Some movies and television shows aren’t just remembered for their stars—they’re remembered for their cars. Here are a few of our favorite on-screen rides.
The DeLorean from Back to the Future
This gull-winged, stainless-steel beauty wasn’t just easy on the eyes. It came equipped with a flux capacitor, and if you got the car up to 88 miles per hour, it would take you back to the past—or future. Filling up the tank could be a problem, though, since this DMC-12 ran on plutonium.
The Mustang from Bullitt
The leading car in this cinematic masterpiece was a 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback—a mean, green, speed-racing machine. The film’s iconic 10-minute car chase through the streets of San Francisco made Bullitt an instant classic. Steve McQueen did the driving himself for portions of the scene—stunt drivers did the rest.
The Batmobile from “Batman”
Whether he was on his way to pummel the Penguin or rassle the Riddler, Batman was always cruising in style when he screeched to halt at the crime scene in his Batmobile. The car had a unique dual-windshield design, ensuring Batman and Robin each had a clear view of the road ahead. Plus, flames shot out of the exhaust, which made the sleek machine even cooler (and hotter).
KITT from “Knight Rider”
David Hasselhoff and a talking Pontiac Trans Am? You had us at Hasselhoff, but the Trans Am sure does sweeten the deal. KITT—an acronym for Knight Industries Two Thousand—was a super-intelligent computer housed in a sexy black automobile.
The Munster Koach from “The Munsters”
Part hearse, part hot rod, this was one eye-catching cool ghoul of a car. In one episode Herman Munster lost the Koach in a drag race, which led Grandpa to build a car that was just as appealing—Drag-u-la, a coffin hot rod that featured a pipe organ for an exhaust system. Grandpa used it to win back the Koach, allowing the Munsters to keep both of these sweet rides in the family.
The Trans Am from Smokey and the Bandit
Another black Trans Am? Why not! The enormous box-office success of Smokey and the Bandit led to the Pontiac Trans Am becoming one of the most popular cars of 1978. In 2014, Burt Reynolds auctioned off a replica of the car he drove in the film. It was expected to fetch about $80,000, but ended up going for a whopping $450,000.
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