Every actor has a film, after which he, as they say, wakes up famous. But movies can make a star not only out of people, but also cars. In our article we present the most famous cars that have ensured success for our favorite films.
Plymouth Fury 1958
A negative character, whose role went to a car, is the notorious “Christina” by Stephen King. This is just the case when the protagonist of the movie is not a person, it is a car. An interesting fact: all models of Plymouth Fury in 1958 were made in a banana-yellow color scheme, and according to the book the model was bright red. Stephen King said that at his request the car had been dyed in red and white.
Cadillac Miller-Meteor 1984
The car, which got the name ECTO1, was converted from the Cadillac Miller-Meteor Ambulance model produced in 1959 for the film of Ivan Reitman’s Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters 2 (1989). One of the main advantages of this model was a huge salon and spacious seats. In reality, this model was used as a catafalque and ambulance.
The car was lucky enough to become a part of the cult trilogy “Back to the Future” in which she was a time machine. In reality, DeLorean accelerates to 100 km in 10.5 seconds, thanks to the petrol V6 engine. It has a 5-speed manual transmission and thousands of fans all over the world.
A unique car was created for each of the films devoted to the adventures of the superhero. They were built on the basis of one of the serial models. For example, Tim Burton’s “Batmobile” is based on Chevrolet Caprice and Buick Rivera. It has a shield mode in case of an attack and a jet engine instead of the regular one.
Ford Gran Torino 1976
In the original series of the 70’s “Starsky and Hutch” the characters rode on a red Ford Gran Torino, which also took part in the filming of a remake with Ben Stiller in the title role.
Aston Martin DB5
In the James Bond films not a lot of people can memorize specific models of cars on which the 007 rode. But the whole Aston Martin brand is associated with the legendary spy. The most recognizable and popular “bondmobile” is Aston Martin DB5, which first appeared in the series “Goldfinger” in 1964.
Chevrolet Impala 1967
For already 12 seasons of the series “Supernatural”, fearless brothers Winchesters romp through America and fight with evil spirits on the Chevrolet Impala, that one of the main character, Dean Winchester, got from his father. The creator of the series Eric Kripke repeatedly stressed that from the very beginning the car was considered to be “the third main character”.
Chevrolet Camaro Z28 1976/ Chevrolet Camaro 2006
What kind of a teenager would not want a car that is capable of turning into a badass robot to fight the Autobots? In the action movie Transformers such a fantastic opportunity is given to Sam Vitviki. In the first series of “Transformers” Bumblebee turns into a Camaro Chevrolet Z28 (1977). It is interesting that the Bumblebee car in the original cartoon “Transformers” in 80’s was Volkswagen Beetle. But the modernization of Chevrolet in 2006 gave the movie a lot of strength and power.