Most memorable movie cars - revealed

24 Jul 2019

Most memorable movie cars - revealed

We all have our favourite cars from Hollywood films - it's safe to say that a great motor can really steal a scene.

Now, though, one automotive organisation has put together a comprehensive list of the most memorable movie cars of all time, as ranked by its expert motoring editors and analysts.

The exercise was carried out by HPI to mark the cinema release of Hobbs and Shaw, which is a spin-off of the Fast & Furious franchise and is sure to feature a lot of covetable vehicles in its own right, as well as being a must-see for petrolheads.

However, we know you're likely to see which car was voted in the top spot, so we can now reveal that pole position went to the Aston Martin DB5, as seen in Goldfinger and Thunderball.

This machine gun-equipped beauty dazzled theatregoers when it was first driven by 007 and the original car sold at auction in 2010 for a cool $4.7 million (£3.7 million).

Next up was the Ferrari 250 GT California from cult flick Ferris Bueller's Day Off, followed by the iconic Pontiac Trans Am muscle car from Smokey and the Bandit.

Rounding out the top five were the Lotus Esprit Series I (The Spy Who Loved Me) and the Ford Mustang GT 390 (Bullitt).

Other cars to make the list were the Dodge Challenger, Mini Cooper, Dodge Charger, Lamborghini Countach LP 400S and, last but not least, the DeLorean DMC-12 from Back to the Future.

HPI spokesperson Derren Martin said: "Choosing the most memorable movie cars resulted in much debate, but we managed to come up with a list of stunning, scene-stealing cars that are often more memorable than the movies they feature in."

He added that while most of us aren't ever likely to be shopping around for new car deals on these models, they do provide plenty of escapist entertainment.

We agree that this list is sure to provide plenty of material for debate - and we just have a couple of bones to pick: where exactly were the Cadillac Miller-Meteor ambulance Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters and the Volkswagen Beetle from the Herbie films on this list?