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Classic Car Movies

The title of “classic car” is used not only for cars that have been built in the past decades, but also for cars that have the ability to describe an era. That is the case of cars that won important races over the time and of cars that have became today rarities of their “species”. But the most well known classic cars are those that conquered our attention by “acting” in one or more movies.

I think you might be interested in a top six list of the most popular classic cars that were a cast member of a movie. I hope that you will enjoy a travel through time and movies and together we will remember both classic cars and good movies.

The 6th place is occupied by a 1970 MK IV British Leyland Mini 1000. It’s a yellow crazy car that was the witness of many eccentricities of the leading role British actor from the film. An example would be the way he fitted the door with a blot-latch and a padlock, when he removed the steering wheel instead of the contact key or got dressed in it while he was driving. I think that you guessed which car I’m talking about. Exactly, it’s Mr.Bean’s car.

The 1955 Ford Lincoln Futura occupies the 5th place on my classic car movies list. The car was used in the classic Batman TV series. It was the perfect car with tailfins and unusual windshields and the best choice when it comes to power and speed. The unhappiest thing was the fact that this car wasn’t made available on the market.

One step closer to the winners, the Aston Martin DB5 is the next car that made my top. What can I tell you about this car?  It’s a stylish car that was driven by the most wanted secret agent. You got it! It’s the James Bond car. This car, of Sir 007, became more expensive after the first Bond movies. For example, an Aston Martin was sold in 2006 for no more and no less than $2,090,000.

1970 MK IV British Leyland Mini 1000

The bronze winner is the 1969 Dodge Charger equipped with a 429 Hemi engine and the name will ring a bell if you recall “The Dukes of Hazzard” movie. If you watched the movie you surely recall that the car’s name was General Lee. Nobody can forget the shiny red paint or the number “01” imprinted on both sides of the car.

A 1982 Pontiac Trans-Am is the silver winner. You didn’t recognize it, yet? I will give you some more clues. Its name in the movie was KITT and was drove by David Hasselhoff. Yes, you know about what I’m talking. It’s the star from the “Knight Rider” and you also know that the car was the best “actor”. Its bomb sniffer, sleep gas, an intelligent Al and flamethrowers wrote history.

And you know that we have to end the top. So, the winner is… I even can hear the drums go mad… of course, the 1976 Chevrolet Camaro. I’m sure that you remember that “pretty face” from the Transformers movie. What car can compete with Bumblebee?  What car can become a friendly robot?

1976 Chevrolet Camaro

I might have forgotten some of the classic car movies that made an impact on release, but this were the ones that impressed me. If you were impressed as well you should try to remember you own car heroes and maybe watch again those movies with your friends. It will certainly be the best way to spend a relaxing evening!

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