1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor (Ghost Busters, 1984)
The Ectomobile (or Ecto-1) was a converted ambulance that transported the undead to be trapped in the Ghostbusters vault for eternity. In an early version of the script the car was able to travel interdimensionally. That was scrapped in favour of a more, erm, believable film.
1966 Ford Thunderbird (Thelma and Louise, 1991)
Feminism takes a trip in a decidedly masculine America muscle car, but disaster strikes when the titular characters attempt to reverse park next to a canyon.
1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Fastback (Gone in 60 Seconds, 2000)
An old car that’s still mean and scary – like the Clint Eastwood of the motor world. Fastback refers to the shape at the rear while GT500 is the moniker given to the top-end model with a 7-litre V8 engine that makes it sound like a roaring animal.
1966 AC Shelby Cobra 427 (Gumball Rally, 1976)
The 485bhp engine throttled the Cobra to 185mph, making it one of the fastest and most powerful automobiles of its day. There are plenty of replicas about today but an original will cost you dearly – one recently sold for £2.8 million at auction.
1975 Ford Gran Torino (Starsky and Hutch, 1975-1979)
Such was the greatness of the Gran Torino, Clint Eastwood made a film named after it. The Gran Torino provided a nice big hood for plenty of Starsky and Hutch cop sliding action as well as a great shield for shoot-outs. The Torino also appeared in the first episode of The Dukes of Hazzard before being ousted by The General Lee.