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If there’s one thing to love about movies, it’s the cars. An unforgettable vehicle can make a film stick in your mind for years, whether the flick is good or bad. It’s captivating how a car can transform into a souped-up version of itself in a movie maker’s hands.
1. Aston Martin DB10
Engineers designed this smooth ride specifically for the James Bond movie “Spectre.” Manufacturers made ten models for the film, and a lucky buyer snatched up one of them in 2016 for $3.5 million. If you’re dead set on owning a DB10, you’re unfortunately out of luck — two serve as show cars, while the remaining seven sustained damage during filming.
2. 1977 Chevrolet Camaro
Better known as Bumblebee, you’ve likely seen this muscle car in one of the “Transformers” movies. Who would’ve thought a mustard yellow vehicle could reach such levels of recognition?
3. The Gigahorse
Consisting of two Cadillac Coupe DeVilles and equipped with a flamethrower, this super-powered ride secures an instant spot on the list. The Gigahorse is an impressive throwback to the original “Mad Max,” and it won’t be surprising to see a tribute in a few years. After all, it’s not every day you see a Cadillac and monster truck combination.
4. The Tumbler
This wrecking ball of a car can barrel straight through any obstacles in its way, thanks to its cannonballs and rocket launchers. The Tumbler is a bespoke vehicle, equipped with racing tires and super swampers on the rear. If you’re curious about how it looks up close, visit the Volo Auto Museum in Illinois.
5. 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona
This list wouldn’t be complete without a set of wheels from the “Fast and Furious” series, making the 1969 Daytona an excellent choice. This model has all the right specs for zooming down speedways, and the movie version is equally fast — if not more. A classic muscle car like this embodies Hollywood magic without the special effects.
6. 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX
This car makes a brief but memorable appearance in the opening sequence of “Baby Driver.” Even with its specs and upgrades, it’s one of the more average vehicles on this list — it’s no speed demon or sports car. However, it made a lasting impression on viewers and auto fans alike. This vehicle went up for auction not long after the movie’s release, selling for nearly $70,000.
7. 1969 Mustang
A classic Mustang never gets old. You can say the same for the 1969 model appearing in John Wick, which serves as motivation for the character’s vengeful rampage. This Mustang is a testament to the idea that a car doesn’t need to be sporty or souped-up to make an impression. Though the automobiles in the film aren’t real Boss 429 models, they’re still worthy of admiration.
8. Audi R8
Everyone’s favorite billionaire-playboy-philanthropist, Tony Stark, drove this car in the first “Iron Man” movie, skyrocketing it to star status. Back then, there was no better car to represent the Marvel hero — making it no surprise that it appears in the subsequent films. In the recent movie “Avengers: Endgame,” an Audi e-Tron GT made an appearance.
Zooming Through the Best Movie Cars of the Decade
As we move into a new decade, we’ll undoubtedly see a new era of iconic vehicles and speedy chase scenes. Strap yourself in for a ride and see where the road takes you. These best movie cars may be just around the corner.