Ford Mustang tops the poll of most famous movie motors

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Ever wondered which are the most popular movie motors? Nope me neither. Well thankfully insurance price comparison site GoCompare has. Which is why it’s come up with what it claims is a definitive list of motors in the movies. It’s been compiled from analysing six decades worth of movies (thank goodness for big data).

Perhaps not surprisingly it’s Ford that tops the list, given that most films are made in the US. And it’s the Ford Mustang which is the movie maker’s car of choice and strangely not the Austin Allegro or Morris Ital. 

Pictured above is Steve McQueen driving his Ford Mustang GT during the filming of the classic Bullitt in San Francisco in 1968. Interestingly, the original car was thought to have been lost, but coincidentally recently resurfaced, in restored condition, for the film’s 50th anniversary!t

But it’s not all about the wonderful Ford Mustang GT – OK it mostly is. Also making an appearance on GoCompare’s Iconic Cars list are the time-travelling DeLorean (pictured below), the robotic, transforming Chevrolet Camaro and the cool classic, Ford Gran Torino. 

 

Top 10 Makes (#, Make, No. of Movies, Most Frequently Used Models)

1. Ford, 8988 movies (Mustang, Crown Victoria, Econoline)
2. Chevrolet, 5513 movies (Impala, Caprice, Camaro)
3. Mercedes-Benz, 4176 movies (S-Class, E-Class, SL)
4. Volkswagen, 2726 movies (Golf, Passat Variant, 1200)
5. BMW, 2340 movies (5 series, 3 series, 7 series)
6. Dodge, 2287 movies (Diplomat, Ram, Coronet)
7. Fiat, 2161 movies (Panda, 500 F, Ducato)
8. Cadillac, 2031 movies (Fleetwood 75, Series 62 Convertible, Sedan Deville)
9. Toyota, 2026 movies (Corolla, Hilux, Crown)
10. Citroen, 1758 movies (DS 19, ID 19, CX)

Top 10 Models (#, Model, Famous Film Appearances) 

1. Ford Mustang (Death Race, Gone in 60 Seconds, Bullitt)
2. Ford Crown Victoria (Taken 3, Seven Pounds, Superbad)
3. Chevrolet Impala (Jeepers Creepers, Raising Arizona, Saturday Night Fever)
4. Chevrolet Caprice (The Dukes of Hazzard, Se7en, Point Break)
5. Ford Econoline (Enemy of the State, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Dumb and Dumber)
6. Mercedes-Benz S-Class (The Fate of the Furious, 21 Jump Street, The Bourne Identity)
7. Chevrolet Camaro (Transformers, Spring Breakers, 2 Fast 2 Furious)
8. Volkswagen Golf (The Guilt Trip, Notes on a Scandal, Home For The Holidays)
9. Toyota Land Cruiser (Safe House, The Mist, Unfaithful)
10. Lincoln Town Car Stretched Limousine (The Hangover Part III, Desperado, The Bodyguard)

 

 

 

Chris Price