December 30, 2017
Think about it. What is it that makes movies so fun and enjoyable?
Well, we have engaging storylines, intriguing characters, and a plot capable of grabbing our interest.
But there’s always something else that can always grab our attention…
A cool car.
That’s right, what’s a lead character without a cool car? In fact, the vehicles are part of what draws any gearhead to the cinema.
So today, we’re going to take a look at some of the best cars to ever grace the movie and TV screens. But we’re adding a slight twist—everything you see, you can buy.
Sadly, that does exclude those awesome concept Aston Martins from the latest 007 film.
But don’t drop your hopes too low. The cars we’re about to list are some of the coolest cars you’ve ever seen on your TV set. So if your ready to see some cool cars from movies that you can actually buy right now, continue reading along with us.
Green Hornet—1965 Chrysler Imperial Crown
The Green Hornet was a pretty cool hero from the 1966 show of the same name.
In fact, let’s check everything that show had to offer that was pretty cool
But there’s one more thing— the titular character of this series always drove a beautiful American classic 1965 Chrysler Imperial Crown
Thankfully, the remake of the film ensured not to strip the car away from the characters. So even in 2011, The Green Hornet never looked cooler driving this American classic vehicle.
As far as specs go, the Imperial Crown was a pretty solid vehicle.
As a whole, it offered rear wheel drive, went from 0-60 mph in 10 seconds (not bad for the time) and reached a top speed of 199 mph.
But perhaps the winning feature here involves that rugged exterior. There’s no denying this is a beautiful car—perfect for any action hero.
Dukes of Hazard—1969 Dodge Charger
Oh yes, you better bet the General Lee would make this list at some point.
The Dukes of Hazard really offered something new to TV that nothing else at the time offered. The show detailed the quirky lives of the Duke cousins who made driving around a rural county something that any viewer would want to do.
Of course, these boys would be nothing on the show without their trusty companion. No we’re not talking about Daisy Duke here, but instead, their 1969 Dodge Charger.
Even by today’s standards, this muscle car remains something any classic car collector wants. And how could they not?
The 4-barrel engine offered 330 horsepower, which was really strong back in the day. Also, the 143 mph top speed is something else of note.
Lastly, the design is something recognizable by any TV viewer from the 1970s. Even today, try going to a car show without spotting an orange 1969 Dodge Charger.
Fast and the Furious—1994 Toyota Supra
How would Fast and the Furious not make this list? The films simply exemplify everything great about cars. And even better, there’s a lot of cars in these movies. Enough to satisfy any car lovers tastes.
The earlier films focused heavily on Japanese sports cars. And the Toyota Supra is one of the coolest from the first film. 320 hp and 315 ft-lb of torque guarantees some amazing power and performance. It’s no wonder the main character chose this as his racing car of choice.
Time for Bumble Bee to make its entrance.
Okay, so if you buy a 1977 Camaro, it won’t turn into a gigantic robot—we can’t all be that lucky. But we can still buy a Bumble Bee-inspired Camaro nonetheless.
Camaros from 1977 aren’t too difficult to find, which is great news for any car collector.
Plus, who could deny that Bumble Bee is one of the coolest movie robots of all time?
Of course, the 1977 Camaro does offer some impressive performance. This two door coup offered a 4-speed transmission that could drive from 0-60 mph in 8.8 seconds. In fact, the 170 hp offers quite the brawny roar.