Can You Identify These Famous Cars from Movies?

Sure, the actors are the stars of the movies they are in, but car enthusiasts are just as interested in some of the wild vehicles on the silver screen. There have been tons of famous automobiles to grace the big screen throughout the decades, ranging from killer Plymouths to loving Beetles. We’ll show you pictures of some of the most famous cars from movies. Can you identify them?

This possessed car struck fear in the minds of 1980s moviegoers with its murderous intent.

In the movie of the same name, Christine is billed as a possessed 1957 Plymouth Fury. In fact, she is a 1958 Fury. There were a few stunt doubles too, including a Plymouth Belvedere and a Plymouth Savoy.

This crime-busting muscle car spawned a more modern remake.

The 1968 Ford Mustang Bullitt earned its place in silver screen fame with Steve McQueen behind the wheel in the movie “Bullitt.” Many critics agree that this 1968 Mustang’s car-chase scene is still one of the best.

This car didn’t really fly, but it sure looked like it could in "Back to the Future."

In the “Back to the Future” series, the DeLorean seemed to always have problems. This wasn’t too far from reality, as the real DeLorean DMC-12 was riddled with quality issues from doors that wouldn’t open to malfunctioning windows. Another bit of irony was that the DeLorean needed to reach 88 mph to travel back in time in the movie, but laws at the time limited the DMC-12’s speedometer to 85 mph.

In real life, emissions equipment choked this muscle car’s power, but it looked great on screen in "Smokey and the Bandit."

The 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am sported a monstrous 6.6-liter V8 engine, so it must have been just as fast as it looked on-screen, right? Nope, emissions regulations limited this big V8 to just 200 horsepower. It slogged the Trans Am to 60 mph in 9.3 seconds, which is slower than many of today’s minivans.

This fun-loving car wore the No. 53 and had a knack for driving itself.

The No. 53 Herbie wore in "The Love Bug" wasn't just some random number. Producer Bill Walsh loved the Dodgers and picked the number because it was the same number his favorite pitcher, Don Drysdale, wore.

This Metallic Pea and paneled station wagon handled many wild Griswold vacations.

The Griswold’s family-hauler was a functioning vehicle, but it wasn’t something you could roll into a local Wagon Queen dealership and pick up. It was actually a heavily customized 1979 Ford LTD Country Square. So, under that ugly mess, this car wasn’t much better looking.

We don’t know what was creepier, the ghosts this car battled in "Ghostbusters" or the car itself.

While Ecto-1 looked like some wild, custom-built machine, it was actually a car you could buy. Well, sans the sirens and ghost-busting gear. Under all that 1980s tech was a 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Futura Duplex limo-style endloader. Yup, a Caddy that busts ghosts.

The Batmobile has seen plenty of variations, but this one was more tank than car.

While the “Dark Knight” trilogy made the Tumbler out to be a bulletproof machine that could ram through anything without breaking a sweat, its body was actually made from relatively fragile fiberglass. It had plenty of power, though, as its 5.7-liter V8 pumped out 400 to 500 horsepower and launched it up to 160 mph.

The wild ride the parking attendants took this car on in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" likely inspired today’s “Valet Mode.”

It was a fake! Yes, the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder that Ferris Bueller and his friend Cameron took for a joyride was one of three replicas built by Modena. Despite being knock-offs, these cars became so famous that one sold at auction for $235,000.

This massive Frankenstein’s Cadillac from "Mad Max: Fury Road" will strike fear in any postapocalyptic survivor.

The producers of “Mad Max: Fury Road” are proud of the fact that many of the insane vehicles in the movie were real. Even the massive Gigahorse was real. It featured two 1959 Cadillac Coup de Villes stacked on top of one another and two – yes, two – supercharged Chevy 502-cubic-inch V8 engines delivering an estimated 1,200 horsepower.

Can You Identify These Famous Cars from Movies?


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