By Theresa "Sam" Houghton
There’s something about seeing a car on the big screen that gives it instant appeal. Somehow, it’s no longer just a vehicle – it’s a cultural icon. That’s what happened to these seven cars when they made their movie debuts alongside some memorable characters.
James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5
Sleek, curvy and attractive, this 282-horsepower beauty showed up in six of the 23 Bond films and has been referenced countless times outside of the franchise. The four-liter engine meant the car would never be a beast, but that didn’t matter. The cinematic special effects are what made it amazing in the eyes of fans. Who wouldn’t want a car with ejector seats, smoke screens and other cool spy gear? The movies made this Aston Martin so popular, one of the models appearing in the films sold for a whopping $4.6 million!
Ferris Bueller’s 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder
Although you only see one in the film, 37 total examples were made of the snazzy red car Ferris Bueller took for a joy ride when he was playing hooky. One of these sold for nearly $17 million in 2015, which just goes to show how much movie fans love delinquent antics when fast cars are involved!