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What is the most iconic screen car?

A NATIONWIDE study of the most recognisable cars in film history by webuyanycar.com has revealed our favourite screen car from the last 60 years.

Richard Evans, head of technical services at webuyanycar.com, said: “It’s great to see the old classics from the 60s, 70s and 80’s feature so highly on the list of most recognisable on-screen cars.

“We’ve recently had the pleasure of the UK’s very own iconic DeLorean Back To The Future car visiting one of our branches, with its flux capacitor in full working order alongside the famous gullwing doors, making it one of the more memorable cars we’ve seen!”

When asked about some of the most popular fantasy features of cars on the big screen, 36 per cent of motorists said they’d love to turn their car into a time machine, while 19 per cent would go for invisibility, and 17 per cent would like their car to fly.

And when it comes to our favourite movie motor moments of all time, the classic 1969 Mini car chase from The Italian Job came pole position, with 56 per cent of the vote.

Bond (played by Daniel Craig) driving his Aston Martin through the Scottish countryside in the 2012 movie Skyfall (36 per cent) came second, and the San Francisco car scene with Steve McQueen driving a Mustang in the 1968 classic Bullitt came third place (23 per cent). 

The full list of our top cars is:

10. The Ford Gran Torino in Starsky and Hutch             19%

9. The Batmobile in Batman Begins                              21%

8. The Volkswagen Beetle in Herbie: The Love Bug    22%

7. Kitt from the Knight Rider series                               24%

6. The Dodge Charger in Dukes of Hazzard                  24%

5. James Bond’s Lotus Esprit car in The Spy Who Loved Me 26%