A recent article on nbcnews.com asked readers to vote on their their favorite car from a movie or television show.
Here’s a link to the article.
As you can see, the options are:
- The Trans-Am from Smokey and the Bandit
- The Gran Torino from Starsky and Hutch
- Herbie the Love Bug
- The Batmobile
- The General Lee from Dukes of Hazzard
- The gold Firebird from The Rockford Files
I feel that, given those options, I’d have to choose the Batmobile. It’s probably the most enduring vehicle of those offered. I do have a special place in my heart for the General Lee, as I really did enjoy Dukes of Hazzard!
I feel, however, that they missed some really obvious choices!
I’d have added the following:
- The Delorean from Back To The Future
- K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider
- The Van from The A-Team
- The Bluesmobile from Blues Brothers
- Bond’s Astin Martin
The list could go on! Ghostbusters, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and more! I think it would be very interesting to see the vote broken down by age. While I’d certainly vote for KITT or the Delorean, they’re certainly generational! It’s important to keep that in mind when collecting. Sometimes, a collection can age itself out of value. When a film or show transcends generations, and becomes iconic, you can see extreme prices in auctions.
(Random piece of information. When I was young, I was a huge fan of Knight Rider! I LOVED that show, and KITT was the coolest thing ever. My parents took my to Universal Studios and they had a KITT on display. Even better, you could sit inside it. Well, I sat down, and I heard that voice say “Hello Douglas, how are you doing today?” and I just froze! That was, at the time, the coolest thing that had ever happened to me. Even today, when I remember it, it makes me smile. I don’t have a picture of me in the car, but here’s a photo of how the car looked on display in the mid 80s!)
What cars am I missing? What’s your vote for best car from a tv show or movie?
By the way, the Batmobile was winning the NBC News poll, and rightly so, given the options!
I like your choices much better Doug.
Definitely the Delorean or the Bond, Astin Martin for me.
The choices I added certainly seemed obvious, right? Thanks, Jim!
No Mustang from Bullitt? Really? Not even an honorable mention?
Tom, I think a lot of that is generational! I couldn’t even visualize that car.
No special effects, just one awesome car chase http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4mLNnxZM38