In honor of the Miami International Auto Show the fine folks over at Priority One Jets have started a discussion on the most iconic cars from the big screen. They’ve asked me to help share their post as well as add a few thoughts on a car that I believe to be iconic. First off let’s look at a couple examples that they’ve come up with followed by my own inclusion at the end.
This week, thousands will be traveling to Miami for one of the largest and most prestigious car shows in the nation. In honor of the Miami International Auto Show (November 8th- November 17th), we have compiled a list of some of the most iconic cars in film and television. Whether you plan oncatching a private jet to Miami, or just following the action through your computer screen, auto enthusiasts will be left begging for more!
Skyfall: “Bond. James Bond.” Besides having one of the most recognized phrases in movie history, the quintessential spy films are also famous for their lust-worthy selection of automobiles. Considered by the Aston Martin company as “one of the most iconic cars ever produced”, the DB5 model has appeared in 6 of the Bond films. From its film debut in 1964’s “Goldfinger” to a small-scale 3D printed replica in “Skyfall”, the Aston Martin DB5 continues to be an irreplaceable piece of Bond history.
The Godfather: Hailed as one of the greatest gangster films of all time, Frances Ford Coppola immortalized the Lincoln Continental for both movie and car enthusiasts all over. The two most recognizable models are the Limousine and the Coupe, which were featured in pivotal moments such as (Spoiler Alert!) Sonny Corleone’s untimely demise. In January 2013, two of the vehicles used in the film were auctioned off for a cool $120,750. Guess they made him an offer he couldn’t refuse!
Jurassic Park: Now I feel obligated to preface this by saying you’ll never find anyone more useless than me when it comes to vehicles but if I had to choose an iconic car it would be the Ford Explorer XLT from Jurassic Park (1993). The vibrant greens, yellows, and reds of the custom painted tour vehicle easily stood out in the film and are featured in some of the most memorable scenes from the classic film. The Ford Explorers are such a huge centerpiece for our first introduction to the T-Rex that they’re nearly inseparable. Whether it’s being pushed off a ledge, or being smashed through the sunroof, the Ford Explorers XLTs served it’s purpose through some truly gripping and terrorizing scenes, easily becoming an iconic piece of cinema.