The Most Iconic and Memorable Movie Cars to Ever Hit the Silver Screen

While the actors and special effects certainly make or break most movies, sometimes, it's the vehicles involved that make the most impact. 

These iconic cars, trucks, and... well... other rides, truly made these epic films great. From the ECTO-1 to the Mystery Machine, the Batmobile to the Transformer's Bumblebee, these movie cars changed the game and left a lasting impression. 

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang The Magical Car

For this film, six cars were created, one of which was fully functional. In 1967, it was designed by the film’s production designer Ken Adam and built by the Ford Racing Team or Alan Mann Racing—semantics—and fitted with a Ford 3000 V-6 engine and an automatic transmission. Considered to the one of the most expensive movie props sold at auction, the GEN 11 fetched $805,000 in 2011, sold alongside the Wicked Witch’s crystal ball from The Wizard of Oz, James Dean’s tweed jacket from Rebel Without a Cause, and John Lennon’s original handwritten lyrics for “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.”


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