9 Cars from Film You Wish You Could Drive

With our latest partnership with a provider of car finance, we thought it would be a good idea to have a look back at iconic cars from film and TV. Cars that you wish you could drive into the future, have a high-speed chase through the streets or even skip school with . Read on for our 9 cars from movies you wish you could drive.

  1. DeLorean – Back to the Future

The sci-fi classic gave us one of the most legendary cars, that made the Delorean receive a massive cult following. With its futuristic looks, flux capacitor and in built time circuits – the DMC-12 could travel to any time in history or future. Obviously these “add-ons” weren’t available in real-life which is possibly why the DeLorean flopped on the market in the 1980s.

“when this baby hits 88mph, you’re going to see some serious sh…”

  1. Aston Martin DB5 – James Bond Goldfinger

The iconic Aston Martin from 1964’s Goldfinger. Fully equipped with an array of gadgets like machine guns, a revolving front number plate and a bullet-proof shield; it isn’t surprising the car left such a huge impression.

“Ejector seat, you’re joking?”

  1. Batmobile – Batman

With so many different versions of the Batmobile to choose from, we’ve gone way back and selected the 1966 TV Batmobile. Originally based on the 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car, it’s metalwork was modified for the TV show.

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  1. K.I.T.T – Knight Rider

The setup of this car may have seen ridiculous at the time. It was fitted with computer AI, the ability to drive itself, communicate with the driver – with the way technology is going just now, we may all have something similar in the not too distant future.

  1. 1959 Cadillac Ecto-1 Van – Ghostbusters

The vehicle of choice In the 1984 film “Ghostbusters, was the 1959 Cadillac Ecto-1. The Ghostbusters drove around the streets of New York fighting supernatural in this van.

“Everybody can relax, I found the car. Needs some suspension work and shocks. Brakes, brake pads, lining, steering box, transmission, rear-end.”

  1. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Some might say, the best cast member of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off never said a word, had four wheels and met an untimely demise at the bottom of a ravine.

Cameron: “The 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California, less than 100 were made. My father spent 3 years restoring this car. It is his love, it is his passion…”
Ferris: “It is his fault he didn’t lock the garage.”

  1. 1968 Ford Mustang GT 390 – Bullitt

This Mustang features in arguably the best ever car chase. Steve McQueen drives this beauty through the streets of San Francisco, tailing a 1968 Dodge Charger.

Recently, the original car was found in a Mexican scrapyard.

  1. Eleanor – Gone in 60 Seconds

Yep, another Mustang. But a rarity in its own right, just 300 GT500 Shelby Cobras were ever built. Named Eleanor, as female names were assigned to all the cars in the movie to hide their identities from the police.

“Drycoff: Who’s Eleanor?
Det. Roland Castlebeck: It’s a damn car. And don’t ever talk about my wife.”


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Living with a Porsche 911 | Super Car Experience

Our CEO Scott Kennedy describes his everyday life with a 911 

It’s been 6 months now since I made the switch from AMG’s. I must say that I have not regretted it once. Yes, its smaller. I justified this to myself that while the kids were young I could get away with a 911. My oldest who is 12 is pushing on for 5 ft 7 inches. Oops, who knew they grew so fast! Anyway, if he sits at an angle then he doesn’t complain. He, like me is a bit of a petrol head so he realises the sacrifices one must make.

I also sensibly or, so I keep telling my wife, decided to switch to a Porsche as I was sick and tired of losing bucket loads of cash on depreciation. Mercedes and BMW seem to be excellent for this. I know you don’t really ‘buy a car’ as such anymore but having the option to come out a deal early without being hit with a huge penalty is appealing. Can the Porsche live up to this expectation? Only time will tell. I have been told that my local Porsche dealer will welcome me with open arms after just 18 months and will get me into a new car for very little further investment. Something Mercedes have never been able to deliver.


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So enough about my reasons for the switch, What about the car. After much deliberation over extras, colour etc. I opted for a Carrera 2 in GT Silver. My dealer recommended a few important must haves which, would help with the future value however, I didn’t go crazy. My must have list consisted of a couple of essentials. The sports exhaust, PDK and sports chrono package.  The sports exhaust is awesome and to get the full effect the car must be driven in Sports mode. Pops and cracks ensure that every drive leaves you with a smile on your face. Initially, in the lead up to delivery, I read several reviews claiming the sound on the new Turbo engines wasn’t great. Even with the additional sports exhaust. I must say that nothing can be further from the truth! The noise is exceptional. The PDK box is amazing and the changes are so quick that the only way to tell you have changed gear is by watching the needle flick up and down on the rev counter. Otherwise it is seamless. It’s one of the things Porsche do well.

As an everyday car, the 911 really is a joy. Normally, I make the 16 mile round trip daily to my office with a slight detour to drop the kids at school. It can get a little cramped occasionally depending on what day of the week it is and whether my sons full sized Cello joins us. The boot is ample for school bags and sports bags. The only thing missing is a couple of hooks for hanging your grocery shopping which would prevent damage as you take the scenic route home from the shops.

So far, I have only had a couple of issues which, have been fixed under warranty and nothing too serious. The service department at my local dealer have been excellent. Fuel consumption has been reasonable for a sports car and certainly more fuel efficient than my 5.5 litre Mercedes. Around town I average around 20 mpg and if on the odd occasion, I drive like my father used to, then I can achieve almost 40 mpg on the motorway. Not bad for a car that can surpass 180mph. 0 – 60 time with everything engaged comes in at 4 seconds flat although some reports have shown Porsche to be particularly cautious around these numbers.  All I know is that it seems a lot faster than previous AMG’s but more importantly, it’s a car that wants to be driven.




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Gordon’s Blog – My Porsche Experience

Being a car enthusiast I was more than happy (or make that desperate) to have a trial of the latest Porsche Cayman S. This model came with everything including the Ceramic Brakes, Sports Exhaust, PDK and so on…… The invite said ‘Fife Airport’. This would be a no holds barred free-for-all round the airstrip.

The model in question came with Launch Control which was just fantastic. I felt like a Tornado Jet Pilot sitting in a stealth like machine at the end of the runway raring to go. When the air traffic controller signalled the strip was free of small aircraft I revved up and off we went. The job of my ‘co-pilot’ (an experienced race driver) was to let me blast from 0-120 then tell me when he wanted me to hit the brakes as hard as I could. He obviously had nerves of steel as I started to twitch as we neared 120 mph, had only 50 yards of tarmac left, and yet still hadn’t told me to slam on the brakes.

Hitting the brakes as hard as I could was not a problem, especially given the fact there only appeared to be a small patch of grass, and then a brick wall, at the end of the runway!

I then got to spin the car around a bit of a chicane, and the best bit of it was feeling like a 5 year old again grinning from ear to ear when I was allowed to splash through the big puddle at the corner of the airfield !! Some of us never grow up.

All in, a fantastic day and an incredible piece of machinery. Thank you Porsche Glasgow.

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The Theory Test – Could You Still Pass?

Are you a theory test hero? Would you still be able to pass the multiple choice part of it? Try our super short 10 question quiz below to see how your knowledge stacks up.

 

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