The most iconic movie cars you can actually buy


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The new Need for Speed film is set to hit the cinemas in early 2014. Much like the racing game series on which it is based, it is likely to be a high-octane barrel of tyre-screeching madness, which resolutely makes the cars the stars of the show.

And with an impressive lineup of exotic metal, including a Ferrari F430, Lamborghini Gallardo and an ultra-exclusive Bugatti Veyron, we can hardly blame the producers for giving them the lion's share of the limelight.

If you fancy your own movie-hero car, but can't quite stretch to the £1million Veyron, Daniel Streeter has pulled together the most iconic cars from the world of television and film, available on a much more modest budget.
>Transformers – Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

From the extremely popular Transformers film series, this rally yellow Camaro featured as the character Bumblebee. The effectively mute robot communicated with series of radio and television snippets and first appeared in the animated series before being updated for the 2007 film. Fitted with a range of powerful (then) V8 engines, the Camaro is amongst the most iconic American muscle cars of the 1960s and 70s.

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Smokey and The Bandit – Pontiac Trans Am

Its starring role in one of the most popular films of the 70s ensured that the Trans Am went down in history as a movie icon. Piloted by Hollywood star and expert moustache tamer Burt Reynolds in the famous bridge jump scene, the film massively increased the profile of the Trans AM, with sales rising by over 25,000 units in just a year.

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Starsky and Hutch – Ford Gran Torino

Requiring a standout car for its lead characters to drive, the producers of the iconic detective show turned to the imposing Ford Gran Torino, decking its scarlet paint job out with the now famous white stripe. So popular was the car with fans of the show that Ford even created 1600 "Starsky and Hutch" Gran Torinos finished in the same colour scheme. The Gran Torino made a comeback in the 2004 feature film remake.

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Herbie – Volkswagen Beetle

Many associate the Volkswagen Beetle with the film series "Herbie", however it's roots actually lie within the 1969 movie, "The Love Bug". Here, the iconic trim was slightly different before the racing strips and classic "53" numbering became recognised worldwide. The self-driven racecar is based on the 1963 model. Not the greatest automotive product to emerge from VW's factory gates and even in re-invented 21st century guise, continues to divide opinion.

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The Dukes of Hazzard – Dodge Charger

The exception to the general rule that bright orange cars do not look cool, the 'General Lee' as it was affectionately referred to is usually the only thing anyone remembers from the old US TV show The Dukes of Hazzard. It's not hard to see why either, with its welded doors, comedy horn and propensity to be launched off a ramp at any given opportunity. After starring in the incredibly popular TV series, the Charger went on to feature in the 1997, 2000 and 2005 Dukes of Hazzard films.

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The Italian Job – Mini

Popular in Britain long before its big-screen debut, it took Michael Kane hurling it around the streets of Turin before the world caught Mini fever. It seems the movie producers were on to something when they chose the Mini as their getaway cars, as the motor proved to be an effective competition machine, winning the Monte Carlo Rally on three separate occasions.

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Back To The Future – DeLorean DMC-12

In reality a commercial and engineering flop, the DeLorean became one of the coolest cars in movie history in the hands of director Robert Zemeckis, who cast the gullwing-doored stainless steel machine as a rolling time machine, which worked once up to 88mph. However, with just 150bhp and a 0-60mph time of 8.8 seconds, Michael J. Fox would have needed quite a run up to get back to 1985.

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