Revealed: UK’s Top Movie Car

Thu 2nd Jan 2020

Hollywood has provided years of amazing motors on the silver screen, but which is the best movie car of all time according to a recent poll?

According to research conducted by the Discovery Channel to help launch their Wheeler Dealers: Dream Car series, the name Bond, James Bond dominates the top 20 of favourite cars in the UK.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, James Bond’s iconic motors take up three spots in the top ten, with the Aston Martin DB10 from Spectre taking top spot with 25 per cent of the vote. The DB5 from Goldfinger was next on the list, whilst 007’s submarine Lotus from The Spy Who Loved Me came in seventh overall.

It’s not all about speed or style for the British public, they have fallen in love with some not-so-luxurious cars with Mr Bean’s Mini, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and even The Ghostbusters Hearse all making the list.

One car which did not make the list was the famous Batmobile, which considering some of the motors further down the list, might be something of an oversight. However there are plenty of classic car brands on show with Style and Personality rated as the key reasons for choosing their dream car. 

“This research reveals the strength of feeling that exists for Brits about their cars,” said a spokesperson for Discovery, which commissioned the study to mark the launch of Wheeler Dealers: Dream Car,” said a spokesman for the channel.

“Almost half of the nation sometimes loves their car more than their other half, yet many are hugely embarrassed by the state of their motors.”

Britain’s Top 20 favourite film cars

  1. Aston Martin DB10 (Spectre)

  2. Aston Martin DB5 (Goldfinger)

  3. 1968 Ford Mustang GT (Bullitt)

  4. Will Smith’s Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6 (Bad Boys)

  5. KITT, Michael Knight’s Trans Am (Knight Rider)

  6. Doc Brown’s 1981 DeLorean (Back to the Future)

  7. James Bond’s part submarine Lotus Esprit (The Spy Who Loved Me)

  8. The red, white or blue Mini, 1969, (The Italian Job)

  9. Mr Bean’s Mini (Mr Bean)

  10. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)

  11. Dom Toretto’s Dodge Charger (The Fast and Furious)

  12. Eleanor, the 1971 Mustang (Gone in 60 Seconds)

  13. VW Beetle from Herbie The Love Bug

  14. General Lee (Dukes of Hazzard)

  15. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)

  16. 1976 Ford Gran Torino, The Striped Tomato, (Starsky & Hutch)

  17. Subaru Impreza WRX (Baby Driver)

  18. The Ghostbusters’ Hearse (Ghostbusters)

  19. 1948 Ford De Luxe Convertible aka Greased Lightning, (Grease)

  20. Pontiac Trans Am (Smokey and the Bandit)