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Iconic Movie Cars Which Influenced Car Culture Much: Part 2

Toyota Supra – The Fast And The Furious

The Toyota Supra is a model that stands out in its own right, and after it participated as Brian’s car in the Fast And Furious movie, its popularity skyrocketed.

Some motorists build replicas of the famous orange Supra, while others go for their own designs.

Toyota Supra
Fast And The Furious Toyota Supra

Pontiac Firebird Trans Am – Smokey And The Bandit

This is one of the most iconic movie cars ever that became known as the “Bandit” Trans Am. For the original film, they took a factory-made Special Edition in black color with golden accents, including a notable “screaming chicken” on the hood.

A 1980 Turbo Trans Am was used in Smokey and the Bandit II on which a 4.9-liter turbo V8 debuted as a replacement to the 6.6-liter 180-hp V8 paired to a 3-speed automatic gearbox.

Burt Reynolds’ 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SE was auctioned off by Barrett-Jackson at $495,000.

"Bandit" Trans Am
Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

Ford Falcon Interceptor – Mad Max

The Ford Falcon Interceptor / Mad Max Interceptor / Pursuit Special on the basis of the Ford Falcon XB GT starred in George Miller’s 1979 Australian dystopian action film.

That movie got into the Guinness Book of Records for the highest ratio of profit and budget, and it also revealed the talent of Mel Gibson to the world.

Besides, the iconic car is featured in many video games.

Mad Max Interceptor
Mad Max Interceptor

1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88

This car (in the upper photo) has become a trademark in almost all movies directed by Sam Raimi beginning from “The Evil Dead” (1982). Originally, Sam’s father purchased the car in 1973, and Sam himself has popularized it in his films.

Lotus Esprit S1 – The Spy Who Loved Me

This is one of James Bond’s spy cars that, when driven by talented Roger Moore, was able to showily fire torpedoes and missiles as a submarine. The production team immediately wanted the Lotus Esprit S1 when saw it parked near the film studios.

Lotus Esprit S1 of James Bond
James Bond’s Lotus Esprit S1

Ferrari 250 GT California – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

The car in the Ferris Bueller’s Day Off teen comedy (1986) is a replica of the 250 GT California. That replica, by the way, was auctioned for more than a new Ferrari. Filmmakers chose a 250 GT Cali for the film as a classic car prized by Cameron’s dad.

The Ferrari 250 GT California was designed with Californian landscapes in mind. It is based on the Ferrari 250 platform and owned by several famous people of the day.

Ferrari 250 GT California 1961
1961 Ferrari 250 GT California

Read also: Iconic Movie Cars Which Influenced Car Culture Much: Part 1

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