7 Famous Cars of the Silver Screen
1969 Dodge Charger: Dukes of Hazzard
No list of Hollywood cars would be complete with at least a nod to the 1969 Dodge Charger, aka the General Lee. The General Lee co-starred alongside the Duke boys as they played modern day Robin Hoods in Hazzard County, Georgia…although they usually ended just thwarting Boss Hoggs’ plan to take over their farm.
A quick little fun fact: Although the General Lee went airborne 150 time throughout the series and looked fine, it actually wasn’t. Warner Bros. reported going through two Dodge Chargers per episode, on average. At one point, they would send people in helicopters to scout local highways for Chargers.
1981 DeLorean DMC-12: Back to the Future
Of course, along the 1969 Dodge Charger, you have to include the 1981 DeLorean DMC-12, which took Marty McFly back to 1955 after Doc Brown turned it into a time machine. Although the car from the movie could enter a time warp when it hit 88mph, in reality, the car could barely make that speed — which was a bummer, given the sporty body which wrote checks the rest of the car couldn’t cash.
1966 Ford Thunderbird: Thelma and Louise
The 1966 Ford Thunderbird co-stared with Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis in the 1991 crime drama Thelma and Louise. The movie starts off pretty innocently: two women who are bored with life decide to take a road trip to shake up the routine. However things turn deadly when one of them kills a man, and the two head off on the run in their trusty Ford Thunderbird, which they seem to think can fly.