Hooniverse Asks – What's the Most Legendary Car in Hollywood?

Yesterday, being Two Wheel Tuesday everywhere were not prohibited by law, I asked a question that potentially could topple at a stop light. That query was about what was Hollywood’s most legendary motorcycle, and boy did you come through. There were the expected Easy Riders and Great Escapisms, but day-um, Battlestar Galactica cafe racers? You ladies and germs rock.
Today, we’re gonna’ keep the drream alive, but switch it over to four wheels and . . . well, whatever you come up with. Sure, Hollywood has foisted a lot of notable cars onto the silver screen – from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, to the Armco shredding racers of Le Mans, and over the years one car must have risen to the surface as the most iconic, the most legendary.
So, which one is it, in your opinion? Which car represents Hollywood’s most legendary ride? Is it the evil and solicitous Plymouth of Christine? Or maybe the Ghostbusters Caddy ambulance? You like cars, and you watch movies because there’s always a chance for boobs, what do you think is the most legendary car of Hollywood?
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59 responses to “Hooniverse Asks – What's the Most Legendary Car in Hollywood?”

  1. Doc Avatar

    All you fools are going to say the Bullit mustang or Nighrider or something lame
    here is the FACT:
    Back To The Future Delorean

    1. west_coaster Avatar

      Ah, the NIGHrider, one of my faves.
      Nevertheless, I'm going to vote for James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger, aka "The Most Famous Car in the World."

    2. SSurfer321 Avatar

      you win all of our intranets today.

  2. OA5599 Avatar

    If "Hollywood" includes Japan, then the Mach 5.
    <img src="http://dreager1.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/speed_racer.gif"&gt;
    If not, then I do have a strong affinity for my namesake.
    <img src="http://www.radiozerogravity.net/sixsixmixes/myspace/the_vanishing_point_sarafin.jpg"&gt;

    1. OA5599 Avatar

      The same plate was on the "Vanishing Point car" in Death Proof, though it isn't in this still photo.
      <img src="http://www.imcdb.org/i108123.jpg&quot; width=500>

  3. BЯдΖǐL-ЯЄРΘЯΤЄЯ Avatar

    Steve McQueen Porsche 917
    <img src="http://www.diecastfast.net/images/917k_20_2.jpg"&gt;

  4. BЯдΖǐL-ЯЄРΘЯΤЄЯ Avatar

    The 1959 Cadillac from Warriors
    <img src="http://midmoclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/warriors-car2.jpg"&gt;

    1. Alff Avatar

      "Come out to play-ay"

      1. ZomBee Racer Avatar


        1. Alff Avatar

          I can dig it.

    2. CptSevere Avatar

      That's earlier than a 1959, closer to a '55. Still, good call. That movie had us all practicing our baseball bat moves like the Trumbull AC's.

  5. SSurfer321 Avatar

    While popularized on the small screen, there are at least two big screen adventures for The General Lee.
    <img src="http://www.andyfilm.com/dukes07.jpg"&gt;
    also one of my favorites
    <img src="http://www.dieguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/smokey-and-the-bandit.jpg"&gt;

  6. Alff Avatar

    Not just a car … The Car.
    <img src="http://www.smitheeawards.com/images/covers/TheCar.gif"width=500&gt;

    1. mdharrell Avatar

      Ah, The Car. Always such a disappointment to Mother….
      <img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1322/764836492_bf978c75bc.jpg&quot; width="450">

    1. Age_of_Aerostar Avatar

      that was a great answer!

  7. P161911 Avatar

    This actually started life as an Oldsmobile.
    <img src="http://www.prewarbuick.com/img/features/jed_clampetts_buick/b472f7e0.jpg"width=500&gt;

  8. Kenwood Avatar

    Yeah, I'm just kidding…
    [youtube UGW3Ei-s2c8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGW3Ei-s2c8 youtube]

    1. Smells_Homeless Avatar

      Don't be shy. The pimpmobile movement was strong enough to inspire a few production cars. In fact, I'd love to see a documentary on pimpmobiles.

    1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
      Peter Tanshanomi

      I swear your post wasn't there when I pooped my dupe.

  9. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
    Peter Tanshanomi

    While my vote for pure, legendary famousness would clearly have to go to the BTTF DeLorean, I think this rivals the General Lee for runner up:
    <img src="http://lajollablogs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/batmobile2.jpg"&gt;

    1. ZomBee Racer Avatar

      That's gotta be my all time favorite.
      Immediately brings this to mind, and takes me back as if it were yesterday.
      [youtube 1jgE-lrfZ3k http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jgE-lrfZ3k youtube]

  10. hwyengr Avatar

    Are you trying to seduce me, Mrs. Romeo?
    <img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/51/113418558_0defaf13e9.jpg&quot; width="500" height="249" alt="Alfa Romeo Spider – The Graduate – 9" />

    1. Alff Avatar

      In my case, mission accomplished.

    1. Brett MacPherson Avatar
      Brett MacPherson

      What exactly is being implied with that vanity plate?!

  11. Alff Avatar

    Kinda a cross between piss yellow and puke green, ain't it?

    1. $kaycog Avatar

      Are you color blind? I don't see any green in that piss yellow.

      1. Alff Avatar

        I agree with you, as I did when that line was uttered in the movie.

        1. $kaycog Avatar

          Oh. You have a good memory.

          1. Alff Avatar

            For that movie, yes. I saw it at an impressionable age, from the backseat of the family car at the drive-in. It was the first time I saw boobs on the big screen.

          2. $kaycog Avatar

            Now I understand. If it hadn't been for the boobs, you probably wouldn't have remembered the movie. I'm so glad you saw them on a big screen where they are much bigger than on a little screen.

          3. RegalRegalia Avatar

            Boobs? What cut were you watching?

          4. Alff Avatar

            There was a brief shot of boobage in the original cinematic release.

  12. OA5599 Avatar

    Couple of what?

    1. $kaycog Avatar

      Oops. *hangs head in shame*

  13. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

    First post in the thread nailed it with De Lorean, in my opinion.
    Leaves me to add nothing but:
    <img src="http://imcdb.org/i003243.jpg&quot; width=400>

  14. OA5599 Avatar

    In Hollywood, it's all about the bottom line. One car has probably pulled in more licensing money in the last 5 years than 2 through 10 combined.
    <img src="http://allaboutyourchild.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/lightning_mcqueen.jpg&quot; width=500>

    1. Alff Avatar

      … and created an indelible image in the mind of more than one young Pinewood Derby participant
      <img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_fVEg3I8ek1A/S6jpc7BmbRI/AAAAAAAAAG8/67Uoilb-xMU/s640/2009-12-13%2014.03.31.jpg"width=500&gt;

      1. OA5599 Avatar

        Hmmm. My kid made a Lightning McQueen a couple years ago. This year, he made a black hotrod with flames, side exhaust and wide whites.
        I guess next year we'll be making a canoe.

  15. Jimmy7 Avatar

    <img src="http://www.stationwagonforums.com/forums/gallery/files/4/0/0/1/jaguar-wagon-hearse.jpg&quot; width="600">
    Kind of a cult thing, but like Age of Aerostar said of the Family Truckster above, it's Wagon Wednesday!

    1. JayP Avatar

      I need to see that Harold and Maude again… thanks for reminding me.

  16. tonyola Avatar

    The Hannibal 8 from The Great Race.
    <img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3122/3166066148_3a98c52fac.jpg&quot; width=500>

    1. CJinSD Avatar

      The Hannibal 8 is on the market right now, for $350,000. It has a Corvair engine driving all 4 rear wheels.

  17. buzzboy7 Avatar

    I hate to say it but it's Herbie. The other cars are mostly side roles. Herbie was a star. You may not like "Nerd" movies and don't know about the DeLorean. You may have seen ghost busters but don't remember the Ecto 1. The A-Team was something but you may care more about the action than the Van. Even if you've never seen Herbie(or it's spawn) you have probably heard somebody(probably a 40+ yo woman) call a VW Herbie.

  18. Shane Avatar

    Very happy to see night rider one of my favorites.But i think James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 from Gold finger, is considered to be world most favorite and famous.

  19. engineerd Avatar

    No Ferrari from Ferris Bueller?
    <img src="http://images.pistonheads.com/nimg/21746/FErris_ferrari-L.jpg"&gt;
    Mmmmm…Sloane Peterson.

    1. OA5599 Avatar

      I was saving that one and one other non-Hollywood film car for somebody else to mention.
      <img src="http://geektyrant.com/storage/post-images/MAD-MAX-4Movie.JPG.jpeg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1263597466170&quot; width=500>

    2. sidecar57 Avatar


  20. longrooffan Avatar

    While all of these are memorable…this olelongrooffan remembers seeing this one on a weekly basis like it was this morning…. and I'm calling it a longroof!!
    <img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/86/246901437_1c340e4df3.jpg"end&gt;

  21. jjd241 Avatar

    As much as I respect all of your opinions, YOU ARE ALL WRONG! The correct answer is obviously:
    [youtube ZjveJyqI6yM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjveJyqI6yM youtube]

  22. JayP Avatar

    The Wraith.
    Sorry for no pics, I'm banging Millers and I really don't give a crap 'cuz there were no boobs in it.
    But I vote for General Lee. Being 12 years old, Daisy Duke made me tingly in special places. Yea- I'd better clam up.

  23. McQueen Avatar

    I'm on my phone or I would post pics , you guys and gals missed the biggest hot rod of them all the K car from Planes , trains and , automobiles along with the yellow Elinore from the original Gone in sixty seconds and , what the hell I may as well throw in Cages version of Elinore too .