There are a few cars out there that any of us would love to own. No, we aren’t talking about your standard luxury brand fare like Porsches or Lamborghinis. Instead we are going to discuss a few of the greatest cars to ever grace the silver screen and television, and that any of us certainly wouldn’t mind having to park in the garage at night. Here are the top five famous cars we would all love to take for a spin.
Number Five: The General Lee
The General Lee is the car driven by Bo and Luke Duke from Dukes of Hazzard. The 1969 Dodge Charger was painted bright orange and had the iconic Confederate Flag painted on the roof. The General Lee was the ultimate stunt car with its welded doors and roll cage.
Number Four: The Aston Martin DB5
Otherwise known as the Bond Car, (or at least the most recognizable of James Bond’s vehicles) the Aston Martin DB5 was the stylish ride of the suave, mysterious crime fighter, James Bond. Featured in the movies Goldfinger, Thunderball, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, and Casino Royale, the DB5 won its place of fame when Aston Martin offered it to the movie franchise for free. This was quite the marketing offering, as the original Bentley version of Bond’s car came with a hefty price tag.
Number 3: K.I.T.T.
From the 1982 TV show Knight Rider comes K.I.T.T., a sleek black Pontiac Trans-Am. K.I.T.T. Is an acronym that stands for Knight Industries Two Thousand. Outfitted with a scanner so the car could see, turbo boost, and bullet-proof body, K.I.T.T. was much more than a car. K.I.T.T. could also talk to her driver. (Wouldn’t that be so much better than confusing G.P.S. directions?) David Hasselhoff famously played Michael Knight, K.I.T.T.’s owner and driver.
Number 2: The DeLorean
Why travel up and down the highway when you can travel in time? The DeLorean was the time traveling car from the Back to the Future series. The design was based on the DeLorian DMC-12 from Northern Ireland. Even though the company produced only 9,000 of the cars before declaring bankruptcy, the DeLorian DMC-12 became one of the most recognizable cars in history, and perhaps the future.
Number One: The Batmobile
Specifically, the Batmobile from Tim Burton’s Batman, produced in 1989. The original design for the car was by Anton Furst and was built from two different Chevrolet Impala chassis. The engine was a powerful Chevy V8, and was fully equipped with weapons and armor. Long, black, shiny, and elegant Gothic fins and a turbine made the Batmobile into a glamorous racing-style justice machine.
Owning one of the original movie cars might be impossible, but you could always build your own dream car. The most notable thing about any of these cars is the amazing paint job. To get started on your own dream car project, check out sites like TheCoatingStore for a good selection of paints and finishes. Feel free to let us know any cars you think should be on the list in the comments!