LONDON: With the Oscars taking place in Hollywood this Sunday, British automotive experts hpi has revealed its list of the most iconic cars to star on the silver screen.
Following a poll amongst its team of motoring editors, hpi has identified the top 10 most iconic movie cars:
10. 1966 Alfa Romeo 1600 Spider Duetto - as seen in The Graduate
9. 1970 Dodge Charger - Vin Diesel's car in The Fast & the Furious
8. 1968 Ford Mustang GT 390 Fastback - as seen in Bullitt
7. 1980 Lamborghini Countach LP 4005 - as seen in Cannonball Run
6. 1977/2009 Chevrolet Camaro - Bumblebee from Transformers
5. 1968 Austin Mk I Mini Cooper S - as seen in The Italian Job
4. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
3. 1963 Model 117 VW Type 1 Beetle - as seen in Walt Disney’s Herbie movies
2. 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 - as seen in the Back to the Future trilogy
1. 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 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.
"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," said hpi consumer director Fernando Garcia.
“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 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!”