30 famous cars from movies, TV shows

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While some famous faces have graced the silver screen or television sets over the years, some of the other memorable moments have come from cars and motorcycles.

Check out some of Hollywood's most famous cars and vehicles below.

'Cars' Lightning McQueen

Disney's 2006 film
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Disney's 2006 film "Cars" featured Lightning McQueen, a stock car who finds a home in Radiator Springs after a mishap on the interstate. The series has had 2 sequels, "Cars 2" in 2011 and "Cars 3" in 2017.

'Batman' 1955 Lincoln Futura Batmobile

The Batmobile, made famous first in the comic
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The Batmobile, made famous first in the comic book, then the 1960s TV series "Batman" and subsequent movies and TV shows by the same name, has become an iconic superhero ride of choice. A 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car is what eventually became Adam West's main ride.

'The Dark Knight' Batmobile

Cars get upgrades as the years pass with
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Cars get upgrades as the years pass with the introduction of new models, and so did the Batmobile for 2008's "The Dark Knight" in which Christian Bale played Batman.

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'Spy Who Loved Me' 1977 Lotus Esprit

While James Bond has had a number of
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While James Bond has had a number of memorable cars to drive, perhaps none was more memorable than the 1977 Lotus Esprit that Roger Moore drove in the 1977 film "The Spy Who Loved Me" -- primarily because this car could turn into a submarine.

'Goldfinger' 1964 Aston Martin DB5

The beginning of James Bond's car gadgets began
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The beginning of James Bond's car gadgets began in 1964 with the Aston Martin DB5 as 007's ride in "Goldfinger," which had an ejector seat, machine guns, smoke screen and a futuristic map Bond could use to navigate the streets. The cars from the movie are so in demand one sold for $4.6 million in 2010.

'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California

In the 1986 film
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In the 1986 film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," Matthew Broderick's character Ferris Bueller convinces Cameron Frye, played by Alan Ruck, to take his father's prized 1961 Ferrari 250 GT, similar to the one shown, into Chicago after they called in sick to school.

'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' car

The 1968 film, which tells the tale of
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The 1968 film, which tells the tale of a magical car, was based around a 1910s European Grand Prix racer that is the center of the film.

'Tucker: The Man and His Dream' 1948 Tucker Torpedo

Jeff Bridges' 1988 film
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Jeff Bridges' 1988 film "Tucker: The Man and His Dream" told the story of the brief production of the Tucker Sedans in 1948, in which auto engineer Preston Tucker attempts to make the car of the future, much to the chagrin of the big automakers.

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'Christine' 1958 Plymouth Fury

John Carpenter's 1983 horror film
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John Carpenter's 1983 horror film "Christine," an adaptation of the same year's Stephen King novel, focuses on a 1958 Plymouth Fury that changes its teenage buyer's personality for the worse.

'Ghostbusters' 1959 Cadillac Ecto-1

In the 1984 film
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In the 1984 film "Ghostbusters," the Ghostbusters drove around the streets of New York in a converted 1959 Cadillac Ecto-1 fighting the supernatural. In the 2016 reboot, the crew drove around in a 1980s Cadillac Fleetwood hearse wagon, seen above.

'The Love Bug' 1963 Volkswagen Beetle

1968's
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1968's "The Love Bug" centered on Herbie, a 1963 VW Beetle with a mind of its own that ends up in the hands of a race car driver named Jim Douglas, played by Dean Jones. The car also appeared in 1997's sequel, and 2005's "Herbie: Fully Loaded," which starred Lindsay Lohan.

'Get Smart' 1965 Sunbeam Tiger

In Don Adams' TV series
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In Don Adams' TV series "Get Smart," which ran from 1965 to 1970, Maxwell Smart drove around in a 1965 Sunbeam Tiger in the opening credits, like the one shown above.

Monkees' 1966 Pontiac GTO

In the NBC TV show that ran from

In the NBC TV show that ran from 1966 to 1968, Davy Jones and the rest of the Monkees drove a customized 1966 Pontiac GTO known as the "Monkeemobile."

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'Thelma & Louise' 1966 Ford Thunderbird

Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon drove around in
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Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon drove around in this 1966 Ford Thunderbird in the 1991 film "Thelma & Louise," a car that played an integral part in the film's ending.

'Easy Rider' Captain America Harley-Davidson

In the 1969 film
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In the 1969 film "Easy Rider," Peter Fonda rode this Harley-Davidson, which later sold for $1.35 million in a 2014 auction.

'Dukes of Hazzard' 1969 Dodge Charger

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"Two good old boys," Bo and Luke Duke, drove around Georgia in their 1969 Dodge Charger eluding the Hazzard County police in the CBS series that ran from 1979 to 1985. The car also returned in a 2005 film.

'Scooby Doo' Mystery Machine

While it was just a cartoon car that
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While it was just a cartoon car that was first introduced in 1969 with the beginning of the cartoon franchise, the van that brought the Mystery Inc. gang to all its adventures is still one of the most memorable vehicles in television history.

'Diamonds are Forever' 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1

Sean Connery's James Bond drove around the streets
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Sean Connery's James Bond drove around the streets of Las Vegas eluding police in this Ford Mustang in the 1971 film "Diamonds are Forever."

'The Blues Brothers' 1974 Dodge Monaco

Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi drove around in
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Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi drove around in the Bluesmobile -- a 1974 Dodge Monaco that formerly served as a police car -- in the 1980 film "The Blues Brothers."

'Starsky & Hutch' 1975 Ford Gran Torino

ABC's
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ABC's "Starsky & Hutch" ran from 1975 to 1979, with detectives David Michael Starsky and Kenneth "Hutch" Hutchinson driving around California in their "Striped Tomato," a 1975 Ford Gran Torino. The car made a return in the 2004 film that starred Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson.

'Smokey and the Bandit' 1977 Pontiac Trans Am

1977's
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1977's "Smokey and the Bandit" starred Burt Reynolds in a film about Bo "Bandit" Darville, who drives his 1977 Pontiac Trans Am along with Jerry Reed's truck to bring 400 cases of Coors beer from Texas to Georgia in just 28 hours.

"Magnum P.I." 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS

Tom Selleck's character Thomas Magnum drove around Hawaii
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Tom Selleck's character Thomas Magnum drove around Hawaii in a 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS in the CBS series "Magnum, P.I.," which ran on the network from 1980 to 1988.

'Back to the Future' 1981 DeLorean DMC-12

1985's 'Back to the Future' told the tale
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1985's 'Back to the Future' told the tale of Marty McFly, played by Michael J. Fox, who travels back to 1955 thanks to a time machine made out of a 1981 DeLorean, the car from Northern Ireland that was only produced from 1981 to 1983 but became synonymous with the eventual movie trilogy.

'Knight Rider' 1982 Pontiac Trans Am

The Knight Industries Two Thousand, better known as
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The Knight Industries Two Thousand, better known as KITT, was a pivotal player in the NBC series "Knight Rider," which ran from 1982 to 1986. The modified 1982 Pontiac Trans Am, driven by David Hasselhoff, was a supercar that was voiced by actor William Daniels.

'The A-Team' 1983 GMC van

The NBC series
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The NBC series "The A-Team" ran from 1983 to 1987, telling the story of a group of former soldiers looking to clear their names -- and driving around in a 1983 GMC van. The iconic van, above, made its return for the 2010 film based on the series.

'National Lampoon's Vacation' 1983 Wagon Queen Family Truckster

In the 1983 film
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In the 1983 film "National Lampoon's Vacation," Clark Griswold, played by Chevy Chase, is forced to take a fictional Wagon Queen Family Truckster across country after a car dealer has destroyed his family's 1970 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser after a trade-in. A modernized version of the car makes an appearance in the 2015 sequel, shown above.

'Days of Thunder' 1990 Chevrolet Lumina

Tom Cruise played a NASCAR driver in the
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Tom Cruise played a NASCAR driver in the 1990 film "Days of Thunder," riding around in a green Chevy Lumina emblazoned with the No. 46.

'Dumb & Dumber' Mutt Cutts van

The 1994 film
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The 1994 film "Dumb & Dumber" featured a fur-covered Mutt Cutts van that Jim Carrey's Lloyd Christmas and Jeff Daniels' Harry Dunne drive from Rhode Island to the midwest -- before trading it for a motorbike to get to Colorado.

'The Italian Job' 2003 Mini Cooper

In the 2003 remake of the film
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In the 2003 remake of the film "The Italian Job," Mark Wahlberg and his crew drive on -- and under -- the streets of Los Angeles in 2003 Mini Coopers to complete their revenge for a heist gone wrong.

'Iron Man' 2008 Audi R8

Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark drives a 2008
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Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark drives a 2008 Audi R8 in the original "Iron Man" movie, along with a number of other cars from the German manufacturer, and Audis also appear prominently in the film's 2010 and 2013 sequels.

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