1. Aston Martin DB5 – Gold Finger
The Aston Martin DB5 is without a doubt the coolest car ever made. In 1964, he got the film appearance that would define his image with Goldenfinger, and since then, he has appeared in several other James Bond films and is considered the original 007 car. While the DB5 is stunningly beautiful, it’s the gadgets that make it so awe-inspiring and resonate with audiences. Folding flak shield and two machine guns? Now that is an optional extra!
2. Ford Lincoln Futura – Batman 1955
The Ford Lincoln Futura may only be instantly recognizable to those who grew up in the 1950s and 1960s, but regardless, it’s an iconic vehicle that today can fetch a premium of over 80k for a good condition model. The vehicles used in the Batman films were heavily modified with new metals and details, and the crew tried several different color combinations before settling on “Velvet Bat-Fizz Black” by Metalflake, inc.
3. DeLorean DMC-12 – Back to the Future
The DeLorean DMC-12 can do one thing that no other car on this list can – it can travel to the future! Back to the Future was fantastic, and the DMC-12 became iconic as it remained Doc’s choice of vehicle for all 3 of the films. With only 150 bhp as standard, production of the DMC-12 was never as fast as it seemed, leading to poor sales and its withdrawal from all markets just a few years after it was first sold.
4. Volkswagen Beetle – Herbie
The Volkswagen Beetle (the real one) is one of VW’s best-selling cars of all time, and is one of the few movie cars in history to create a direct connection with audiences. Herbie lives on with his own personality! The franchise spanned an incredible 6 films, and prior to Herbie’s first appearance, the manufacturers decided to drop all the VW branding in order to give the car a more human personality. Herbie’s roots start from a need Bristol Street Motors car service in Birminghambut ends with him racing against the best in the world.
5. Mini – Italian Jobs
No list would be complete without including the original Mini, which was world famous before its appearance in the 1969 British caper film The Italian Job. The Mini was a commercial success before the movies because it was cheap to buy, cheap to run, but a lot of fun to drive. As Michael Caine, Noel Coward, and Benny Hill have pointed out, it’s also perfect for a bank robbery!