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10 Sexiest Cars of Movies and Television
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
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 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
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 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
What is your favorite make of car
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
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
1958 Plymouth Fury
1967 Mustang Shelby Gt
Gone in 60 Seconds
1967 Chevy Impala
1968 Mustang GT
1969 Dodge Charger
Dukes of Hazzard
1970 Dodge Charger
Fast and Furious 5
1977 Pontiac Trans Am
Smokey and the Bandit
1977 Chevy Camaro
1983 Pontiac Trans Am
5. 1957 Chevy Bel Air Dr. No
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"
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"
"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"
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. is Dukes of Hazzard meets Smokey and the BanditRunaway Bride.
9. 1977 Chevy Camaro "Transformers"
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"
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.
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.
"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