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Movie Cars That Deserve Hollywood Recognition

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Cars play pivotal roles in movies and television, often without the credit they deserve.

DeLorean DMC-12 :Back To The Future

The DeLorean was a central part of all three Back to the Future movies, serving as the nuclear-powered time machine that sent Michael J Fox into the past, the future, and the wild west.

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1964 Aston Martin DB5: James Bond

We all associate Aston Martin with James Bond, but it was only in the third movie Goldfinger - that the brand became his go-to choice, with the DB5 being the first of many.

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1959 Cadillac Ambulance: Ghostbusters

The full name of the car is extremely wordy, but we all know it as the Ectomobile, a modified Ambulance version of the Cadillac, with a pull-out rack utilizing the gurney in the rear.

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1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am: Smokey And The Bandit

Much of Smokey and the Bandit is set on the road, and the movie would not have been half as impactful without this stunning Firebird. The director often referred to it as a co-star.

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1968 Mustang GT 390: Bullitt

Any car driven by Steve McQueen deserves some star treatment, but the GT 390 from Bullitt is perhaps the most famous. It was a pop icon and one of the set cars sold for $3.4 million.

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1968-1970 Dodge Charger: Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, The Dukes Of Hazzard, Fast And Furious

The Charger has been front and center in a number of films and series, both old and new. The most famous, though, is probably the 'General Lee' from Dukes of Hazard.

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1969 Mustang: John Wick

Though it is identified as a Boss 429, the Mustang used in the first John Wick movie is probably a modified Mach 1, since the former is far too valuable to be wrecked for any movie.

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1974 Dodge Monaco: The Blue Brothers

In the movie, Jake Blues describes the car as a decommissioned Mount Prospect patrol car. However, 13 different cars from the California Highway Patrol were used during filming.

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Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

A replica of an extremely rare California Spyder (less than 100 were made), the car star of this coming-of-age movie was wrecked when it was driven into a ravine in a memorable scene.

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1963 Volkswagen Beetle: The Love Bug

Quite literally the star of the movie, the VW Beetle had an embattled road to fame as the automaker did not want to be associated with the first film. Becoming a huge hit changed that.

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Batmobile: Batman

The Batmobile has been several different cars over the decades, but the most iconic has to be the 1955 Lincoln Futura version in Adam West's Batman TV series. Four official models exist.

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