FEATURE FOUR-WHEELERS: 8 BEST MOVIE CARS

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1932 FORD COUPE

American Graffiti

Though American Graffiti, as a whole, was George Lucas’ love letter to his hometown of Modesto, California – we (and car enthusiasts everywhere) have definitely latched onto the ’60s-era vehicles that appear in the high school comedy drama film. And while there are quite a few notable vehicles in this one – like the white ‘56 T-Bird Suzanne Somers drove around in or Harrison Ford’s black ’55 Chevy – the one that really stole the show is a 1932 Ford Coupe. So the story goes, it was this car that helped reignite the popularity of hot rods after the release of the movie in 1973.

DELOREAN DMC-12

Back to the Future Trilogy

Probably no movie car is as iconic as the DeLorean DMC-12 from the Back to the Future series. Truly, they are intrinsically tied to one another. Unfortunately, apart from it’s exceedingly unique visage, the DMC-12 wasn’t actually a very good car. It utilized a Peugeot-Renault-Volvo (PRV) 2.85-liter V6 engine that only pumped out 130 horsepower, which is a pretty low figure on its own. But it wasn’t helped by the fact that the car featured an all stainless steel body – which looked quite nice, but was also heavy. In fact, on standard American models, the speedometer maxed out at 85 mph – three shy of the necessary speed to time travel, according to the science-fiction series.

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