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10 Sexiest Cars of Movies and Television

Updated on January 26, 2014
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A Brief History of Movie Cars

'The name is Bond, James Bond." Any article on "Movie Cars" must feature the classic Chevy Bel Air from Dr. No, the very first car driven by James Bond on the silver screen. Beginning with "The Great Train Robbery" in 1903, car chases have always excited viewers. Just look at the success of movie franchises such as "Fast and Furious." Perhaps it is the element of danger or the rush of adrenaline one feels at the narrow escapes. One thing however is perfectly clear, people love fast cars. I have attempted to narrow it down to 10 sexy cars guaranteed to get your blood pumping. Here is a look at great moments in Chevy history.

Nominees for sexiest car

What makes a car sexy? Is it curves and lines, power, or may it be the history behind the car. My first nomination is the 1967 Chevy Impala from the hit television series Supernatural. Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles play the Winchester brothers, a team of demon hunters fighting the forces of darkness. What better to face evil, than the 275 horsepower V8 engine of Dean Winchester's 1967 Impala. Some of the nominees even have names; Bumble Bee (Transformers) Eleanor (Gone in 60 seconds) and who can forget K.I.T.T. (Knightrider). While most cars on this list may be considered possessions, one in particular is possessed; Christine.

1." Eleanor" Gone in 60 Seconds

Nicholas Cage with Eleanor the custom Mustang Shelby GT 500 from Gone in 60 seconds
Nicholas Cage with Eleanor the custom Mustang Shelby GT 500 from Gone in 60 seconds | Source

Custom Mustang Shelby GT500

The first Nicholas Cage car to be featured on this list is "Eleanor" the custom Mustang Shelby GT500 from "Gone in 60 Seconds." In all, 11 Mustangs were used In the movie. Some were used as sound effects while others were used for PR shots. The car used for the sound effects was a 500 horsepower 1967 GT500.

2. 1967 Chevy Impala "Supernatural"

Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles from Supernatural with their 1967 Impala
Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles from Supernatural with their 1967 Impala | Source

Supernatural Impala

Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles play the Winchester brothers on TNT's Supernatural. The 1967 is a 4th generation Impala. There were only 400 true Super Sport models built in 1967. The original price of the SS was $2,898, only $158 more than a standard '67 Impala.

3. 1968 Mustang Gt "Bullitt

Steve Mcqueen from the 1968 classic Bullitt
Steve Mcqueen from the 1968 classic Bullitt | Source

Any Steve McQueen fan can appreciate Bullitt, the movie has one of the most influential car chases in motion picture history involving a 1968 Mustang GT and a 1968 Dodge Charger 500. The chase ends when the hitmen hit a gas station blowing themselves up. In 2008 Ford released the Bullitt Mustang to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the movie. The special edition sports a 4.6 liter V8 engine, a 5 speed transmission, and with 315 horsepower, can do a quarter mile in 13.7 seconds.

Bullitt Trailer

Bullitt is classic Steve McQueen and Jacqueline Bisset. Classic beauty meets classic cop. Bullitt has been recognized by the Library of Congress as one of the most influential movies of all time.

Favorite Makes and Models

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What makes a car memorable

Do you feel a rush of adrenaline watching a great chase scene? Does the roar of a 426 Hemi get your blood pumping? Do you love the scent of leather interior? Or do you daydream about owning your own classic motor car?

4. "Fast Five" Dodge Charger

Vin Diesel and Paul Walker from Fast and Furious 5
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker from Fast and Furious 5 | Source

The Dodge Charger has been featured in hundreds of movies, including 3 on this list. Dominic Toretto played by Vin Diesel drives a 1970 Dodge Charger in Fast Five.

Sexy cars by year

1957 Chevy Bel Air
Dr. No
1962
1958 Plymouth Fury
Christine
1983
1967 Mustang Shelby Gt
Gone in 60 Seconds
2000
1967 Chevy Impala
Supernatural
2005
1968 Mustang GT
Bullitt
1968
1969 Dodge Charger
Dukes of Hazzard
1979
1970 Dodge Charger
Fast and Furious 5
2011
1977 Pontiac Trans Am
Smokey and the Bandit
1977
1977 Chevy Camaro
Transformers
2007
1983 Pontiac Trans Am
Knight Rider
1982

5. 1957 Chevy Bel Air Dr. No

Die Cast model of James Bond's Chevy Bel Air from DR. No
Die Cast model of James Bond's Chevy Bel Air from DR. No | Source

The Name's Bond

What better car for the big screen debut of the iconic James Bond, than the iconic 1957 Chevy Bel Air. With its optional "Super Turbo Fire 283" pushing it up to 283 horsepower, the Chevy Bel Air was the perfect vehicle for "Her Majesties Secret Service."

6. The General Lee "Dukes of Hazzard"

"Making their way the only way they know how and that's just a little bit more than the law will allow"  Waylon Jennings
"Making their way the only way they know how and that's just a little bit more than the law will allow" Waylon Jennings | Source

Good ol boys Bo and Luke Duke, Played By John Schneider and Tom Wopat, are forever eluding Sheriff Roscoe P Coltraine in their 1969 Dodge Charger dubbed the General Lee. When you are running "Moonshine" you need something with power. With a 426 Hemi under the hood, the General Lee had all the power it needed.

7. 1958 Plymouth Fury "Christine"

John Carpenter and cast with "Christine"
John Carpenter and cast with "Christine" | Source

"Something wicked this way comes" if you see a bright red Plymouth Fury coming your way you better start saying your prayers. Christine may look sexy behind those curves but she is pure evil.

8. 1977 Trans Am "Smokey and the Bandit"

Poster for Smokey and the Bandit with Jackie Gleason and Burt Reynolds
Poster for Smokey and the Bandit with Jackie Gleason and Burt Reynolds | Source

Two years prior to the debut of the Dukes of Hazzard, Burt Reynolds was running from Sheriff Buford T Justice played by the late Jackie Gleason. Bo Darville played by Burt Reynolds runs interference for Cledus, played by Jerry Reed, who has been hired to run beer over state lines. Smokey and the Bandit is Dukes of Hazzard meets Runaway Bride.

9. 1977 Chevy Camaro "Transformers"

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Just in case Bumble Bee didn't have enough under the hood, he can transform into a lean, mean, fighting machine.

10. Pontiac Trans Am "Knight Rider"

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On September 26th 1982 a pre-Baywatch David Hasselhoff starred as Michael Knight in the television series premier of Knight Rider. His sidekick on the show was his car KITT, the Knight Industries Two Thousand. The sleek black Trans Am was virtually indestructible. In one episode someone attempts to shoot Michael through a window and is killed when the bullet ricochets.

Honorable Mentions

Louis Chevrolet raced cars in the early 1900s, so it is no wonder that so many cars that carry his name have been featured in car chases. It has been rumored that William Durant, the founder of General Motors, found inspiration for the Chevy grille design while on vacation in France. There is some truth to this rumor because the bow tie design resembles the fleur de lis. Hundreds of Chargers have been featured in movies, however with the 1969 Charger featured in Drive Angry being the same make and model as the General Lee, I thought it best to leave it off the list. I hope you found this interesting and enjoyable.

1971 Chevy Chevelle, same type used in Faster with The Rock
1971 Chevy Chevelle, same type used in Faster with The Rock | Source
1969 Dodge Charger Similar to one Driven By Nicholas Cage in Drive Angry
1969 Dodge Charger Similar to one Driven By Nicholas Cage in Drive Angry | Source

"Fast Car" Tracy Chapman

"You got a fast car but is it fast enough so we can fly away? We gotta make a decision, we leave tonight or live and die this way." Tracy Chapman

© Robert Burroughs 2013

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    • adecourv profile image

      Alex deCourville 3 years ago

      My favorite from these is the General Lee.

    • amandajoyshapiro profile image

      amandajoyshapiro 3 years ago

      Gone in 60 Seconds! Followed by Drive Angry!

      Oh, but "The Dark Knight Rises" vehicle would have been a great addition if it were actually a car.

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      Robert Burroughs 3 years ago

      Eleanor is definitely a great car. Although I was born in 1968 I don't really like the Fastback Mustang.

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image

      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      My favorite is Kitt, I dream about that car.

      Wonderful hub, voted up, awesome, interesting and shared.

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      Avinesh Prahladi 3 years ago from Chandigarh

      The list is quite AMAZING and got some of the hottest rides. I like 'Dodge Charger' and the roaring sound that it makes. It's a great hub and it would be my request to add such kind of hubs in the near future as well. I really like muscle cars and when such kind of hubs gets featured, it sets my pulse racing.

      Thanks for sharing and hope to see more of such hubs.

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      Muhammad Abdullah 3 years ago

      i like And love that car

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      Robert Burroughs 3 years ago

      Thank all of you for your wonderful comments. Shyron it is always great hearing from you. Ramish thank you for visiting my hub and saying you love the car. Avinesh I really love The Dodge Charger and the Mustang, I think I may do a follow up when I finish the other hubs on my plate. Amanda I really love both the Nicholas Cage cars, especially Eleanor. Adecoury I love the General Lee almost as much as Daisy Duke.

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