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6 Iconic Cars from the Movies


You know that a car is amazing when it overshadows the actors and turns out to be the real superstar of a film. There are plenty of relevant examples of famous cars used in movies that inspire the vehicle history and have the power to inspire a generation.

In the late 1980’s, Exclusive Sedan Service made a fragmented limousine to be used in the motion picture and television industry. This kind of limousine is made up of three parts, divided from the firewall to the rear bumper. Each section is placed on wheels casters making them easy to maneuver. The model also has easy removable windows and seats and door panels for filming Cadillac and Lincoln limousine interiors.

As experts in this field of activity, we put up a list containing the legendary cars used in the movies that later influenced entire generations.



The Aston Martin DB5 become one of the most memorable cars in the world due to John Stears. He was the inventor of James Bond’s deadly, silver birch DB5 which appeared for the first time in the film Goldfinger, in 1964. Two DB5s were on display at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York, to advertise the film. While the author Ian Fleming had thought of the DB Mark III model for the main character in his novel, the DB5 was Aston Martin’s latest model at the time of shooting the film. DB5s continued to make appearances in various Bond movies: Goldfinger, Thunderball, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, Casino Royale and also Skyfall. Bond’s authentic DB5 which appeared in Goldfinger and Thunderball was bought at auction for 2,600,000 pounds silver.



We bet that you remember the famous scene from the favorite 90’s comedy Wayne’s World where Garth, Wayne, and their friends sing Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. It turns out that the scene mentioned above made Garth’s little AMC Pacer an emblematic component of the movie. The strange tiny car really matched Garth’s personality perfectly. Since it became famous, the car also appeared in the sequel with additional companions. In Wayne’s World 2, there appeared not only Garth’s original Pacer but also a Pacer wagon for Garth’s female look-alike (impersonated by Heather Locklear). Additionally, when the band comes to perform at the Waynestock, they arrive in a pretty impressive Pacer limo.



The '77's classic American crime comedy Smokey and the Bandit featuring the legendary Burt Reynolds used an equally memorable car, one of the most popular Pontiacs ever. The 1977 Trans Am model used by Reynolds (aka The Bandit) grew to be the iconic car of that time. The sexy T-topped high-performance automobile, displaying a phoenix on the hood, made the model an instant popular choice. It's true that Reynold’s cool attitude helped as well. The Pontiac company delivered two Trans Ams for the movie Smokey and the Bandit, turning the Trans Am into a long-lasting American favorite. Sales went through the roof after the movie’s première. Burt Reynolds own model, created based on the car from the film, was traded at auction for $450,000.



Another great tv series that aired in 1968 was the American crime/police drama named Bullitt, with action star Steve McQueen as Frank Bullitt. He made quite an impression while driving a 1968 Ford Mustang 390 GT 2+2 Fastback. In fact, the movie promoted the second generation Mustang, the undisclosed star of the film. The movie has an impressive car chase scene which innovated Hollywood car chases and set pretty high standards for future films. That chase scene, now a classic, remains one of the greatest ever filmed on camera. The scene brought editor Frank P. Keller an Academy Award for Best Editing. Ford Motor Company provided two Mustangs for the award-winning scene, both of them having heavily modified engines, brakes, and suspensions. The job was done by veteran racer Max Balchowsky. Ford also offered two Galaxie sedans for the respective scene, but these vehicles were too heavy for the jumps over the hills of San Francisco.



For a movie that revolves around driving, the 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle is an intriguing choice for Drive’s main character, since it isn’t one of Chevy’s notable models. The muscle car era was at its end, and this vehicle appeared just as the fuel crisis and national speed limits were on the rise. The model mentioned above isn't a powerful car; as a matter of fact, it was perceived as kind of a disappointment. But it suited just fine the car-savvy main character with financial troubles and a dark past. In fact, Chevelle helps us understand better this mysterious character whose name we don't even know. The Driver, as he is called, takes driving very seriously. Therefore, his choice of vehicle was made knowingly and with thoughtfulness.



Another great movie, the 1981 classic American comedy featuring Burt Reynolds, Dean Martin, and Farrah Fawcett, also displays various great cars. This movie is about variable pairs of racers who take part in the cross-country Cannonball Run Race. The most amazing car in the entire film was, at that time, the latest Lamborghini Countach, a vehicle driven by two beautiful ladies who take advantage of their looks and their car whenever possible. These females might not be the true protagonists of the film, but their car caught the viewers attention. The trendy black Lamborghini was very impressive. The film truly promoted the Lamborghini Countach, helping it define an era of sports cars.

Exclusive Sedan is very proud of its fleet that contains lots of amazing vehicles from all eras; these cars are exclusively used for the motion picture industry and are shown in the MOTION PICTURE VEHICLES picture gallery.

Posted on Apr 26 2016

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