Over the past 50 years, the entertainment industry has introduced us to some pretty spectacular, one-of-a-kind classic cars. From a self-driving Beetle to Bond’s cool Aston, Roald Dahl’s magic flying car, and three Mini Coopers that changed the European car game forever, here are the top 6 cars that left a lasting impression on us!
Awesome Classic Cars in Movies Throughout the Ages
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JAMES BOND’S ASTON MARTIN
Dubbed as the most famous classic car in the world, James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 is the definition of cool. With a sleek silver paint job, ejector seats, revolving plates, a bullet-proof shield, and a license to kill, the car is capable of travelling 145 mph and 0-60 mph in 7.1 seconds. In 2010, the car was sold for £2.6 million! We had the pleasure of shipping a DB5 from Australia to the UK recently, worth almost $1 million.
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HERBIE THE LOVEBUG
Herbie is a playful 1963 Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of his own. Starring in several Walt Disney films, he’s capable of driving himself, has a cheeky personality and likes to play practical jokes on people. He was deeply loved by several generations of children and, just last year, set a new world record for the most expensive VW beetle to ever be sold at auction!
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THE ITALIAN JOB MINI COOPERS
The Italian Job features a gang of thieves that steal millions of pounds of gold and use three 1968 Austin Mini Coopers to make their escape. The resulting police chase has often been voted as one of the best car chases in movie history!
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CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a 1968 British musical about a magical car that can fly, transform into a powerboat and float on water. The restored car comes with multicoloured wings, a handcrafted white cedar wood ‘boat deck’, a polished aluminium bonnet and brass fittings recycled from Edwardian cars. It was bought by Chris Evans in 2012 for around £500,000.
(Photo via Wikia)
RICHARD’S CLASSIC PLYMOUTH
Featured in the American road comedy, Tommy Boy, Richard’s 1967 Plymouth Belvedere was a car that was hard to watch fall apart. Throughout the movie, the car loses its top, the hood comes off, the door is destroyed (and replaced with a child’s safety gate), the front window is smashed, and then finally the car catches on fire. It was a rollercoaster ride, but at least Tommy and Richard save the company!
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THE GRADUATE’S ALFA ROMEO
Benjamin Braddock’s graduation gift, a bright-red 1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider, was made into a star after the release of The Graduate in 1967. A two-seat convertible with glass-covered headlights, a sharp nose, a rounded rear end, and a ‘classic scallop’ running down the side, the car was a real beauty that captured the hearts of many.
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