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5 Most Iconic Cars From Film & TV

Cars play a huge part in film and TV and while many come and go, there will always be a few that will stick in our minds. Take a look at our list of the five most iconic cars from film and TV – can you guess which ones will be on it?

Original Batmobile

No. 1: The Batmobile

It had to be number one – the Batmobile. The most iconic car from the world of film made its first appearance in a Batman comic in 1939 and has since evolved into the sleek street machine we know today. But did you know it was originally red?!

Over the years the Batmobile’s colour got darker and darker until it got so dark it was eventually black.

Where is it now?

If you want to own the original Batmobile from the 1960s TV series, it’s going to cost you. It was recently sold at auction to a lifelong Batman fan in Phoenix, Arizona for $4.2m (£2.6m).

No. 2: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

As a vintage car that can also take to the skies, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is certainly unique. Famous in the book, on stage and on the big screen, this car has become an icon of millions of childhoods.

But did you know six cars were actually built for the film?

Where is it now?

While Michael Jackson once almost bought Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for his Neverland ranch, it now belongs to the UK’s very own Chris Evans, who bought it for a whopping £500,000.

No. 3: Ghostbusters Ecto-1a

The Ecto-1a is the updated version of the Ecto-1 and was the Ghostbusters’ go-to vehicle in Ghostbusters II. A modified 1959 Cadillac, this new and improved version had even more accessories and technical equipment than before.

Where is it now?

Unlike most famous cars from films, the Ecto-1a car from Ghostbusters has been rather neglected in its old age. Now sitting sad and forgotten on an abandoned prop lot at Sony Studios in California, worldwide Ghostbusters fans are calling out for it to be restored to its former glory.

No. 4: The DeLorean, Back to the Future

The DeLorean DMC-12 was the only vehicle produced by the DeLorean Motor Company before going into liquidation and became the chosen car for the time machine in Back to the Future. Once the film’s Dr Emmett Brown had added his famous flux capacitor, it travelled through 150 years of history, undoing the negative effects of travelling through time. We can’t help wondering how much they paid for their insurance though!

Where is it now?

If you want to see the Back to the Future car with your own eyes, you’re in luck! After spending a year being restored, it’s now on permanent display at Universal Studios, Hollywood – all you need to do is book a flight to LA!

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No. 5: Greased Lightening

One of the most famous cars in cinematic history – even with a song named after it… Why it’s Greased Lightning!

Undergoing a rapid transformation while Danny and the T-birds performed ‘Greased Lightning’, Danny used the car to race to victory and win Sandy’s heart.

Where is it now?The post-transformation Grease Lightening is now on display at the Volo Auto Museum near Chicago, Illinois. After being recently restored, this certainly ain’t no hunk of junk!

Did you guess them right? And do you think these five cars really are the most iconic cars from film and TV? If you can think of any other worthy winners, let us know!

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