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Cars that we have drooled over in the movies

Last updated on: July 20, 2010 16:59 IST

Cars that we have drooled over in the movies

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Cinema helps us live our dreams and often reflects the prevalent norms in the society.

Over the years movie makers have inspired awe from their viewers by filming some really interesting and powerful cars.

In fact, there have been movies that have had cars as the centre of all the attention.

The four-wheeled beauties have been a very important part of a number of films and would be remembered for a long time. So, let's recall some cars used in movies that made us drool all over them or just plain shocked us.

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Image: Herbie is an anthropomorphic Volkswagen Beetle, a character that is featured in several Disney motion pictures starting with the 1968 feature film 'The Love Bug'. He has a mind of his own and is capable of driving himself, and is a serious contender in auto racing competitions.

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We have always been fascinated by cars driven by the legendary character James Bond in his movies and lots of us are awestricken by the cars in movies like Fast and the Furious.

But there are other cars too like the 1970 Dodge Challenger used in the movies Death Proof (2007) and Vanishing Point (1971).

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Image: 2-door 1970 Dodge Challenger.

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Then there are those cars that are fast and famous and everyone wishes to own them at some point or the other.

Such cars include the 1980 Lamborghini Countach showcased in the movie Cannonball Run (1981), Ferrari 512 and Porsche 917 in the movie Le Mans (1971) and Ferrari Daytona in Gumball Rally (1976).

And sometimes we love the cars more than the movie and the actor like the Shelby Mustang used in the movie Gone in 60 Seconds (2000).

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Image: 1980 Lamborghini Countach showcased in the movie Cannonball Run.

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But it is not unusual for moviemakers to use cars straight out of the fantasy world.

Such cars make the movie all the more interesting and no matter how unbelievable the concept may sound we all fall into its trap.

Remember the Lotus Esprit used in the movie The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and the shining black Batmobile car from the movie Batman (1989)?

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Image: Batmobile.

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When fantasy vehicles have done their job of enthralling the audience there have often been oddly modified cars used in the movies.

Such cars catch immediate attention and people remember the mod jobs for a long time.

Like the Mach 5 car used in Speed Racer (2008) or the Frankenstein (it is a modified Chevrolet Corvette) used in Death Race 2000 (1975).

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Image: Mach 5.

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Some cars used in the movies are remembered simply for their style and speed and are coveted by generations to come.

Some examples include the 1968 Ford Mustang 390 GT in Bullitt (1968) and the 1981 Delorean in Back to the Future series.

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Image: 1981 Delorean.

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