What are the best movie cars in the history of cinema and television?

Craig Weiland, Art Director

Gran Torino “Striped Tomato”, Starsky & Hutch, 1976-1979
Gran Tourino Striped Tomato

This car was the most awesome thing on wheels when I was growing up…

Monkeemobile, The Monkees, 1966-1968

The Monkeemobile is a heavily modified 1966 Pontiac GTO created by Dean Jeffries for the 1966-68 television comedy series The Monkees, starring the eponymous pop band.

1967 Mustang Shelby GT500 “Eleanor”, Gone In 60 Seconds, 2000

1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Eleanor
1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Eleanor. Photo: Juanyo

The 2000 Jerry Bruckheimer-produced film Gone In 60 Seconds introduced movie audiences to Eleanor, a customized 1967 Mustang Shelby GT500 fastback. The car is the most prized target of the film’s protagonist, a professional car thief, and the film includes a climactic chase scene through Long Beach, which very nearly destroyed eight of the eleven cars created for the film.

More about 1967 Mustang Shelby GT500 “Eleanor” on Bestmoviecars.com.

Ken Miyamoto, Produced screenwriter, former Sony Pictures script reader/story analyst

I’ll roll (pun shamefully intended) with automobiles, instead of just cars, to allow some of the great trucks, vans, and maybe an assault vehicle or two in. Here are my favorites…

The Mystery Mashine

Okay, it’s not a real van, but…

Munster Coach

The Munsters 1964 Munster Coach

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 1910

The A-Team 1983 GMC Van

The A-Team 1983 GMC Van

Pontiac Trans Am KITT

Knight Rider 1982 Pontiac Trans Am (KITT)

Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger

Goldfinger 1963 Aston Martin DB5

More about Aston Martin DB5 cars.

American Graffiti 1932 Ford Coupe

American Graffiti 1932 Ford Coupe

1983 Wagon Queen Family Truckster

National Lampoon’s Vacation 1983 Wagon Queen Family Truckster


Christine 1958 Plymouth Fury

All Batmobiles

All of the Batmobiles!

BTTF DeLorean DMC-12

Back to the Future 1981 DeLorean DMC-12

Mad Max Black Interceptor

Mad Max 1973 Ford XB Falcon

More about Mad Max 1973 Ford XB Falcon Interceptor.

And perhaps my favorite, second to only Mad Max’s Interceptor (above)…

Denis Grammakov, ZapStarter.com, web developer & business geek

Tim Burton’s batmobile (Batman, 1989)
Tim Burtons Batmobile

Audi from I, Robot (2004)
Audi I Robot

Lexus from Minority Report (2002)
Lexus Minority Report

Bugatti Shuttle from Elysium (2013)
Bugatti Shuttle Elysium

Lincoln Zephyr from The Shadow (1994)
The Shadow Movie Car

Citroen DS driven (and flown) by Fantomas (1964)
Citroen DS Fantomas

Custom made flipping destroyer cars from F&F 6 (2013)
Custom Destroyer Fast and Furious 6

Fleetwood Bounder from Breaking Bad (2012)
Fleetwood Bounder Breaking Bad

Jordan Taylor

Cyclops, the nuclear-powered bus in The Big Bus (1976). The vehicle, owned and operated by Coyote Bus Lines, enabled direct bus travel traversing nearly the entire continental United States. Its debut trip was to be a non-stop jaunt from New York to Denver, Colorado.

The Big Bus

It was a goal that Cyclops failed to realize, due to behind-the-scenes sabotage which placed all on board — and more importantly, the bus itself — in grave danger.

“We’re breaking wind at 90!”

The nuclear-powered bus could travel at extreme speeds, unaffected by the wind resistance limiting lesser vehicles on the road. While on its premiere run, Cyclops secured its position in transportation history by shattering the 90 mph wind barrier.

Arun Menon, Why so serious son

How can anyone forget DeLorean DMC-12 used in all 3 series of Back to the Future, on which the complete movie was plotted on?

This DMC was used as a Time Machine in these movies, to time travel across 130 years (from 1885 to 2015) of Hill Valley history.

Back to the Future

Directed by Robert Zemeckis and produced by Steven Spielberg, the movie made so much impact on my life that I always had the dream of getting a DeLorean DMC-12 as my first car, unfortunately ending with something else.

BTTF DeLorean Replica

If I start talking on Flux Capacitor I am pretty sure I can continue on for another 2 days.

Flux Capasitor

Back to the Future Toy Car

Guy Lewis, MelodyPods.com Music For Business

Of course we can’t forget Herbie.

A real Herbie is a 1963 with a ‘Golde’ sunroof. There are many imitators out there. There were many made for different films and a variety of stunts and conditions (see below). Some were needed to drive like they were ‘love drunk’, others set up to look as if they were weekie-ing (although the drag bugs can do this easily).

The original The Love Bug (I saw at the cinema as a kid).

The Love Bug

Here is one of the originals currently (June 2014) for sale:
One of Original Herbies for Sale 2014

Andrew Houston Vaughan, Cinephile

The 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder convertible from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

The 1963 Aston Martin DB5 featured in several James Bond films, including Goldfinger, Thunderball, GoldenEye, a small appearance in Tomorrow Never Dies,Casino Royale and Skyfall.

The 1966 Chrysler Imperial from The Green Hornet.

The 1975 Ford Gran Torino from Starsky and Hutch.

The 1957 Plymouth Belvedere from Christine.

The 1972 Ferrari Daytona Spyder from Miami Vice.

The 1982 Customized Pontiac Trans Am from Knight Rider.

The 1983 GMC G-15 from The A-Team.

The 1982 Delorean DMC-12 from Back to the Future.

The Batmobile (while in several renditions, I enjoyed the 2005 Batman Begins military-esque batmobile).

Matt Wasserman

Vanishing Point (both versions) 1970 Dodge Challenger 440 R/T
Dodge Challenger Vanishing Point

Bullit – 1968 Ford Mustang GT 390
Ford Mustang Bullit

1967 Mustang Shelby GT500 “Eleanor”, Gone In 60 Seconds, 2000
1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Eleanor

Fast and Furious 6 – Fake 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona
Dodge Charger Daytona Fast anf Furious 6

Fast and Furious 6 – 1971 Jensen Interceptor
Jensen Interceptor Fast and Furious 6

Le Mans – 1971 Porsche 917
Le Mans Porsche 917

American Graffiti – 1932 Ford, 1955 Chevrolet
American Graffiti Cars

Matt Dohyun Kim, MIT, MechE ’15

Greatest Movie Cars Posters

Geetanjali Priyambada, Taking care of unfinished business!

Speed Racer

Harsh Patel, Quontented

My both favorites are from Men in Black.

1. Agent K’s Car
Agent Ks Car

2. MIB 3 “revolutionary” bike
MIB3 Revolutionary Bike

Abhishek Jat, Mechanical Engineer

Daniel Craig Aston Martin

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