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The Most Iconic Cars in Cinema History



Cars have a very important role in action and racing films. That’s why we wanted to propose a top of famous cars of the cinema: from James Bond to Back to the Future, through Mad Max, we all remember these mythical cars.

The De Lorean DMC-12 from “Back to the Future”

This car, produced for 3 years, from 1981 to 1983, could have gone unnoticed. In fact, it was a mixed success. The first impressions of this model were rather negative: expensive, unreliable and not powerful enough. In total, 9000 models were produced. In the end, the expected success did not materialise and sales did not take off. The DeLorean DMC-12 was finally popularised in the cinema with the release of the film “Back to the Future” in 1985 where it was used by Dr Emmett Brown as a time machine. 

James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5

The Aston Martin DB5 is a British Aston Martin car, produced from 1963 to 1965 and built by the Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring. It was first seen in the 1964 film “Goldfinger” and quickly became the “James Bond car”, one of the most memorable of the British saga. The car becomes a feature of the character and can be found in 6 other films, including the mythical Casino Royale. Visit Casumo Casino to relive the unique atmosphere of this film.

The Ford Falcon XB GT from “Mad Max”

Everyone remembers this road car: the Ford Falcon XB GT called “interceptor” in the 1979 film Mad Max. This is the car used by the hero Max Rockatansky, where two models are presented:

-The Ford Falcon XB Coupe, V8 351 – black interceptor

 The 1974 Australian Ford Falcon XB Sedan, V8 351 – yellow interceptor.

The lead actor, Mel Gibson, flipped a switch to turn on the supercharger. His role was to track down criminals with a 400 horsepower V8 capable of 280 km/h. To store as much fuel as possible, he had two fuel tanks of 90 litres each in addition to the original tank.

The Ford Gran Torino from “Starsky and Hutch”

The Ford Torino is a mythical movie car produced by Ford for the North American market between 1968 and 1976. In 1975, the Gran Torino was brought to the forefront with the hit TV series Starsky and Hutch. Today, it is an essential model of the 1970s, and has even become a cult classic thanks to its unique paint scheme: a white stripe on a red body.

The 1959 Cadillac from “Ghostbusters”

In December 1984, the public discovered the mythical ambulance from the film Ghostbusters, presented under the name Ecto-1. It is a 1959 Cadillac, built by an Ohio coachbuilder Miller-Meteor, who was inspired by the hearse version (the Classic Landau) and the Futura Limousine-ambulance to build this unique model. The platform and chassis of the ambulance were used as well as elements of the limousine version: rear doors and windows. More than a simple vehicle, the Ecto-1 is a real rolling laboratory, 6.5 metres long, with no-ghost signs. The model is recognisable by its red wings, spaceship-like sides, rocket-shaped tail lights and rounded roof with various experimental features. Only a few production cars were produced and two were converted for the film.

The Austin Mini Cooper from “The Italian Job”

Designed by Alexander Issigonis and John Cooper, production of the Mini was launched in 1959. The success of the Mini is largely due to the great performance of the model in rallies, and more precisely during the Monte Carlo Rally in the 1960s. This mythical car was the star of the famous movie “The Italian Job” released in 2003. This heist film tells the story of a daring robbery plan carried out in the middle of Venice by a team of thieves. The Austin Mini Cooper is showcased in extraordinary car chases in Italy and the USA.

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