My Top Ten Movie / TV Show Cars

10. 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am (Smokey and The Bandit [1977] film)

Smokey and the Bandit is a 1977 action comedy film starring Burt ReynoldsSally FieldJackie GleasonJerry ReedPat McCormickPaul Williams, and Mike Henry. It inspired several other trucking films, including two sequelsSmokey and the Bandit II, and Smokey and the Bandit Part 3.

The three original films introduced two generations of the Pontiac Trans Am. The film was thefourth highest-grossing film of 1977.

9. 1963 Volkswagen Beetle – Herbie The Love Bug (The Herbie series [1969, 1974, 1977, 1980, 2005] film)

Herbie is an anthropomorphic 1963 Volkswagen Beetle, a character that is featured in several Disney motion pictures starting with the 1968 feature film The Love Bug. He has a mind of his own and is capable of driving himself, and is a serious contender in auto racing competitions. Throughout most of the franchise, Herbie is distinguished by red, white and blue racing stripes from front to back bumper, a racing-style number “53” on the front trunk lid, doors, and engine lid, and a yellow-on-black ’63 California license plate that says, “OFP 857”. One exception to this is his introduction in The Love Bug, where he initially appears as a nondescript white vehicle with a gray colored fabric sunroof (a.k.a. “ragtop”), the style of sunroof offered on VW Beetles made through 1963

8. 1955 Lincoln Futura Concept Car (Batman [1966-1968] television series)

The Batmobile built for and used in the 1966–1968 live action television showBatman (and its film adaptation) was a customized vehicle that originated as a one-off 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car[10], originally created by William M. Schmidt and his design team at the Lincoln Styling Department.

7.  1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Ambulance – Ecto-1 (Ghostbusters [1984] film)

The Ectomobile, or Ecto–1 is a 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor[52]limo-style endloader combination car (ambulance conversion) used in the 1984 film Ghostbusters and other Ghostbustersfiction.[53][54]

6. 2009 Chevrolet Camaro Replica – Bumblebee (Transformers [2007] film)

Autobot scout, “Bumblebee”, begins the movie as a 1977 Camaro, but “transforms” into a 2009 Camaro. In reality, the car used was actually a rebodied Pontiac GTO brilliantly modeled and rebadged to be a dead-ringer for the Camaro that debuted at the North American in 2006.

5. 1983 GMC Vandura [G-1500] (The A-Team [1983-1987] television series)

The 1983[50] black and metallic grey GMC Vandura van used by the A-Team, with its characteristic red stripe, black and red turbine mag wheels, and rooftop spoiler, has become an enduring pop culture icon. One of the original six vans used for the show is displayed in the Cars of the Stars Motor Museum in Keswick, northern England. The GMC Vandura used on the A-Team movie was also on display at the 2010 New York International Auto Show.[51]

4. 1969 Dodge Charger – The General Lee (The Dukes Of Hazzard [1979-1985] television series)

General Lee is the Dodge Charger driven by the Duke cousins Boand Luke in the television series The Dukes of Hazzard. It is known for the chases and stunts, especially high jumps, in almost every episode, and for having the doors welded shut, leaving the Dukes to climb in and out through the windows. The car appears in every episode but one (“Mary Kaye’s Baby”). The car’s name is a reference to the Confederate General Robert E. Lee, and indeed the vehicle embodies the Southern United States, bearing as it does aConfederate naval jack on its roof and a horn which plays the melody from the first line of the song “Dixie“.

3. 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am – KITT (Knight Rider [1982-1986] television series)

The character of KITT (Knight Industries Two Thousand) in the original Knight Rider series was physically embodied as a modified 1982 Pontiac Trans Am with numerous special features such as Turbo Boost (which allowed quick bursts of speed or jumping over obstacles), the ability to drive ‘himself’, a front mounted scanner bar that (among other things) allowed KITT to ‘see’, and ‘molecular bonded shell’ body armour that was portrayed to be invulnerable to diamond headed drills, small arms fire, the impact of thrown objects, and even high speed impact with cinder block wall. The armour could also resist most artillery and explosive blasts although a strong direct hit could cause severe damage. A refit in the 1985 season included the addition of “Super Pursuit Mode” and a convertible top. The car’s voice was supplied by actor William Daniels.

2. Batmobile –  built on a Chevy Impala chassis (Batman 1989 film)

Tim Burton‘s live-action films Batman and Batman Returns presented a different version of the Batmobile, which reflected that film’s Art Deco version of Gotham City, both of which were designed by Anton Furst.[23][24] It was long, low and sleek, and was built on a Chevy Impala chassis.

1. 1981 DeLorean DMC 12 (Back To The Future [1985] film)

The DeLorean time machine is a fictional automobile-based time travel device featured in the Back to the Future trilogy. In the feature film series, Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown builds a time machine from aDeLorean DMC-12 with the intent of gaining insights into history and the future but instead winds up using it to travel across 130 years of Hill Valley history (from 1885 to 2015) undoing the negative effects of time travel. One of the cars used in filming is currently on display in theStudio Tour at Universal Studios Hollywood.

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