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Ten Memorable Cars in Film

January, 2014

A retrospective of iconic people movers in film.

We at John Hughes love seeing iconic cars in film! A silver De Lorean purrs down the street. A wave of nostalgia rushes over you. Is that Marty McFly behind the wheel?

You’re back in 2013, and it’s not Marty McFly. Sound familiar? My point is – memorable movie cars are burnt into the psyche of moviegoers for years to come. Cars in film are more than just people movers. We hazard a guess that you can name at least one famous movie car. The Batmobile? The Love Bug? The list goes on for days. Today, we’ll break it down to just ten.


The film: Dumb and Dumber

The car: Shaggin’ Wagon

Make and model: 1984 Ford Econoline

Image source: Screenjunkies


The film: Transformers

The car: Bumblebee

Make and model: 1977 Chevrolet Camaro


 Image source: World Car Fans


The film: Wayne’s World

The car: Garth’s Mirth Mobile

Make and model: 1976 AMC Pacer

Image source: Rottentomatoes


The film: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

The car: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Make and model: Paragon Panther

 Image source: Rottentomatoes


The film: Batman

The car: George Baris Batmobile

Make and model: Ghia Lincoln Futura

Image source: Rottentomatoes


The film: Ferris Buellers Day Off

The car: Mr. Frye’s’ Ferrari

Make and model: 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder convertible

Image source: Rottentomatoes


The film: Bridget Jones’s Diary

The car: Daniel Cleavers Car

Make and model: 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Convertible

Image source: IMDB


The film: Back to the Future

The car: Doc Brown’s De Lorean

Make and model: De Lorean DMC-12

Image source: The Screen Geek Diaries


The film: The Fast and the Furious

The car: Dominic’s Charger

Make and model: 1970 Dodge Charger R/T

Image source: Motor authority


The film: The Love Bug

The car: Herbie

Make and model: 1962 Volkswagen Beetle

Image source: Herbie Mania


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