The Most Iconic Cars From Your Favourite 80s Movies
By freelance writer Jane Duncan
Jan 28 2020
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The Ferrari From "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off"
Every 80s kid knows how Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) charmed his way into using his best friend’s father’s prized sports car, and what happened to that shiny, red Ferrari 250 GT California resulted in an epiphany for Cameron (Alan Ruck) as he figured that the car is more important to his father than he is. While many car fans were concerned about the fate of the vehicle, it turns out that three replicas of the car were created for use in the film, and one of the fakes was the one that ended up in the ravine.
Meanwhile earlier this month, another replica of the famous Ferrari that was used in the movie was sold for a cool $396,000 at a Barrett Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. This proves that the magic of the iconic vehicle still captivates car enthusiasts to this day, and someone out there is reliving his or her fantasy of living out their very own day off. If you’re thinking about buying a vehicle that has been used in an 80s movie, remember to educate yourself on maintenance and restoration techniques so you don’t end up regretting your purchase. Read up on everything from battery types to car painting so you can restore your newly acquired vehicle to its former glory.
The yellow Ford from "The Karate Kid"
The DeLorean from "Back To The Future"
Perhaps no other car is as memorable as the DeLorean from “Back To The Future” as the vehicle/time machine was instrumental in Marty (Michael J. Fox) and Doc’s (Christopher Lloyd) adventures. Apart from its futuristic appearance, one reason why the DeLorean was so iconic is because it was the only type of vehicle that was made by the DeLorean Motor Company. As DMC is undergoing a revival and is 5planning to produce 22 new DeLoreans soon, it is expected that avid fans of the movie will be snapping up these new vehicles that are throwbacks to a simpler, more fun time.
The DMC-12 from Back To The Future Trilogy at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida by Bull-Doser [Public domain].