When a movie is produced, the scene must be scouted, the cast must be chosen and, for some movies, the right car must be found. Why? Because the cars of some movies are a symbol and metaphor for the lead character’s emotional turmoil and/or life-long pursuit. They define the lead character and the overall feel of the movie. When a character’s car is a sleek design and worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, it is assumed that the lead character is wealthy. When the car is sporty and loud, it is assumed that the lead character is just as tough as his car. Since every movie and every character of a movie is different, so are the cars. Hot-rod muscle cars, sleek sexy luxury cars, strange outdated cars, and nearly forgotten cars. Movie cars have a huge range of characteristics. Most importantly, a movie car must be memorable and it must define the movie that it is in. These are the Top 10 Most Memorable Movie Cars.
1961 Ferrari 250 GT California – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
What’s more exciting to a teenager than ditching school and taking your friend’s father’s ultra-rare, incredibly-expensive 1961 Ferrari 250 GT out for a drive through the streets of Chicago? Not much. But just how exclusive was the car in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off? Only 55 were made. They are valued at over $2.5 million dollars. The hefty price of these vehicles was the reason why movie producers used replicas of the Ferrari, especially at the end when the bright red car goes crashing through the garage glass and lands in the woods with Ferris – played by Matthew Broderick – and his friends looking on.