you consider this hulking beast a car or a tank, you know you want to give it a spin.

9. Chevrolet Camaro from “Transformers”

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Bumblebee, the transforming, radio-speaking Camaro from “Tranformers” started the movie out as a 1977 Camaro, before “transforming” into a 2006 Camaro Concept. Though he is more of a “little brother” character (especially in a size comparison with Optimus Prime), he is definitely a sporty, witty character that most people wouldn’t mind being friends with.

They may just be for Hollywood, but who wouldn’t mind one of these things sitting in their garage?

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