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The movie that made the car legend (infographic)

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ZTSG 04/02/2022 Truck 131
For decades, movies have played an important role in automobile culture; whether intentionally or unintentionally, a movie can make a car a legend.There are some great examples of this phenomenon in t...

For decades, movies have played an important role in automobile culture; whether intentionally or unintentionally, a movie can make a car a legend.

There are some great examples of this phenomenon in this new infographic put out by CJ Pony Parts which you can see below.

Bullitt – 1968 Ford Mustang GT 390 Fastback

Christine – 1958 Plymouth Fury Belvedere

Pulp Fiction – 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SS Convertible

Gone in 60 Seconds – 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback

Transformers – 2005 Mustang GT

The Dark Knight Rises – Lamborghini/Tank Hybrid

Bullitt – 1968 Ford Mustang GT 390 Fastback

This is probably one of the best examples of a movie making a car a legend. Unsurprisingly, the ’68 Mustang Fastback from Bullitt has been listed by us a few times before, including being the best car chase scene in history, and as being one of the most famous first generation Mustangs.

Christine – 1958 Plymouth Fury Belvedere

I’m not sure if this one helped sales of the Plymouth Fury or hurt them, but nobody can deny that this killer car that formed such a strong attachment with her owner is a legend due to the movie.

Pulp Fiction – 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SS Convertible

Same here – although I doubt the movie had a huge effect on sales one way or the other, but one thing is for sure –

it’s not easy to clean blood off the seats of this thing. Just ask Vincent and Jules.

Gone in 60 Seconds – 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback

I’ve always been a fan of this era Mustang, but I have to admit – when I first saw Eleanor on the big screen in this flick I fell in love. Too bad good examples of this nearly 50 year old car still go for the same price as a new Subaru STi.

Transformers – 2005 Mustang GT

Out of all the cars these guys could have used from Transformers and they pick the Mustang cop car. I get it guys, you sell Mustang parts, but give me a break. You need some editorial non-bias here.

Obviously Bumblebee – the Chevy Camaro and star of the film – should be the one listed here.

The Dark Knight Rises – Lamborghini/Tank Hybrid

Although Lamborghini actually has nothing to do with Batman’s Tumbler (aka Batmobile,) it’s often attributed to the likeness of a Lambo due to its looks.

Despite this, it’s a badass “car” or whatever it is. I’d give my left nut to drive one of these around.

Powered by a 400 hp 5.7-liter V8 from Chevy, the Tumbler is not only fast, but is (in real life,) able to jump 70 ft or so unscathed and keep on going.

Be sure to comment below and tell us any other legendary movie cars that should be in this list.