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The 50 Most Famous Cars Of All Time

Posted in Movie Cars, Popular Cars by Suzanne Denbow | August 5th, 2008 | 165 Responses |

Whether they were notable for their superior performance, or for the superior performers who drove them, RideLust’s list of the 50 Most Famous Cars pays homage to all the truly iconic automobiles of our time [and a few that slipped in under “editorial bias”…] So without further ado, and in no particular order:

1. 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 fastback

Where It’s From: Gone in 60 Seconds [2000] film

Claim to Fame:Stuck behind a traffic jam and desperate to outrun the rapidly advancing 5-0, Memphis [Nicolas Cage] throws “Eleanor” and her 428 cubic-inch, 360-hp engine in drive and using a lowered towtruck flat bed as a ramp, launches her 30 feet up in the air. Completely airborne, Memphis flies Eleanor over 15 feet of damaged cars and rescue workers – landing intact on the other side, cocked, locked, and ready to rock

2. 1981 DeLorean DMC 12

Where It’s From: Back To The Future [1985] film

Claim to Fame:Off-screen an extremely ill-fated Irish sports car, in Back To The Future, the DeLorean DMC 12 was capable of breaking the laws of quantum physics. Modified with a flux capacitor and a strategically placed nuclear generator, when traveling at precisely 88 mph, the DMC 12 was capable of time-travel.

3. 1963 Volkswagen Beetle

Where It’s From: The Herbie series [1969, 1974, 1977, 1980, 2005] film

Claim to Fame: Born in Germany in 1963, Herbie is/was a white Volkswagen Classic Beetle famously distinguished by two red and blue racing stripes and the number 53 painted on the hood, doors, and trunk. Capable of driving itself as well as feeling human emotions, Herbie was a zippy little Beetle with a Porsche 356 engine who gave the big boys a run for their money.

4. 1969 Dodge Charger

Where It’s From:The Dukes Of Hazzard [1979-1985] television series

Claim to Fame: With a confederate flag painted on the roof and doors that were welded shut, the General Lee was the Duke boys’ modified Charger R/T who saw as much air time as United. To keep the Charger from going ass-over-teakettle during flight, the Charger’s trunk was routinely packed with about 1,000 pounds of sandbags and concrete [we’ll spare you the “junk in the trunk” jokes].

5. 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

Where It’s From: Knight Rider [1982-1986] television series

Claim to Fame:Hyper-intelligent crime fighting-mobile, the modified Trans Am known as KITT [voiced by William Daniels] always sounded mildly pissed with his human counter-part, Michael Knight [David Hassellhoff]. In addition to the ability to see, hear, and smell, KITT also came equipped with a frequently-referenced “Alpha Circuit” – a feature that was never completely explained but apparently controlled KITT’s artificial intelligence.

6. 1962 Volvo P1800

Where It’s From: The Saint [1962-1969] television series

Claim to Fame: Famous British lone wolf espionage agent Simon Templar’s [Roger Moore] 4-cylinder Swedish ride – the “Swedish” part really kind of ticking the British motor industry off [apparently, Jaguar was initially approached to provide a car for the series, but declined because they saw little hope in “The Saint” ever really taking off…good one, guys.]

7. 1955 Chevrolet 6700-series bus

Where It’s From: The Partridge Family [1970 – 1974] television series

Claim to Fame: The giant, psychedelic-hued tour bus used by the close-knit family of exceptionally talented musicians. This iconic bus represents the good old days when an 8-person family could share unnaturally close quarters for abnormally long periods of time and not have the Division of Family Services called on them.

8. 1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4

Where It’s From: Miami Vice [1984 – 1989] television series

Claim to Fame:The first Ferrari model used during the series, the Ferrari 365 GTS/4 was actually a McBurnie-built Ferrari replica sitting on a Corvette chassis. Once the show [and the cars] gained popularity, the 365 GTS/4 was replaced by the Ferrai Testarossas – donated by Enzo Ferrari himself.

9. 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

Where It’s From: Dazed and Confused [1993] film

Claim to Fame:David Wooderson’s [Matthew McConaughey] jailbait-magnet of a muscle car. In Wooderson’s own immortal words, “Let me tell you what Melba Toast is packin’ right here, all right. We got 4:11 Positrac outback, 750 double pumper, Edelbrock intake, bored over 30, 11 to 1 pop-up pistons, turbo-jet 390 horsepower. We’re talkin’ some f[*]in’ muscle.”

10. 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Ambulance

Where It’s From:Ghostbusters [1984] film

Claim to Fame:Nicknamed “Ecto-1”, the white endloading modified ambulance/hearse [an efficient albeit morbid combination] ferried around the four ghost-exterminators, Egon [Harold Ramis], Ray [Dan Aykroyd], Peter [Bill Murray], and Winston [Ernie Hudson] who were apparently either saving New York from paranormal warfare, or battling a pretty epic war on hallucinogens.

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  1. charles says:

    huh. no aston martin db5 from goldfinger. hell every Bond car is forever more famous than most of the cars in this list.
    I can’t fathom what criteria was used to decide inclusion or rank

  2. Suzanne Denbow says:

    Well one general rule of thumb we tried to follow [and only broke once or twice] was only one car per film.

    Inclusion was based on general popularity [ie: How many replica cars are there? If you mentioned the car while sitting at a bar, how many patrons would smile nostalgically and reminisce about its finer attributes?].

    The cars are ranked in no particular order.

  3. ED says:

    Hmmm no Coyote from Hardcastle & McCormick or the Capris Bodie & Doyle drove in The Professionals

  4. Reed S. says:

    #37 is an Aston Martin DB5, not a DBS. I know because I used to own one. A great car!

  5. Jim McDosh says:

    OMG, Risky Business. What red blooded young man wasnt inlove with Rebecca Dey Morney from that movie. Hey now!! Excellent article dude. Lots of memories.


  6. Tim says:

    WHAT!! We’re missing one! How can we forget the pickup from ‘The Fall Guy?’ More famous than the POS that walker texas mannikin used.

    Oh, I agree with the Coyote from H and C too :P

  7. meh says:

    what a joke. how can you not have the bmw e34 m5 or audi s8 from ronin.

  8. justvisiting says:

    Personal opinions: Mustang from Bullitt way too low on the list. And the elusive white T-Bird was the iconic image from American Graffiti.

  9. Randy says:

    What about the Wrath?

  10. Matt W. says:

    Are you kidding me? Where’s the Munster-mobile? Who wouldn’t want to cruise around in that sweet ride?!

  11. Casey says:

    Great list, one glaring omission: Porsche 550 Spyder (the car James Dean when he died).

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  13. Spore says:

    No Audi R8 from Ironman?

  14. jason says:

    no chitty chitty bang bang ??

  15. Caracatacus Potts says:

    What the… No Chitty Chitty Bang Bang? It’s a horrid film , but the car is iconic and it’s from IAN FLEMING for fook sake.

  16. louiemac says:

    mini coopers from the italian job.

  17. fazle says:

    What? No Keaton-era Batmobile?

  18. Paul L Williams says:

    Ah youth! To omit Jack Benny’s 1923 Maxwell and the Beverly Hillbillies 1923 Oldsmobile flatbed truck is a horrible oversight. And let’s not forget the WWII Willys jeep seen in hundreds of movies and shows driven everyone from John Wayne to Tim Conway.

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  20. RC says:

    Okay, I saw the author’s comment above about the one car per film guideline, but if you’re going to have the Deuce from American Graffiti, you have to include the ’55 Chevy that Bob Falfa (Harrison Ford) drove in that movie. That same ’55 was also in “Two Lane Blacktop” (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067893/trivia). I think that ought to make it doubly famous!

  21. sticknick says:

    Hey, I got a great idea! Let’s read this list of cool cars and the complain about the cool cars that aren’t on it!

  22. Andy says:

    Number one…utterly insane choice.

    The car from ‘Gone in 60 Seconds’ on the top, above…well, every single other car on this list? So, one of the MANY cars from a really bad movie, that lots of people haven’t (mercifully) seen over all of these frankly iconic and beloved vehicles? Some of them being the centerpiece to the TV show or movie.

    Like the idea for the list, and sure there are some missing, but that ranking is completely nuts.

  23. JoeK says:

    Hard to please eveyone,but quite well done.Ranking impossible as we all have different tastes/memories,Perhaps part 2 and/or 3 as memories are jogged…
    *Munstermobile &Granpas Coffin-coupe
    Orig MadMax V8 Interceptor
    Route 66 Corvette
    Bandit’s Firebird
    *Orig Batmobile
    Horror vehicles,like”Christine*,*Wraith”,Semi from “Duel” etc.
    and maybe even Columbos Hillman?

  24. CrypticJ says:

    What the heck, ragging on Plymouth in Christine?

    Oh, and where the hell is Nash Bridge’s 71 ‘Cuda ‘vert?!

  25. MemphisDog says:

    If you are going to include campy ridiculous movie cars, where is Chitty Chitty Bang Bang?

  26. Tim says:

    The order of this list, and some of the inclusions are absolutely terrible! Also, what about the Jaguar/hearse from Harold and Maude?!

  27. Phil says:

    How bout the ’71 Hemi Cuda from the Phantasm movies?

  28. Big Dog Bill says:

    No Wienermobile?

  29. Da Pig says:

    What about Lt. Columbo’s Peugeot 403?

  30. SimonTemplar says:

    Thankyou for including the Best Caer Ever Made:
    Volvo 1800!

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  32. Bubba says:

    Welll….it is a great list if you are only concerned about American audiences. That being said, the Number one choice is undoubtedly wrong, as are a few others in the top ten. The Batmobile is by far the most recognized and famous and should be at the top, in any of it’s incarnations. Two is the Delorean and three should be the Mustang from Steve McQueen’s movie “Bullitt”. Four is Ghostbusters vehicle, five The Dukes of Hazzard, six Knight Rider, seven is James Bond’s Aston Martin, eight is the Oscar Mayer Hot Dog car, nine the Popemobile, and ten the Moon Rover. Special mention goes to number eleven Bigfoot.

    • Big Daddy says:

      An “okay” list at best. Since you decided to include less famous Bond cars, you really dropped the ball. No DB5? I would have included the white Lotus Esprit over the included cars.

      And it would be Bigfoot or Grave Digger over the Beverly Hillbillies monster truck any day.

      I also agree with criticizing the omission of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

      Using a set of criteria that includes “how many clones have been made” is a joke. How the hell are you going to clone the Munster Mobile? Compare that with a simple paint job on any Torino to clone Zebra 3.


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    Hello Test,test!! Is this thing on??? What about that cool Gran Torino Sport from Starsky&Hutch??

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  39. carl thomas says:

    dale earnhart goodrench #3

  40. Ricky says:

    Hyper-intelligent crime fighting-mobile, the modified Trans Am known as KITT [voiced by William Daniels] always sounded mildly pissed with his human counter-part, Michael Knight [David Hassellhoff]. In addition to the ability to see, hear, and smell, KITT also came equipped with a frequently-referenced “Alpha Circuit” – a feature that was never completely explained but apparently controlled KITT’s artificial intelligence.

  41. glo says:

    what about the monte carlo in training day, that car was fly

  42. Jason says:

    Wheres The Toyota Tundra!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. Jason says:

    Read the message on top!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  45. Mark says:

    What about the original Batmobile?

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  47. KentT says:

    Great list! Some sweet cars I had totally forgotten about. Here’s another funny list to check out for all your Star Wars fans:


  48. nathan wooden says:

    i thought it was cool but you need newer cars.

  49. tim says:

    what about the 1978 smokey and the bandit transam

  50. Rick McKean says:

    Just found Burt Lancaster’s 58 Cadillac in TX. The story goes, his wife or girl friend was driving east from LA and it quit on her in Lubbock, TX. She sold the car and it ended up as part of a set at a restaurant. The last registered in 1980 and only has two registered owners since Burt Lancaster owned it. Both are listed on the TX title. The owner now claims you can go to a site on the net and type in the vin number for verification that the vehicle was owned by the celebrity. I committed to picking the car up next week. Taking offers.

  51. Hellcat says:

    Hey pal,

    I think that are missing cars like Colt Seavers’s GMC Truck (the Fall Guy TV Series) ,The Chevrolet Montecarlo on Training Day Movie, and the Tony Montana’s Cadillac on Scarface Movie

    I hope you include in this list

  52. lollo says:

    no, its a good top ten.
    and the shelby gt 500E is a very good car!!

  53. the ross says:

    i ve never even heard of half of these yankee gas guzzlers…
    where stuff like the original mini, jaguar e-type or porsche 911 ?

  54. Jeffsters says:

    Funny a lot of these cars ended up at the Volo Auto Museum in Volo, IL just outside of Chicago. In fact one night I went to a bar and was parked next to the Shelby GT350 from F&F! The owners son had taken it out for the night. Must be nice!


    It’s cool to see them up close if you’re ever in the area!

  55. jesse gonzalez says:

    How about the pimp mobile from the move Superfly

  56. Szalonna says:

    And where is Columbo’s car? He?!

  57. Seatown206 says:

    What about the junk Truck from Sandford and Son…?

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  61. #2 all the friggin way !!! :-)

  62. logan says:

    i like cars as much as the next car mental person but i have to saywhere is the 1989 michael keaton batmobile and the 1966 lincon futura batmobile featuring adam west.also ecto from ghost busters would at least deserve 6th spot what about christine movie/book a 1957 plymouth fury .nice.how about a shelby cobra that car earns the right to be in the top three cars of all time along with the gt40 both cars are awsome.look at the shelby gt 500 at the top then the cobra then the gt40 everything elso can move down the list.then theres the shelby/mustang gt350 that car still kicks ass and all touched by carroll shelby.so movies and tv are all good but you also got to appreciate the vechicle and what it really can do opposed to it being glorified by television as something it actually is not.

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  64. Darkeyez says:

    in my opinion some shouldve been there and some not, probably due to generation gaps….nice choice on #1 though :-)

    Smokey & The Bandit’s Trans Am
    James Bond’s Aston Martin
    Miami Vice’s Testerossa (I always remember that one more)
    Steve McQueens Pony from Bullit
    Boss Hog’s bigass white Caddy
    John F Kennedy’s deathmobile Lincoln

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  67. roel says:

    what about the grand torino on starsky and hutch

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  69. Ricardo says:

    Exelente página, me emociona ver los coches que tanta satisfacción entregaron en diferentes programas televisivos.

    Grande General Lee.


  70. Stephen says:


  71. naveen says:

    1981 DeLorean DMC 12 simply rocks

  72. Slart says:

    Okay where’s the ORIGINAL MINI’s from the ORIGINAL Italian Job not the soppy American remake the 1960’s mini much more of an iconic car than the BMW wannabe…

  73. mobitronia says:

    This post sure brings back memories. From the movies where they appeared and they became popular. I clearly remember the volks beetle from before.

  74. Dave says:

    Further up the list, the Dodge Challenger shows: “TorqueFlite trans, pistol-grip Hurst shifter, and a Dana 60 axle.”
    The Torque-Flite was the auto trans. The Hurst shifter was for the manual. In the movie, Kowalski used the manual, so the TorqueFlite is incorrect.

  75. Todd says:

    I would like to know how you got Smokey and the Bandit’s Trans-Am so far down the list and got the Partrage Family bus in the Top Ten You stink as a Automobile Judge and may I ask ? Where is the Corvette from Corvette Summer ? You must have been isolated as a Child.

  76. DM says:

    OK, Here’s one for you car nuts out there . What about Corvette Summer. 1978, ring a bell ? Mark Hamlin, and Annie Potts. That vette is sweeeeet, a little chopped up but for the times definately a classic.Who hasn’t dreamed about building a car of there dreams and blasting across the country.

  77. Randy says:

    How about the Lamborghini countach in cannonball run? The countach was the most photographed car ever produced!

  78. mike b says:

    the car from escape from new york, with the chandeliers for head lights should be somewhere on the list. maybe the list should be longer and in no particular order.

  79. Robert says:

    Love seeing the DeLorean and vw bug at the top of the list. Also glad to see the 1977 Trans Am ‘Bandit’ on the list. But where is Bond’s Lotus Esprit that turns into a sub?

  80. Mark says:

    Damn, that’s the coolest car ever!

  81. Nate Truman says:

    Great list! if you know where any of these cars are, real or replica, please notify us at starcarcentral.com for a big star car get together in 2011! The partridge bus was rusting away in Aguora when I was a kid, and we would love to have a replica of one for children’s charity events!

  82. jessica15 says:

    these cars are way wicked dude but add some new ones

  83. Sydney Myers says:

    The only thing cooler than cruising around in Dan Tanna’s 1956 hot red, 2-door, 2-seater T-Bird, would be cruising in this famous t.v. car with the man himself – Dan Tanna!!!

  84. bud says:

    hey these cars are freaking awsome

  85. bud says:

    they are like the coolest

  86. smartiepants says:

    these cars are sooooooooooooooooooooooooo lame just cause they are old doesnt mean that they are the greatest i think that the new cars are cooler personaly but all u evil desrininating guys out there woul call me stupid just cause i a girl yay well what ever my opinion in my poinion so hah

  87. aayushbhotika says:

    its cool i love all the cars

  88. MustangGirl (: says:

    Ha, you notice which one is first :) I love me some Ford =P Honestly i believe the best and most reliable company.

  89. cars rule says:

    i love ford so trustful. the company rocks

  90. Matt says:

    Well, I feel dumb. I posted on page 5 that the list needed the Ecto-1, and boom, it’s already here lol any way, if no one has seen it, I thought the old 1957 caddy from Black Cadillac should have made the list. For those who haven’t seen it, watch it and try to tell me that that car doesn’t sound awsome.

  91. Doug says:

    I have a replica Kitt, Knight Rider car, and every time I drive it somewhere, people always come up to the car and take a close look at it. Even at the gas station, they come up to me and ask if the front red light works. I have pulled into car shows with people yelling YEAH KNIGHT RIDER!!! At any rate, I think we shoud have a new CannonBall Run movie, with all the old Star Cars in it, to duke it out for the number one spot. Call me crazy, but how cool would it be to see all the cars together in one spot in a race!

  92. DANJONAS says:

    In the movie ” CHRISTINE ” you said that car was not a 1959
    PLYMOUTH FURY but a 1958 PLYMOUTH BELVERDERE modified to
    look like a 1959 PLYMOUTH FURY according to the producers of the
    movie ” CHRISTINE ” they claimed they were using actual 1959
    PLYMOUTH FURY ‘S .I ‘ ve a question for you how can you not
    consider the original ” BATMOBILE ” as the most famous t .v . car of
    all time ? . Now when it comes to movies it ‘s really hard to pick which is the best ( 1 ) of all time . . There ‘ re ( 4 ) movies that I really like that have great cars the ( 1rst ) movie is ” ANIMAL HOUSE ” , the
    ( 2nd ) movie is ” GHOSTBUSTERS ” , the ( 3rd ) movie is
    ” DEATH RACE ” & the ( 4th ) movie is ” DEATH RACE 2000 ” plus a
    couple of other movies to mention .There ‘re a couple of other cars to
    mention that should be in this list !!! , the problem I have is I don ‘t
    remember their names !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! .

  93. shayan says:

    I like doodgecharger&chevroletimpala forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  94. me says:


  95. rcxxrxrxc says:

    update the list and make it the 100 most famous cars of alltime so you can add more cars.

  96. Wozza says:

    Mad Max’s black Interceptor

  97. Mike Wilkes says:

    Hi Folks. what happened to Fab 1 in the list. Anyone want any of the vehicles building then thats what we do. just doing an exercise on the tumbler from batman. not cheap but what a vehicle. We do any car build you want all the way through the research through to sva for road use. mike @vhc engineering.com

  98. Dale says:

    How can anyone forget that white ’56 porthole T-bird from American Grafitti with hot Suzanne Somers behind the wheel and Sly Stallone’s ’49 Merc lead sled from Cobra?

  99. Tim Czuprynski says:

    What about the original eleanor from the original movie by HB hilliki

  100. winkosmosis says:

    I can’t believe the iconic Ferrari 308 GTS from Magnum PI isn’t on the list…

    Why is a car from the B movie “Gone in 60 seconds” included?

  101. henry_ford says:

    i gotta say the eleanor mustang didnt deserve the #1 spot. and how the hell do they have the minis from the shitty italian job remake and not the real minis from the original movie?

  102. spindoctor says:

    Doesn”t anyone remember Ed Burns, as “KOOKIE” and his 23 t-bucket built by Norm Gabrowski? 77 Sunset strip…great memories!

  103. gaspard de Moustier says:

    Hey, what about the Bullit Mustang. Thats my Favorite car, and will always be. They should put it in 1 instead of Eleanor.

  104. davi says:

    ola a todos sou brasileiro mais concerteza os carros americanos sao os melhores boa tarde

  105. srivatsav says:

    The cars are so nice to see. I want to ride that cars.

  106. Hoardak says:

    Well, no one mentioned the A-team GMC van. Here’s an obscure one,,,,the car from Disney’s 1983 rip-off of James Bond…. CONDORMAN!!!!! The Condormobile. It’s a kit-car like the Coyote X & “The Wraith” Dodge turbo interceptor, which was a pace-car in 1982…… MAD MAX. “the last of the V-8’s” Black Interceptor is a 1973, Australian made, right-hand drive, Ford Falcon XB GT.

  107. Nick Stumpf says:

    Where’s the Bullit Car?!?!

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  109. tennbak says:

    What about the Mustang in the movie Bullet?

  110. joe blogs says:

    Yes take your car to mike wilkes at vhc engineering they do a great job of holding your car for about 2 years before even touching it and then they will spend all the money which you gave them in advance to start the job on paying the rent so they dont have the rest of the equipment taken off them by the baliffs. Beside that i dont think there are any mechanics left there because they dont pay their wages.

  111. Dennis says:

    Doe’s anyone know if the XKE Hearse in Harold and Maude actually did get distroyed going off the cliff ?

  112. Paola says:

    What about Tom Selek Ferrari on Tv serie Magnum p.i.?

  113. BF says:

    You can’t forget Maxwell Smart’s Sunbeam Tiger!

  114. Sherv says:

    And what about the Jake Ryan’s brand-new red 1984 Porsche 944 in Sixteen Candles?

  115. Markus says:

    CHIP motocycles

  116. garret says:

    pacers rock!!

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  118. john says:

    what about the mystery machine from scooby doo

  119. Ed says:

    I have seen various comments throughout the years about cars but everybody forgets about the Studebaker. I purchased a 1964 Studebaker PURSUIT MARSHAL new. They were a special high speed police car with the Avanti motor and running gear. Mine was a 3 speed on the column and from 2 to 3 at 80 mph it would lay rubber. When I bought it from Sellersburg Motors, Sellersburg, In. they guaranteed it to 152 mph. I know it was fast because in my young days I outran a sheriff in a ford 427 and a police chevy 409. If they didn’t catch you back then there was no ticket.

  120. bannu says:

    thank u

  121. derek says:

    HELL NAW!!!! GENERAL LEE IS #1 and Miami Vice should have been the white ferrari testarossa!!!!

  122. dipesh chauhan says:


  123. dilip says:


  124. I am very impressed ….. your info about these cars look back on my childhood …

  125. oes94 says:

    Almost nobody has ever heard about that delorean thing.
    The title says:top 50 most famous cars of all time.

    Then where is the Porsche 911 and the McLaren F1

    Obiviously though the title is wrong. Its the list of top 50 most famous cars of all time from films.

  126. oes94 says:

    And what about Aston Martin (bonds car) and the mercedes SL300 Gullwing

  127. terei says:


  128. Craig says:

    What about Smokey and the Bandit ya numb nuts!

  129. Sven-Olof Lerdén says:

    historical and famous cars – I am looking for information
    about a car branded DUISBURG – buildt an marketed in Europe
    during 20-30th. Greatful for any information. s-o.lerden

  130. william says:

    its an amazing website very detailed

  131. sidharth says:


  132. Keven says:

    How about the Lincoln Continental 4 door convertible that was used in the T.V. series Green Acres and or the Mercury Monterey that used in the T.V. series Hawaii Five-0?

  133. Bob says:

    In the 1934 movie “Massacre” there
    is a beautiful boattail speedster
    featured. Does anyone know the
    make? It’s a big car, like a Buick
    or a Chrysler. The camera does
    not stay on it long enough for me
    to identify it. One view shows
    a V-shaped front bumper sort of
    like an Auburn, but the radiator
    grille doesn’t look like an Auburn.

  134. David says:

    Thanks for the great look back at some of the cars that made history–in the movies and TV that is. I like the Ferrari but the 1959 Cadillac Ambulance would be more practicle for around town.

  135. parshotam says:

    all cars is very nice and shape of all cars is altimate so i like so much

  136. kasulasunny says:

    Ferrari car is nice and my favorite car is swift VDI

  137. andrea says:

    I think Magnum PI Ferrari is more famous than Miami Mice.
    The Monsters Mobile, Chitty-chitty-bang-bang, Maxwell Smart; Karmann Ghia AND Sunbeam Tiger, and of course Aston DB5…

    poor list…

  138. shady says:

    what about triple xxx or green hornet or fast and ferious 4 and 5

  139. Atul Goyal says:

    Want adventure but still are missing

    where is i know and..

  140. Vicki says:

    67 Shelby mustang is awesome I would give anything to own it

  141. charles yount says:

    please a picture ,1958 plymouth coupe

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  143. jake says:

    genral lee should be first

  144. lance says:

    If you like Eleanor!

    you have to see the Gone in 60 seconds Eleanor Mustang Sleigh!

  145. Chris says:


  146. jeffrey huertas says:

    Bro I mean cars like the toyota ae86 iconic cars that’s street racers use not these pieces of crap

  147. ben007brink says:

    WTF!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!
    where is the asto martin db5 it is the most famous car ever research next time :)

  148. Ziero says:

    I honestly think that the Ecto-1 was too low on the list. I mean, its lower on the list than the Partridge Family bus? Come on, srsly?

  149. Mason says:

    We’re is the 1964 Astin Martin