Greatest Fictional Cars
By: Good2GoPublished: September 15, 2015
People often fantasize about their dream car. Maybe it’s a Porsche or a vintage Corvette. The price tags on these rides are typically the only thing standing in our way, but for some folks their dream car is unattainable for another reason. For some, their dream car is completely fictional! Cars made popular by movies and television shows are often the most coveted. Let’s take a look at some of the greatest fictional cars of all time.
The A-Team Van
Unless you’ve seen the recent movie reboot, this van may stretch your memory a bit, but it’s legendary nonetheless. The A-Team van was a 1983 GMC G-Series (G-15) and had a V-8 engine. The GMC belonged to one of the main four characters, B.A. Barachus, and suffered unimaginable “abuse” at the hands of various enemies trying to cause trouble and get in the way of Hannibal, Face, B.A., and Murdock. I pity a fool that tries to mess with the A-Team! In the end, the van always prevailed and has become a symbol of the gritty classic TV show.
Ecto-1 – Ghostbusters
The Ecto-1 is no ordinary vehicle. In fact, while the car’s base was a 1959 Cadillac professional chassis, the Ecto’s body was actually a cross between an ambulance and a hearse. In the movies, the car belongs to Dr. Ray Stantz, which he bought for $4,800 back when he was starting up his “business”. Before he turned it into the sweet ride we know now, it had a slew of mechanical problems and required intensive repairs. Once completed, it helped the Ghostbusters get around busting ghosts. You don’t need to believe in ghosts to see the appeal of this classic fictional car.
The Flintstone Car
The Flintstones’ car is not so much a car as a few rocks and sticks thrown together with a fabric tarp providing cover. There is a steering wheel but, in terms of modern day bells and whistles, not much else. There is no need for brakes, since the entire car is powered by the feet of Fred (or whoever is “driving”). It is a classic vehicle nonetheless and serves as a useful means of transportation for the characters in the Flintstones, although today such a car would be sold as a fitness contraption rather than an automobile. Think about all those calories you could burn as you peddle down the street.
The Wagon Queen Family Truckster – National Lampoon’s Vacation
Belonging to a Chevy Chase family comedy classic, this station wagon has put up with a lot of the hilarious misadventures and is a funny piece of work in its own right. This station wagon is largely based on Ford’s LTD Country Squire, but the designer of the movie car incorporated parts from other vehicles such as Ford’s Crown Victoria into its construction. It also includes some ridiculous qualities fit for a Griswold vacation, like a fuel tank door located in the front passenger side of the fender.
The Breaking Bad RV
Also referred to by character Jesse Pinkman as “the crystal ship”, a reference to The Doors’ song by the same name, this recreational vehicle was purchased with main character Walter White’s life savings – a whopping $7,000. He and his partner, Pinkman, quickly converted this 1986 Fleetwood Bounder into a rolling meth lab that spends most of its time in the desert. This meth-cooking desert camper became a signature piece of the show to many fans.
James Bond’s Aston Martin
James Bond is the envy of everyone – kids want to be him, adults want to drive his car. One of the most classic and sought after cars in cinema history, Bond’s Aston Martin displays a great deal of sophistication as well as rugged masculinity. The Aston Martin DB5 wasn’t actually introduced into the franchise until the third film in the series, Goldfinger (1964). Since then, Aston Martins have appeared in 11 Bond films, spanning a total of half a century.
There are times when we all probably wished we could have one of the awesome cars presented in TV shows and films. If by chance you end up getting behind the wheel of one of these great fictional cars, or any car for that matter, take the necessary steps to protect your car and yourself by purchasing a car insurance policy from Good2Go. All of these vehicles have been through unbelievable damage, but they all were able to bounce back at one point or another. In case of an accident, look into making your rebound just as painless by inquiring about Good2Go’s auto insurance policies. Click here to get a free quote from Good2Go and start the affordable rebound process today.