Hollywood’s 10 Most Iconic Rides

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1979 Lamborghini Countach LP400 S

British auto evaluators HPI’s selection of Oscar nominees include the Mini from The Italian Job, and 007’s Aston DB5.

With the Oscars having just caused a buzz in Hollywood last weekend, automotive brand HPI has revealed its list of the most iconic cars to star on the silver screen.

Following a poll amongst its team of auto specialists, HPI has released its top 10 most iconic movie cars:

  • 1966 Alfa Romeo 1600 Spider Duetto – as seen in The Graduate
  • 1970 Dodge Charger – Vin Diesel’s car in The Fast & the Furious
  • 1968 Ford Mustang GT 390 Fastback – as seen in Bullitt
  • 1980 Lamborghini Countach LP 4005 – as seen in Cannonball Run
  • 1977/2009 Chevrolet Camaro – Bumblebee from Transformers
  • 1968 Austin Mk I Mini Cooper S – as seen in The Italian Job
  • 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • 1963 Model 117 VW Type 1 Beetle – as seen in Walt Disney’s Herbie movies
  • 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 – as seen in the Back to the Future trilogy
  • 1963 Aston Martin DB5 – as seen in various James Bond movies

As a collection, the cars would have been worth a total of £30,362.00 based on RRP in their year of manufacture with the Ferrari from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off valued at £6,326.00 in 1961. The most iconic car on the list, James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 was worth £4,175.00 in 1963, and featured in Goldfinger and Thunderball in 1964 and 1965 respectively as well as later Bond’s Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, Casino Royale, Skyfall and Spectre.

Fernando Garcia, consumer director at hpi said: “We thought it would be fun to come up with a definitive list of the most iconic cars to feature in the movies from the past fifty years. Some of the cars featured are real classics and are now worth significantly more than they were when first launched – they’d certainly warrant pride of place amongst any car collection.

“James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 was deemed as the most memorable and would represent a very healthy investment. Interestingly, the DeLorean from Back to the Future was the second most iconic and at the time was one of the most expensive at the time retailing at just over £10k. Both would fetch considerably more now especially the DeLorean fitted with a Flux Capacitor!”

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive journalist is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist, Club Lexus, LS1Tech and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

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