15 Classic Cars from Timeless Movies

Some movies are timeless, some cars will always be classics, and some movies are undying because of the model cars in them! Whether it’s the storyline or the car that intrigues you plop on the couch and absorb a film, here are 15 of the best movies, with even better cars:

1. Ferris Beuller’s Day Off

15 Classic Cars from Timeless Movies

This timeless movie is entertaining for even those who don’t have a care in the world about cars, but nobody can deny how nice the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder SWB is. It’s heartbreaking when the car is driven out the garage window, but also a trivial moment in the movie.

2. The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski is a hilarious movie depicting “the dude”, who drives a 1973 Ford Gran Torino. Now that’s a muscle car.

3. Thelma and Louise

The 1966 Thunderbird in Thelma and Louise is probably the last thing that’s on your mind in this dramatic movie, but it is quite notable at the end of the film, flying off the cliff in a heart-thumping final scene.

4. Grease

15 Classic Cars from Timeless Movies

Grease, the unforgettable movie that people around the world adore singing along to, shows Thunder Road (Leo’s) car – the 1949 Mercury Custom. The flames along the side of the car are smoking hot, as is every time Leo burns out of parking lots smacking his gum.

5. Starsky and Hutch

This classic show transformed into a movie is famous for not the many cop cars, but the bright red and white-striped Gran Torino.

6. The Fast and the Furious

15 Classic Cars from Timeless Movies

Vin Diesel acts as Dom in The Fast and Furious, driving in the 1970 Dodge Charger (muscles in the muscle car). The crew went through six different chargers for all of the movie stunts!

7. XXX

The purple 1967 Pontiac GTO amongst a room full of Ferraris sets the tone for the whole movie. Such a hot rod!

8. The Wraith

This action/mystery movie is filled with intense car gangs, thieves, and a murder. Not to mention those treasured scenes of driving around in the unforgettable Interceptor.

9. Christine

15 Classic Cars from Timeless Movies

A lucky teenager owns the 1958 Plymouth Fury; She’s beautiful; however, she’s haunted! This Stephen King film is intense, to say the least, yet impossible to stop watching.

10. The Car

The horror movie features a slick black car that terrorizes the whole small town in Utah. The 1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III may be evil, but it is pretty sweet!

11. My Science Project

High school kids create an orb-like science project that threatens mankind. The 1968 Pontiac GTO is, how else to put it, stellar.

12. Vanishing Point

15 Classic Cars from Timeless Movies


This action movie has cars all over, but it’s mainly the1970 Dodge Challenger that ventures all over the country, and finds its way in our hearts.

13. Two-Lane Blacktop

Two guys drag race across the nation in classic 55 Chevys.

14. Cobra

15 Classic Cars from Timeless Movies

A street cop protects citizens from a queer murder, but it’s the 1950 Mercury that Stallone drives that really snatches the audience’s attention.

15. Animal House

College troublemakers spray paint “eat me” on a 1966 Lincoln Continental, which is a classic car that’s just too cool for school.

There are multiple cars that we love, and all couldn’t be listed, including the time-traveling Delorean from Back to the Future, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t cherished in our hearts. It may be daring to say, but some of the best movies have made it big simply for the car itself.


Photo Source: Paramount Pictures and RSO, Universal Studios, Columbia Pictures, 20th Century Fox & The Cannon Group and Warner Brothers