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Slideshow: From Aston Martin to DeLorean, the Best Movie Cars

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bobjengr
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BEST MOVIE CARS
bobjengr   6/25/2013 6:29:15 PM
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I'm almost embarassed to admit this Charles but I've seen all of those movies.  The cars are definitely classics but my favorites are the "rides" from Bullett,  Back to the Future and the Bond movies.   It's amazing how autos play into action movies and sometimes carry the movie itself.  The best "chase scene" ( in my opinion) is the one from Bullett. Excellent post.

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The one I think is best
William K.   6/25/2013 5:22:50 PM
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Although it was 0on TV, not in the movies, the car that I think was the neatest is the "general Lee", from "the Dukes of Hazzard". Not because of perfomance, but because the car could race hundreds of miles on dirt raods and always arrive perfectly clean. I really want a car that can do that!

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Back to the future
taimoortariq   6/25/2013 3:12:42 PM
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For me De Lorean DMC 12 stands out. It has also to do with the fact that, I as a Kid used to think that this is the fastest car there can be in the world, which can manage to change the course of time. And other than that, Its rusty and rough look makes it an ideal hollywood car.

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A couple other 'Also Ran's'
1800ES   6/25/2013 1:52:20 PM
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There's been a link to Herb Gordon's driving record in Design News the last couple of days, he's got 'The Saint''s car (a 1966 Volvo 1800 coupe), and will cover 3 million miles by September, God willing!  Also - 'Drowning Mona' was the Yugo's big screen splash.  With Bette Midler and Danny DeVito, EVERYBODY was driving Yugos.  (No info on how many back-up vehicles were used...:-)

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The Sunbeam Alpine was the FIRST BOND CAR
oldtimer8080   6/25/2013 11:53:51 AM
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He drove one in Dr. No and many other Hillman/Humber Rootes Group vehicles were featured in Dr. No. My mother had an IDENTICAL Series I Alpine repainted to the same color of the Bond Car. My first car was identical to the Get Smart Tiger ( Actually a Series V Alpine for the howitzer sequence ) and obviously the Rootes Group was more cooperative in letting Cubby use their vehicles Humber, Commer, Hillman and of course, an Alpine ).

 

I should note that in Gumball Rally, The AC Cobra was featured along with a Ferrari with Raoul Julia making the famous first rule of Italian Driving statement:

" What is behind me is not important " as he rips out the rearview mirror and tosses it away...

The owner of the several Cobras were NOT amused at the conditions of the very damaged AC Cobras that the film makers " Borrowed " from them when they were returned. In the later scenes of the movie, you can see the heavy front end damage of one of the last Cobras used. ( It is in the LA Aqueduct, but only for a few seconds )

 

 

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Re: Best Movie cars
AREV   6/25/2013 10:22:32 AM
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An under stated car was the Munster mobile and Get Smart's Sunbeam Apline which fit them both perfectly. On the 32 Ford from American Graffiti it should have stated 2-4 barrel carberators. Surely Superman's cars should enter in - esp. the Barris modified Lincoln. Granted all TV cars but I think they all had spin off movies as well.

 

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Best Movie cars
Les Horn   6/25/2013 9:05:41 AM
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I enjoyed the list but it should have included the original 3 Minis from the Italian Job. I say the original Minis because in the remake they cut over to the original movie clips for the key elements.

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What about Woodies?
DB_Wilson   6/25/2013 8:57:08 AM
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While the Deuce coupe may suggest Southern California, the woody suggests surfing and the Southern Califonia beach.  Some artists like Jan and Dean and the Beach Boys helped make many of those classic images through their songs.

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Re: Great retro slideshow
far911   6/25/2013 7:31:41 AM
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Aston Martin was always meant to be Bond's signature car. BMW never appealed to me, or is that just me? 

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Great retro slideshow
Elizabeth M   6/25/2013 6:41:09 AM
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Of course the Aston Martin had to be the first one you mention, Chuck! It is still the movie car of all movie cars, I think. Though I do love the scenes of the Mustang zooming around San Francisco in Bullitt. This was a fun one to look through, thanks!

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