Movies have played a big part in car culture for decades; a movie can make a car legendary whether it’s intentional or not.
There are some great examples of this phenomenon in this new infographic put out by CJ Pony Parts which you can see below.
But before that, let’s quickly go over the cars listed:
Bullitt – 1968 Ford Mustang GT 390 Fastback
This is probably one of the best examples of a movie making a car a legend. Unsurprisingly, the ’68 Mustang Fastback from Bullitt has been listed by us a few times before, including being the best car chase scene in history, and as being one of the most famous first generation Mustangs.
Christine – 1958 Plymouth Fury Belvedere
I’m not sure if this one helped sales of the Plymouth Fury or hurt them, but nobody can deny that this killer car that formed such a strong attachment with her owner is a legend due to the movie.
Pulp Fiction – 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SS Convertible
Same here – although I doubt the movie had a huge effect on sales one way or the other, but one thing is for sure – it’s not easy to clean blood off the seats of this thing. Just ask Vincent and Jules.
Gone in 60 Seconds – 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback
I’ve always been a fan of this era Mustang, but I have to admit – when I first saw Eleanor on the big screen in this flick I fell in love. Too bad good examples of this nearly 50 year old car still go for the same price as a new Subaru STi.
Transformers – 2005 Mustang GT
Out of all the cars these guys could have used from Transformers and they pick the Mustang cop car. I get it guys, you sell Mustang parts, but give me a break. You need some editorial non-bias here.
Obviously Bumblebee – the Chevy Camaro and star of the film – should be the one listed here.
The Dark Knight Rises – Lamborghini/Tank Hybrid
Although Lamborghini actually has nothing to do with Batman’s Tumbler (aka Batmobile,) it’s often attributed to the likeness of a Lambo due to its looks.
Despite this, it’s a badass “car” or whatever it is. I’d give my left nut to drive one of these around.
Powered by a 400 hp 5.7-liter V8 from Chevy, the Tumbler is not only fast, but is (in real life,) able to jump 70 ft or so unscathed and keep on going.
Now, let’s take a look at the infographic and details on these cars.
Make sure to leave a comment below and let us know about any other legendary movie cars that should be on this list.