Few things define a movie or TV series than the kind of car the lead character drives. There are dozens of memorable cars in TV and film. Like actors of on screen, you too can experience thrill of being behind the wheel of a sports car.
10 Cool TV & Movie Cars
Here’s a short list of some of the coolest vehicles that have inspired car culture and influenced a generation of car lovers the world over.
1964 Aston Martin DB5 ~ Goldfinger
With famous cars and far-out gadgets, James Bond cars are as famous as 007 himself. This is quite possibly one of the most beloved movie cars of all times. One of the few Astons used in the movies sold for $4.6 million.
1981 DeLorean DMC-12 ~ Back to the Future
While the DeLorean wasn’t quite the supercar the flashy bodywork promised, it’s futuristic look and movie-magical time-travel prowess made it legendary. Eventually, its sluggish V6 was replaced with a V8 from a Porsche 928 in order to get Marty McFly up to 88 mph. Unfortunately, this movie automotive celebrity not take off in the market.
Batmobile ~ The Dark Knight
Like the Bond cars, the Batmobile has gone through many iterations but remained cool through the generations. Recents years have seen the Batmobile get visually and technologically more sophisticated than the original design, with a Chevy V8 engine, the tank-like Tumbler from Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, can get to 60 mph in 5 seconds.
1970 Dodge Charger ~ The Fast and the Furious
The classic Dodge Charger is a television and cinema superstar. One of the most famous was ‘69 Charger “General Lee” from TV show The Dukes of Hazzard. But with Vin Diesel behind the wheel of this monster of a machine, it is insanely cool.
1962 Volkswagen Beetle ~ The Love Bug
Herbie the Love Bug starred in the 1968 comedy, The Love Bug, and was the first in the series of anthropomorphic (inanimate objects given human characteristics) films made by Walt Disney Productions. The Volkswagen Beetle beat out a few Toyotas, a TVR, some Volvos, an MG during auditions. It was the only vehicle the cast and crew seemed to want to pet.
1986 Ferrari Testarossa ~ Miami Vice
The television series, Miami Vice, had several auto celebs, but the main vehicles used were the Ferrari. One of the two main Testarossas used in the show is on display at The Fort Lauderdale Swap Shop. The shop owner purchased the car from NBC for $750,000 and has reportedly turned down $1 million offers for it.
1984 Porsche 911 SC ~ Against All Odds
In the film, this car and a Ferrari 308 GTSi race on L.A.’s Sunset Boulevard. While the 1984 film was underrated, these cars were not.
1965 Chevrolet Corvette ~ Stingray
The Corvette Stingray was used for two seasons of the series, Stingray (1985-’87) on NBC. This legendary car added to the mysterious and shadowy background of the lead character, Ray; his nickname presumably taken from the car he drives.
1993 Porsche 911 Turbo ~ Bad Boys
Director Michael Bay used his own car as the lead vehicle in the 1995 movie. Not sure if it was the movie itself or that the Porsche 911 beat a Cobra Roadster in a drag race at the end of the movie, raising its cool factor, that made Will Smith and Martin Lawrence movie stars.
1969 Mercedes-Benz Cabriolet ~ The Hangover
One of the funniest movies of 2009, also starred one of the classiest cars. And the careless abuse of such a beauty by the characters — I’m looking at you, Escalade running into it and, you too, sign that fell onto it and tore a hole its top — pained car lovers everywhere.
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