Most Iconic Movie Cars Of All Time

Some films just wouldn’t be the same without a car. Imagine Thelma & Louise or any road trip movie without a car!  Sometimes a car is key in ‘driving’ the characters from one location to another or ‘steering’ the plot of the movie.

But sometimes a car becomes more than just a prop in a movie.  Sometimes a film becomes synonymous with the car it features, and sometimes the car becomes bigger than the movie itself.

Where would Batman be without the Batmobile?  Or James Bond without an Aston Martin?

Our list of iconic movie cars features cars that are famous because of the movie they were featured in.  Cars that made a movie famous.  Cars that were already famous but given a starring role in a film.  Cars that became a cult phenomenon, years after a film’s release.  And cars that are simply irreplaceable in their featured movie.

In no particular order, here’s our list of the most iconic cars in cinema history.

DeLorean DMC-12 – Back to the Future

Back to the Future - Delorean DMC-12 - The Most Iconic Movie Car of All Time

At the time of the film, the now-famous DeLorean was a failed supercar from a bankrupted motor company.  But it’s Stainless Steel body and gull-winged doors were futuristic enough to look like something from outer space when Marty McFly crashes the time machine into a barn in 1955.

The DeLorean has become a cult icon in its own right, not only becoming the most famous time machine of all time but arguably the most famous car in movie history… Period!  It’s hard to believe that at one point, the filmmakers were considering using a fridge as the time machine!

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You can now get the Back to the Future DeLorean in Slot Car form direct from

I was lucky enough to speak to the Scalextric brand manager Sarah Frame about this amazing new Scalextric car and she was clearly proud of their new model slot car, but with only 8000 models available worldwide, she confirmed that the Delorean is by far the most popular car Scalextric have ever produced.  So if you want your own Delorean Slot Car, be quick as these are selling out fast.

You can find the Back to the Future DeLorean Slot Car or Die-Cast Model from these stores:

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Watch this space for more iconic Movie Cars – coming soon…

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