If you could own one movie/TV show car and drive it, what would it be?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Michael Rose, Oct 6, 2019.

  1. numer9

    numer9 Beatles Apologist

    Philly Burbs

    The 55 was also in Two Lane Blacktop.
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  2. spencer1

    spencer1 Great Western Forum Resident

    I’m sure I’m not the first to note this,
    the 1968 Mustang Fastback from “Bullitt” is NOT a Shelby.
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  3. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    I voted for Grandpa Munster's fliver, just because Halloween's coming up, and my next-door neighbor works with a funeral parlor. :righton:

    (Also, I see your poll neglected Jerry Van Dyke's 1928 Porter from My Mother The Car...I wonder if it's because the OP got too many taunts in school when they all teased, "Is your mother driving you...?")
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  4. doublenaught

    doublenaught Forum Resident

    Chris Elliott used it to deliver newspapers in "Get a Life".

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  5. doublenaught

    doublenaught Forum Resident

    Here it is after Jethro had it rebuilt by George Barris:

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  6. Dan C

    Dan C Forum Fotographer

    The West
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  7. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

  8. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I must confess I'd love to drive all of them and every other TV/Movie car not listed!
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  9. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Twilight Forum Resident

    Aston Martin DB5 is THE car! (I got to meet it at an auto show, some years back.

    Would have been one of my picks...
  10. Dan C

    Dan C Forum Fotographer

    The West
    I went down the Google rabbit hole and found this time-destroying blog:
    What Was The Beverly Hillbillies Truck?

    The car was modified by the famed George Barris, but he didn't have to do much. It's a 1921 Olds touring car that had been sitting behind a barn for years. It had already been modified into a truck, something that apparently was a pretty common thing to do as cars got old. About all Barris did was build the platform for Granny's chair. :laugh:

    Man, I think of all the really cool classic cars that have been destroyed in the name of movie entertainment, but somehow this POS pile of bolts is lovingly preserved in a museum. :crazy::winkgrin:

    dan c
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  11. Phil147

    Phil147 Forum Resident

    York UK

    I know the OP didn't have the Aston Martin DB5 in the poll and he gave his reasons, so fair enough. However, couldn't help myself and wanted to post this.

    In terms of the poll I went for the Mustang from Bullit. Another cool car driven by a cool dude.
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  12. The Hud

    The Hud Just add water

    Gotta go with the Ecto-1!
  13. Captain Groovy

    Captain Groovy Senior Member

    Freedonia, USA
    It's actually spelled The Griswold Wagon Queen Family Truckster - but happy to see it on the poll. It was my first choice when seeing the title of this thread.

    "You think you hate it now... but wait til you drive it.." :D


  14. Madness

    Madness Forum Resident

    Maryland, USA
    I chose the Trans-Am from Smokey and the Bandit. That was the car I wanted for the longest time.

    Second choice would be the SWAT truck on Fear The Walking Dead. Fully loaded with all options.
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  15. Phil147

    Phil147 Forum Resident

    York UK
    How about a car you wouldn't want...

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  16. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    I remember how surprised I was when I found out that the awful-looking SUX 6000 in RoboCop was designed by a very young Chip Foose:

    "8.2 M.P.G."
  17. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    why? ppl loved the show it ran for 9 years! thanks for the info...
  18. Kevin j

    Kevin j The 5th 99

    Seattle Area
    the general lee, but that flag's GOTTA GO
  19. TheVU

    TheVU Forum Resident

    The Staircar from Arrested Development.
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  20. Dan C

    Dan C Forum Fotographer

    The West
    I'm only kidding, it's cool that a piece of pop culture like this still survives. There's just a bit of irony to me that neat vintage cars are chewed up like candy in filmmaking (Fast and Furious movies for instance) but what was an abandoned wreck became a museum piece.

    Seriously though I'd get a kick out of seeing it. I also wonder what Barris had to do to make it run for the opening shots.

    dan c
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  21. geo50000

    geo50000 Forum Resident

    Canon City, CO.
    The 1959 Corvette Stingray XP-87 Elvis drove in "Clambake":
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  22. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    he may have towed it, but most likely the engine is so simple it probably didn't take much to keep her going!
  23. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Twilight Forum Resident

    My father owned a 1977 or 1978 Lincoln Mercury Colony Park station wagon, it drove like a pig!

    I had a 1977 Pontiac Grand Safari station wagon (for business) and it was day and night different from my father's, It was comfortable and drove like a limo.

    I drove a couple of Trans Am's, including a 1978 which was a very nice car. The smokey car was a 1977.
  24. Dave Garrett

    Dave Garrett Forum Resident

    Houston, TX
    That was the first one I thought of, but by your stated criteria of being in "prop" form, I'd give it a hard pass, because it was really a fiberglass replica with a Ford V-8:

    The Replica Ferrari Modena GT Spyder California From Ferris Bueller's Day Off Is Going to Auction (Updated)

    They dubbed in the sound of a real Ferrari V-12 in the movie - as you can hear from the embedded video at the above link, the V-8 sounds, well, like you'd expect a V-8 to sound.

    Going back to the 1970s, when you could still use the real thing in movies before they got to be too valuable to risk doing so, I'd go with the Ferrari Daytona Spyder or the 427 Cobra from THE GUMBALL RALLY.
  25. 1969 yellow Dodge Charger from "Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry".
    John M.
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