It has to be said, in some films it is a car rather than an actor which is remembered for posterity.

In some cases, certain cars have become incredibly closely associated with the character which they ferried around, or even upstaged the very character who owned them. Here’s our rundown of the most iconic film cars of all time:


1963 Aston Martin DB5


The quintessential British car, this classic has long been associated with our favourite spy after appearing in Goldfinger. Since then, you can’t think of Aston Martin without thinking of Bond.

1962 Volkswagon Beetle


This cute little car certainly packs a lot of punch – as seen in the Disney film, The Love Bug, which gave the car its status as a household name.

1995 Ford Lincoln Futura Concept Car


Certainly one of the more distinctive cars on this list, Batman’s famous vehicle was, and still is, a screen classic.

1957 Plymouth Belvedere


You may have seen this gorgeous set of wheels in the Stephen King film adaption of Christine.

Customised Chevy Impala Chassis


Another distinctive ride, this one hit the big screen in Tim Burton’s Batman. Everything about this car oozes cool.

1982 DeLorean DMC-12


Definitely one of the most-loved cars on this list is the DeLorean from Back to the Future, although you’re unlikely to find one in real life which can carry you through time. Sadly.

1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1


From the original Gone in 60 Seconds, the so-called ‘Eleanor’ earned its stripes haring around at top speeds in the nail-biting film finale. Unsurprisingly, ‘Eleanor’ was the cause of many accidents on the set!

1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Hearse


This vehicle appeared, heavily customised, in the spooky flick Ghostbusters as the Ghostbusters’ car of choice.

1963 Ford Econoline Custom Van


When hit cartoon Scooby Doo first took to the big screen, producers used this Ford van to stick as closely to the carton as possible.

1973 Volkswagen Transporter

This cheerful-looking ride was seen in Little Miss Sunshine, in which a kooky family drive across the States for a beauty competition.


2003 MINI Cooper S

It has to be said, the Mini is already an iconic car, but appearing in the 2003 The Italian Job remake reinstated its position as a screen legend.


1973 Ford Falcon XB GT Coupe

This fantastic car appeared in the classic maverick flick Mad Max.


1966 Ford Thunderbird


This trusty ride took Thelma and Louise on the run, and symbolises the very freedom which our two heroines hope to achieve.

1968 Mini Cooper S


The original Italian Job helped make the Mini Cooper into the British favourite that it is today. There’s no doubt that these Minis really steal the show. For a taste of what these little cars pack in that engine, take a look at this Mini Clubman information.

1976 Ford Gran Torino


This 2004 film version of long-running TV series Starsky and Hutch saw this iconic red wheel-spinner get back into the list.

So there’s out list of the most iconic film cars of all time. Have you got any to add?