Top 10s — July 10, 2013 at 7:04 am

TOP TEN MOVIE CAR SIDEKICKS

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Let’s not confuse this list with “coolest move car” or “sexiest movie car” or “fastest movie car” or “best car that could fly, talk or break wind”.  NO!  This is about cars that were kind of sidekicks to the main characters of the movie.  Vehicles that in a way developed a personality of their own and a had an important role in the plot or how it affected the movie.  There are some classics here, but the relevance to this specificity is what I say, because it’s MY list! MINE MINE MINE!  Of course, I’m welcome to listen your suggestions or thoughts.  Snooches! Though I do give Chitty Chitty Bang Bang an honorable mention.  I bet that car passed some mean gas……….anyway…..

10. Bumblebee

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Transformers

Whether you liked or loathed the Transformers flicks you have to appreciate what a great sidekick Bumblebee was.  Any car that can get Megan Fox to open up the hood and do a good ole reach around is a car worth having.

9. 1959 Cadillac Miller Meteor

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Ghostbusters

Dude.  Who didn’t have this car when they were a kid?  And where would Bill Murray and the gang be without this great sidekick car to take them around throughout the movie?  I can tell you Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaana would have been disappointed.

8. 1993 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6

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Bad Boys

Let’s be honest, this is how shit originally got real.  This car is pure sexy and word around the campfire it was Michael Bay’s  own car.  This car made for great comedic moments but also helped Will and Martin kill a dead sexy finale.

7. 1949 Buick Roadmaster

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Rain Man

Charlie Babbitt and his autistic brother Raymond take this Beauty for a drive across country after their rich father passes away and it becomes a side kick to a journey that bonds brothers and teaches one bitter man what unconditional love really is.

6. 1963 Aston Martin DB5

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Goldfinger

The greatest James Bond car is fitted by Q with “modifications” for this 1964 movie. This is the model of what all spy cars, or I wanna be dead sexy cars are held comparison to.  The Aston Martin is James Bond’s only true sidekick along with his Walter PPK.

5. 1977 Pontiac Trans Am

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Smokey and the Bandit

It was no Millenium Falcon, but you could go buy one of these from your local Pontiac dealers and close your eyes and imagine you were Burt Reynolds with Sally Fields.  I’d be picking up hookers myself, but to each their own.

4. 1968 Mustang GTO 390

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Bullitt

This may possibly be the most recognizable and famous of movie cars and while it’s fame is truly well earned and has had it’s moments of movie epic glory with Steve McQueen, it doesn’t make number one of this list of side kicks……..though holy shit balls Batman it is a sexy piece of machinery.

3.  1961 Ferrari 250 GT California

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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

How would Ferris have completed his adventure without “borrowing” this absolutely drop dead gorgeous car?  I still can’t get over the moment where we hear the words, “You killed the car”, which further proves it was alive and a side kick.

2. 1968 Shelby Mustang GT500 “Eleanor”

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Gone In Sixty Seconds

Eleanor was kinda Memphis Raines unicorn.  He could ride it, but at such a great cost.  Besides this car being so damn sexy, it was a 45 minute long sidekick in the flick that made one hell of a chase scene and his side kick right to the final moments.

1. Delorean DMC-12

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Back To The Future

The Delorean in this film is probably one of the most recognizable cars today, and while it wasn’t necessarily the star of the film, like any good sidekick, Marty would have never achieved any of his goals without this car to help him along the way………and the Flux Capacitor…..and a Huey Lewis on the soundtrack that would melt Patrick Bateman’s heart.  And mine.

2 Comments

  • Mad Max’s Police Interceptor…….

  • Great list, particularly pleased to see The Bandits Trans Am and The coolest car ever, Bond’s DB5. here are few more that would make my list:

    The Mini’s from The (original) Italian Job

    Chevy One-Fifty from Two Lane Blacktop (same car also driven by Harrison Ford in American Graffiti after a pain job)

    Ford Deuce Coupe from American Graffiti

    Ford Falcon from Mad Max and Mad Max 2

    Dodge Challenger from Vanishing Point

    Mercury Monterey from Cobra

    And finally, really a TV car as all the film versions have been rubbish: Dodge Charger “General Lee” from The Dukes of Hazzard

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