Iconic Movie Cars Which Influenced Car Culture Much: Part 1

Ford Mustang GT Bullitt photo

Let’s remember some of the most famous movie cars which became icons due to their profound impact on car culture.

Aston Martin DB5 – James Bond Movies

This beautiful classic model has been a primary spy car for James Bond in the 1960s and 70s and a leisure car for the British agent in many subsequent films. The DB5 participated in 9 James Bond films overall, as well as in “Cannonball Run” (1981) with Roger Moore behind the wheel.

James Bond's Aston Martin DB5

1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Sentinel – Ghostbusters

This limo-style end-loader combination car converted into an ambulance became famous worldwide as the ‘ECTO-1’ (ectomobile) from the popular Ghostbusters movies of the 80s, the animated television series, and the 2021 sequel.

ECTO-1 or 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Sentinel

DeLorean DMC-12 – Back To The Future

The model gained wide popularity after it acted as a time machine in the “Back To The Future” fiction film series. It also was used in a 2018 biographical comedy “Driven”, a 2018 film “Ready Player One”, and as the main model in Florian Renner’s “Retrowave” video.

The DeLorean DMC-12 is a sports car produced in Northern Ireland for DeLorean Motor Company from 1981 to 1983 and restored in 2009 by DMC Texas.

DeLorean DMC-12 from "Back to the Future"

Ford Mustang Fastback – Bullitt

The Mustang Fastback was selected for ‘Bullitt’ (1968) film. The audience remembered it thanks to an awesome chase scene between a green Mustang and a black Dodge Charger.

Ford itself has built the Mustang Bullitt special editions to commemorate that iconic movie car.

Ford Mustang Bullitt

Volkswagen Beetle – Herbie Movies

This model, also called the Volkswagen Type 1, is loved by several generations due to its versatility and simplicity. It was in production from 1938 to 2003, with 21 million units made.

The most popular conversion is the Meyers Manx, also known as the “beach buggy” or “dune buggy.”

Volkswagen Beetle / Type 1

To be continued…

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