Monday, May 27, 2013

5 Top Film Cars and Why

Everyone has their favorite famous film cars and here's our top 10 collection of what we think are the best cars to ever come out of Hollywood including reasons why.

We'll start with an easy one.....

1. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

This iconic car from almost everyone’s childhood is first on our list. It has no base model, it is effectively a concept car built from scratch (and it looks like it too). However we can tell you its powered by a Ford three-litre V6 engine and has a dashboard plate from a British World War I fighter plane. The Cars current owner is Radio 2’s DJ Chris Evans who bought the car in January 2012 for £500,000.

Why is it in our top 5?

Because it’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! That’s why! How many cars do you know that can make the driver spontaneously break out into song? And it can fly too!

 2. The A-Team Van
 1983 GMC Vandura G-Series

Ok, So it’s not a car but still as iconic as any of the others you’ll find on this list. The famous van is actually 6 different vans used though-out the TV series and they are all currently scattered throughout the globe.


I Pity the fool who doesn’t want to have a car chase in the A-Team van. Preferably with Mr. T hanging out of the window shooting at stuff. 

3. Eleanor from Gone in 60 Seconds 

1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 fastback

This car really only makes the list because it’s so damn beautiful! In the film it was the last car to be picked up and featured in the climaxing car chase at the end of the movie. Affectionately dubbed Eleanor by Nicolas Cage it won our hearts by looking just awesome. The car Ford V8 engine which has 355bhp and will take you from 0-60 in 6 seconds flat. 


Again, simply because it’s so sexy. One of the best looking cars to come out of America. It’s rare too with only 2050 having been built.

4. The 3 Minis in the Italian Job

1969 Mini Cooper S
How could we forget this iconic film, Michael Caine’s rise to fame. With that comes 3 little Mini’s that must have skyrocketed the sales of the car after this movie was released. The Minis were colour coded in red white and blue in order to look like British football tourists, they then stole an unfeasible amount of gold from a bank and then got into a high speed car chase. Now, if you have any idea how much gold weighs you’ll know that those mini’s would be unable to go so fast.


Because everyone, and I mean everyone! Including your granny was hooked at the epic chase scene and the brilliant cliff-hanger at the end of the movie. Fun Fact – Michael cane did not have a driving license through-out filming, you never actually see him driving.

5. The Ferrari from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off 

1961 Ferrari 250 GT Spyder California

This is a good example of why kids should be sent to military school. I would still be crying now if I was Ferris’s Dad. But anyway to the car, what a car it is! The classic California is the ultimate classic car. To get an idea of just how classic this car is - the DJ Christ Evans, you know the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang bloke from earlier, paid a record £5.6 million for one of these in 2008.


Because it simply defines what a classic car should be. And to keep the older generation of readers happy.

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