In what film critics herald as the first modern car chase in cinema history, Steve McQueen stars as Frank Bullitt and nails the chase sequence in an iconic ’68 Mustang, creating an instantly classic car chase in film.
1973 XB GT Ford Falcon – Mad Max 22 (1981)
‘The last of the V8s…’ Mel Gibson driving the Ford ‘V8 Interceptor’ in the post-apocalyptic Australian desert. (FYI the supercharger poking through the hood didn’t actually work… it was just for show).
1977 Pontiac Trans Am – Smokey and the Bandit
Director Hal Needham saw how this film could be an advertisement for the soon to be released ’77 Trans Am, and immediately knew this would be Burt Reynolds (and his moustache’s) wheels, 10-4 good buddy.
1976 Lotus Esprit Series 1 – The Spy Who Loved Me
The Esprit launched in ’75 and gained the fame thanks to a spy driving it into the Sardinian sea and firing a missile at a pursuing helicopter. All of this happening with the obligatory Bond girl in the passenger seat to witness him.
Mk1 Austin Mini Cooper S – The Italian Job
The original Mini driven by Michael Caine and his gang through the streets of Turin, during an escape from the Italian plod after helping themselves to millions of pounds in gold. This car, one of the original models is considered an icon of 1960s Britain. Cue Matt Munro…