Last time we looked at the bottom ten movie cars, ranked by the fans; and there were some amazing cars. From American muscle to Italian precision, these stars scream across the silver screen in old movies and new classics. Today we are going to look at even more amazing movie cars, the ones that outshine them all. Let’s get started with number five:
Number 5: The Lotus Esprit S1 from the film “The Spy Who Loved Me.” Bond, James Bond. Who hasn’t pretended to live the life of James Bond? The action, the women, the toys and the cars… it is the epitome of cool. While the car itself, The Esprit S1, wasn’t known for its power the modifications made by Q are what made the biggest splash; literally. Through some movie magic this vehicle was outfitted to convert into a submarine, taking car chases where they have never gone before.
Number 4: The DeLorean DMC-12 from “Back to the Future.” While the car was not a commercial success the movie most certainly was, never mind that a DeLorean DMC-12 would have a hard time managing 88 mph. The car is every bit a character in the movie as Doc and Marty. According to the sequel, there are but six month left until we should all have hover boards and flying cars. After all, “Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.”
Number 3: The Mini Cooper S from the 1969 movie, “The Italian Job.” The original outperforms the remake in this case and the old Mini Coopers tackle the streets of Turin in one of the most epic car chases in cinema history. If you live for death defying stunts and hairpin turns, this is the movie to watch.
Number 2: The Ford Mustang 390 GT in the film “Bullitt.” Steve McQueen and the Ford Mustang make the top ten twice, with what can arguably be called the best car chase in history. The editing for the scene won best Oscar for editing in a film in 1968 and included everything from daring jumps, to roaring engines and squealing tires. This is the car chase scene for car lovers.
Number 1: The Aston Martin DB5 from “Goldfinger.” Was there any surprise that James Bond would make another appearance on the list? With the additional gadgets, from gun barrels to bulletproof glass to an ejector seat the Aston Martin is a car made for spies… and what could be cooler than that? Perhaps a real life mystery to add some intrigue?After the movie’s release the one of the cars made its way to Florida, where it was stolen by a real life Auric Goldfinger and hasn’t been seen from since. The other was sold at auction in 2010 for close to 4 million dollars.
So what do you think? Did you see your favorite here or are there some missing cars in movies that should have made the list? Let us know in the comments. If the star of your personal garage is in need of storage or transportation contact us today. We will handle your baby like the celebrity she is.