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The Best Ever Movie Cars

Updated on October 11, 2011

Movie Cars: From "Extras" to Iconic

Most of the cars that people see in a movie are just background to make the scene more realistic. A few of the cars driven by a star become iconic and can be recognized even decades later. Here is a list of those cars.

1964 Aston Martin DB5

1964 Aston Martin DB5 of James Bond fame. The car appeared in Goldfinger and Thunderball. Who can forget a car with machine gun turrets and oil slicks?

1968 Mustang Fastback

Steve McQueen's Fastback Mustang from the epic chase scene in Bullitt. It was rumored to have a 390 cubic inch V8 and racing suspension, along with those iconic "Torque-Thrust" wheels and wide rubber.

TV Batmobile

Batmobile The television series Batmobile still stands out head and shoulders above the rest. Based on a Lincoln Futura concept from the 50s, this car will endure for years to come.

1977 Pontiac Trans Am

The 1977 Pontiac Trans Am from the Smokey and the Bandit movies needs no additional embellishment.

1976 Lotus Esprit Series I

James bond makes another appearance with the 1976 Lotus Esprit Series I. If you have never seen the movie The Spy Who Loved Me, it is nearly impossible to describe the car. The world had tired of extravagant designs and was looking for futuristic lines. The Esprit answered that call. Oh, the fact that it changed into a submarine in the movie didn't hurt either.

What Have We Left Out?

Surely, you recognize at least two of the cars on this list. Maybe you have another movie car that you think should be included. Be sure to send a comment and get your car mentioned.

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