Many of us fell in love with cars the first time we saw them on Television or Film. Whether from a high-speed chase scene, to futuristic flying cars, the imprint that they have left on us is undeniable. From onCamera to re-creations It is no wonder that TV/Movie cars are some of the most sought after and collected. Here are some of our favorites in no particular order.
1981 DeLorean DMC-12, Back to the Future (Movie 1985)
Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) traveled back in time in this super futuristic stainless-steel bodied vehicle. With Gullwing doors and Supercar features, it looked faster than it really was. A dismal 130-hp 2.9- liter V-6 needed a little Hollywood special-effects to help Marty hit 88 MPH to activate the Flux capacitor and shoot back to 1955. The rest is history.
1977 Pontiac (Firebird) Trans Am, Smokey and the Bandit (Movie 1977)
The Trans Am looked more or less the same for a little over a half a decade when this film debuted in 1977. Burt Reynolds jumped in the driver seat along with Sally field by his side and the Bandit car became an instant Classic. When moviegoers saw that black and gold T/A jump bridges and slide around corners evading Sherriff Buford T. Justice (Jackie Gleason) sales instantly jumped 30,000 units in 1978, and another 24,000 in 1979. It is truly one of the most recognizable and collectible Movie cars of all time.
1955 Ford Lincoln Futura concept car, BATMOBILE (Batman TV Show 1966-68)
Designed exclusively for the hit 1966 Batman TV show starring Adam West and Burt Ward. It originated from a 1955 Lincoln Futura Concept car. With a deadline of only 3 weeks legendary George Barris (Barris Kustom Industries) transformed the Lincoln into arguably one of the world’s most famous cars. In 2013 the original sold for over $4 million dollars at auction. Nicely done replicas can fetch up to six figures. You’re going to have to open up your Bat Wallet if you want one of these.
1968 Ford Mustang GT 390, Bullitt (Movie 1968)
Regarded by many as the best car chase of all time, the Highland Green 1968 Ford mustang GT stole the show. Of course, Steve McQueen had a little bit to do with it. Regarded as one of the most idolized actors of all time, Women wanted him, and Men wanted to be him. Decades after the movie’s release and McQueen’s passing, everyone still wants a “Bullitt” car. Many have continued replicating and building tribute versions of their own. The vehicle has transcended its cult movie status and has become an Icon. In fact, Ford has released limited editions of Bullitt Mustangs twice. The original on camera caris said to be worth between $3 to $5 million dollars. Talk about iconic!