Can You Match the Iconic Car to the Movie or TV Show?

By: Craig
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About This Quiz

Remember the name of that cherry-red animated stock car from Disney's "Cars," or the smooth ride driven by 007 in the 1964 film "Goldfinger?" Could you recognize Fred Flinstone's ride, or the classic car that Cameron "borrowed" from his father in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off?" Know what the evil car in John Carpenter's 1983 horror flick "Christine" looked like? If so, you might have what it takes to ace this quiz on the most iconic TV and movie cars!

It's no secret that Americans love our cars; the average person will buy four or five new cars in a lifetime, and by the time you add up payments, gas and maintenance, a typical person spends $9,000 a year on transportation -- that's by far the biggest expense for most people outside putting a roof over their head. 

Of course, people aren't only obsessed with their own cars. You only have to tune into a televised NASCAR race or visit a classic car show to see that Americans love anything on four wheels. 

It's no surprise, then, that cars play such a big role in so many movies and TV shows. In fact, some iconic cars stand out even more than the actual actors or characters!

Think you can identify every car that's ever crossed a TV or movie screen? Take this quiz to find out!

Lightning McQueen is one of the most iconic animated motor vehicles ever! That said, McQueen is not styled after any particular make of vehicle at all. All we know is that he is a standard stock car racer.

The Batmobile in the 1960s Batman TV series was, in fact, styled on a Lincoln Futura, a concept car from 1955 of which only one was ever built. The Batmobile itself was not this Futura but a replica with a fiberglass body. In 2013, it was sold for an astonishing $4.62 million at auction.

This Lotus Esprit is one of the most iconic Bond vehicles, not only because it looked stunning but it also was able to fully submerge and travel underwater as a submarine. This was filmed using scale miniatures as well as a fiberglass mock-up of the car.

Although an original Ferrari GT50 was used in the close shots, most of the driving shots from this John Hughes movie featured a replica called a Modena. This was created by Mark Goyette and Neil Glassmoyer and three were ordered for the production. Interestingly, one had to have an automatic transmission as Matthew Broderick could not drive a manual car.

A total of eight cars were made for the 1968 movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. In the movie, the car is an old racecar but in reality, the vehicle produced for the movie had many different parts, including a dashboard of a World War I fighter plane.

Based on the true story of Preston Tucker, this movie features a car designed and marketed by him, the Tucker 48, also known as the Tucker Torpedo. Only 51 of these cars were ever built before Tucker went out of business after being accused of stock fraud, something he was acquitted of.

Christine is a 1958 Plymouth Fury. For the 1983 movie of the same name, based on the book by Stephen King, 16 models were used, although seven were used for parts. Not all were Fury's, however. Some were Belvederes and Savoys painted in the same manner.

The Ecto 1 in Ghostbusters is a 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor ambulance conversion. Although two were purchased for the movie, only one was used during the shoot itself, with the other used during pre-production.

Of course, Herbie is nothing more than a classic 1963 Volkswagen Beetle. Or is he?

Maxwell Smart, secret agent, driver of the Sunbeam Tiger! Only 7,000 were ever made, but the most famous belonged to a super spy. It appeared in the series for five seasons between 1965 and 1970.

A heavily modified Pontiac GTO, this car appeared in the Monkees TV series which ran between 1966 and 1968. It was designed by Dean Jeffries.

Many remember this movie classic for the debut of Brad Pitt, although car buffs will tell you that the T-Bird, in fact, stole the show. Interestingly, five Ford Thunderbirds were used during the production of the movie.

The Dukes of Hazzard, a popular TV series that ran from 1979 to 1985, saw the Hazzard boys riding around in a 1969 Dodge Charger named the General Lee.

Diamonds are Forever saw Sean Connery return to his role as James Bond. The Ford Mustang Mach 1 is the star of a chase scene in the streets of Las Vegas as Bond attempts to get away from the police. It includes a glaring continuity error in which at one point the Mustang is driving on two wheels on the right-hand side of the car but in another shot a little later, this has changed to the left-hand side.

1980's iconic Blues Brothers sees Dan Akroyd and John Belushi driving an old police cruiser, a 1974 Dodge Monaco to be precise. Eight were purchased for use during the film and all eight were destroyed during the production!

A successful TV series and later a movie starring Ben Stiller, Starsky and Hutch sees two detectives spending a lot of their time riding around in their Ford Gran Torino with a bright red color scheme and white stripe. Interestingly, Paul Michael Glaser who played David Starsky absolutely hated the car.

Starring Burt Reynolds, 1977's Smokey and the Bandit features a host of great cars. The star is undoubtedly the '77 Pontiac Trans Am driven by Reynolds, however. Four were used during production, with three totally destroyed. In the sequel, the producers asked for 10 more vehicles. Pontiac agreed. Nothing like film advertising for your vehicles now is there.

Everyone remembers the sauve Thomas Magnum, played by Tom Selleck. And everyone also remembers his red Ferrari. What many people don't realize is that although this was a 308 GTS, three different models were used during the eight seasons of filming - a 1978 model, a 1980 model and finally a 1984 model.

Although the DeLorean tanked in terms of sales and pretty much as a sports car as well, it gained a lot of fame thanks to the Back to the Future trilogy. A total of six De Lorean chassis's were used during filming, with only three remaining today.

A talking car! Not only could K.I.T.T. talk, but also perform a number of incredible stunts, jumps, and maneuvers. With David Hasselhoff in the lead role, Knight Rider became a very popular show in the mid-1980s. Although that might have been down to the Hoff, K.I.T.T., a 1983 Pontiac Trans Am, certainly played his part.

Driven and owned by B.A. Baracus (played by Mr. T), the 1983 GMC van was the A-Team's main mode of transport. It was, in fact, the GMC Vandura model, which is a cargo van.

The Wagon Queen Family Truckster in National Lampoon's Vacation is none other than a modified 1979 Ford LTD Country Squire. 5 vehicles were used during the production.

Days of Thunder, starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, brought NASCAR racing closer to the movie-going public than ever before. And of course, the real stars of the show were the vehicles themselves. In fact, to get the authentic racing scenes, the vehicles including the Chevrolet Lumina (Cruise's car in the movie) raced in three NASCAR races during production.

A model of German company Audi, the R8 features prominently in the Iron Man movie where it is driven by Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.)

Little Miss Sunshine features a classic VW Bus that was initially chosen by the director as it had the necessary space for the family's road trip and was easier to film in.

The Oldsmobile Silhouette appeared in 1995's Get Shorty starring John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Danny de Vito and Rene Russo.

A modified Model T Ford, the Munster coach is part family carrier, part hearse! The car was designed by Tom Daniel and built at Barris Kustoms. At over 18 feet long, it consisted of three connected Model T bodies.

With British action star Jason Statham in the lead role, 2002's The Transporter was a thrill-a-minute action movie. Statham's vehicle of choice is the A8 from German manufacturer, Audi.

Like Jeff Bridges' character, "The Dude," his Gran Torino is a little "worn" looking. During the course of the movie it gets stolen, crashed and set on fire but still somehow manages to drive. This cult favorite was released in 1998.

Certainly one of the sleekest, most daring-looking sportscars, even to this day, the Lamborghini Countach was way ahead of its time when first produced in 1974. It played a prominent role in the 1981 movie, The Cannon Ball run starring Burt Reynolds among others.

Famous for its Union Jack livery, the Shaguar, which appeared in the Austin Powers movie franchise is an E-Type Jaguar. Even Enzo Ferrari, the founder of the legendary Italian marque, called the E-Type the most beautiful car ever made. Groovy baby, yeah!

The Graduate, featuring Dustin Hoffman features a 1966 Series 1 Alfa Romeo Spider 1600. The film helped promote the car and in 1980, a special edition Graduate Spider was unveiled.

A 1966 Lincoln Continental was one of the vehicles which featured heavily in Entourage. It is actually owned by Harold Tennen and was noticed by staff of the show while filming across the street from where it was parked.

A bear for a driver, a funky paint job and a classic Studebaker Commander Chief is certainly only a recipe that would work in the Muppet movie. Oh, but what an awesome looking car it is!

1980s detective series Miami Vice sees detectives Crockett and Tubbs cruising the streets in their Ferrari Testarossa. Interestingly, in the first two seasons, it was not a real Ferrari but a fake. It took a donation of a two real Testarossas from none other than Enzo Ferrari himself to change things.

This 1932 Ford Coupe stars in the 1973 classic, American Graffiti. The movie did much to revive the hot rod scene in America. The '32 Coupe was built up by Bob Hamilton after the producers had bought a fairly rough chassis and engine.

'The Mirthmobile' stars in the slacker comedy, Wayne's World. Who can forget the epic scene where Wayne, Garth and their buddies sing Bohemian Rhapsody while cruising the streets of Aurora?

This heavily modified Ford Falcon (an Australian-produced Ford) was one of the highlights of the cult classic, Mad Max. It appeared in three movies in the franchise.

Just as important as Sandy and Danny (played by Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta) was the famed Greased Lightning, a 1948 Ford De Luxe convertible. Although it starts out in a dilapidated condition, the T-Birds turn it into a looker that can race as well.

Driven by the Green Hornet's butler Kato, Black Beauty is a 1966 Imperial Crown hardtop. It cost a total of $50,000 to be customized for the TV series with the customization undertaken by Dean Jefferies. Two were eventually made, with one now in the Petersen Automotive Museum and the other in the hands of a private collector.

Bullitt is still recognized as having one of the greatest chase scenes ever filmed. In it, Steve McQueen drives a Ford Mustang GT. The car was modified for the movie, removing the pony grille, Mustang lettering, driving lights and GT badges.

The long-running Supernatural TV series sees the Winchester brothers drive a '67 Chevy Impala. After it was totaled at the end of the first season, viewer demand saw it brought back into the series later on.

The Lotus Seven appeared in the TV series, The Prisoner, which ran from 1967 to 1968.

The Beverly Hillbillies ran from 1962 to 1971 and featured an Oldsmobile truck as their form of transport. It was based on a 1921 Oldsmobile Model 43-A touring car and customized by George Barris, one of the most well-known customizers in Hollywood.

There are two cars in Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof, a 1980 Chevy Nova and a 1969 Dodge Charger.

Perhaps one of the most famous romantic comedies of them all, 1990s Pretty Woman also has a pretty classic car in it as well, a 1989 Lotus Esprit. The producers at first approached Ferrari and Porsche, but both turned down the chance to supply a vehicle for the movie. Lotus had no such qualms and handed over three.

Who can forget the Partridge Family bus? It is not hard to remember it with its multicolored paint job in the famous De Stijl pattern. This 1957 Chevy was once a school bus before it entered the production and received its famous color scheme.

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