Ten cars we all (secretly) wish we owned!
“Wait a minute, Doc. Are you telling me that you built a time machine… out of a DeLorean?!”- Marty Mcfly- Back to the Future.
After numerous hours †watching films on Saturday afternoons or at Christmas whilst having some kind of trifle, you may have wondered what it would be like to own a super awesome car.
However fictional some of them may be, you can’t help but imagine what it would be like to cruise around the nearest ring road and have everyone look at you. After a few lunchtime conversations I realised that fantasising about owning a cool car is a popular pastime for both men and women.
We have put together a list of cars which people would like to own, even if you only wanted them when you were young these cars will still get your heart racing. †So from the down-right ridiculous to the more subtle vehicles, here goes. Don’t judge, just accept that these cars are boss and blow your Nissan Navara off the M6, actually scratch that, the map!
“AHH the Mirth Mobile”or known to us mere mortals as a†1976 AMC Pacer.
Yes, this car is a strange shape, yes it may not be that cool and yes it looks like a strange microwave but it taught us a number of things which have shaped the way we guide our own children today, when helping them find their own first car.
This car is so uncool that it actually goes right round the scale and becomes a thing of beauty. The Mirth Mobile †represents that first lovely car you drove around, with all your friends squashed in. No matter what car you own when you pass your test, or whilst you are young and carefree it is still a revelation to be able to drive yourself anywhere. If you owned this vehicle even today people would still know which film it was from and reminisce!
If you owned this car it’s a given that you have to play Bohemian Rhapsody loudly and have your friends banging their heads together on the back seats. This car stands for everything I love, no matter how uncool your car you can always party in it, as long as you have a tape deck (what are these?!) and your best mates! We salute you Garth and Wayne!
N.B Double denim, tie dye denim, Van Halen t-shirts and even triple denim are totes acceptable to be worn whilst driving this car.
Staring David Hasselhoff everyone knows about his infamous car KITT which liked a good chinwag. †KITT is the original car with attitude other than Christine but we’ll get to that later. KITT was a 1982 Pontiac Trans Am which doesn’t really mean anything, but come on, who doesn’t want a car which speaks and is female. KITT is a highly intelligent computer which is installed into the Pontiac.
KITT was seriously cool back in 1982 when David Hasslehoff drove it with its glowing red lights. It was also cool to lean out of the sunroof on more serious missions. You may not need to lean out of the sunroof but that doesn’t mean that you don’t want to. Well, we want to, which makes KITT even more alluring.
Starsky and Hutch’s 1976 Ford Gran Torino.
This car suited David Michael Starsky and Kenneth ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson right down to their orangey red leather jackets.
The Torino was produced in 1976 and 193,096 units were sold making it incredibly popular. Imagine being lucky enough to own one when Starsky and Hutch were still slamming round bends in this beauty. You would actually make the bee’s knees jealous. Not only is this car memorable it still continues to cause a commotion with motor enthusiasts fighting over who has the best replica paint job or the tightest leather jacket, I’m pretty sure the perm should have died with the series though.Want to get your hands on one of these cars? No challenge, there are hundreds of dedicated Torino enthusiasts still posting ads to sell their prized possession usually for under £7,000.
‘Dominic Toretto’s’ 1970 Dodge Charger in ‘The Fast and the Furious’
Watching the television one night, you saw an advert for a street drag racing film which featured Paul Walker and Vin Diesel. You’re sold. You immediately need to see this film. You may not admit it now but when it first hit the TV you wanted to be able to drift around corners and be an undercover cop. Once you’ve eaten your popcorn, seen women in micro shorts and held your breath as the two main characters tear through dark streets, you decide you need Toretto’s Dodge Charger.
The thought that goes through your mind is that if you owned this car then you would instantaneously get hot chicks, be able to wear a vest without looking like a try hard and take on a Latino accent. The black Dodge Charger is the pinnacle of a mans mans car’ or is it? Driving at high speeds everywhere like you’ve stolen it, doesn’t make you cool. If I owned this car I would drive it slowly in the day so that as many people as possible could admire its beauty, not at night over the Mexican boarder. Vin Diesel is the only man who can rock a vest and not look like someone from The Only Way Is Essex.
Chromed/ wrapped cars- no model in particular, but any super car which is shinier than the sun.
Any car covered in Chrome. Not a Ford Escort but basically any super car which has been covered in some kind of shiny paint or material usually makes us froth at the mouth. If a chromed-up car was a person it would be Iron Man, ostentatious, selfish and extremely good looking. A number of footballers have these cars and are not afraid to show them to the world. Driving around in this car would distract people from those bad hair days we all have, although once you have one people would surely†recognise you.
Justin Bieber is one of the latest celebrities to jump onto this train with his Fisker which was given to him as a present from his manager which is covered in chrome and looks far too nice to be driven by a teen who probably can’t even drive a manual. Closer to the pond is Stoke City’s Jermain Pennant’s chrome Aston Martin which I’ve seen in the flesh and I have to admit that it’s stunning. I had to focus on the road though or I would have been drawn towards it like a moth to a flame.
The Delorean from Back to the Future.
This car travels back in time and will be stuck in your memory forever, as will the flux capacitor. Dr Emmett ‘Doc Brown’to guide you on your journey.
If you are interested in purchasing one of these 80′s wonders then you can buy a mint condition Delorean for under £20,000. It may be a bit pricey if you aren’t going to be driving it everyday. Mercedes are beautiful but I know that more people who use Instagram would be taking pictures of your car if you owned a Delorean.
This film has more than one vehicle for you to crave. Lets take one step back to when ‘Sam Witwicky ‘purchases the 1977 Chevrolet Camaro which looks somewhat dishevelled, yet you still would, wouldn’t you? Just as you think this car couldn’t be any cooler it transforms into a giant friendly robot from the planet ‘Cybertron’ and then mimics a passing car. The car which it mimics is a bright yellow Chevrolet 2006 Camaro Concept which you have to agree looks like every young boys dream car. Anything yellow or red is already a winner with those wanting to draw attention to themselves.
Throughout the Transformers trilogy ‘Bumblebee’ continues to get upgrades. In the second film ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’ the Camaro gets new alloys which were actually said to be made of hub caps and dons a custom made bumper. In the third film Transformers: Dark of the Moon, ‘Bumblebee’ is now more refined making the transformation to a †Camaro SS in an amber hue. The last film released also ended openly with room for a fourth Transformers film, who knows what other upgrades Bumble Bee is in store for ?
James Bond’s Invisible car from Die Another Day
Driving on a frozen lake in a silver Aston Martin Vanquish is a normal day at the office for James Bond, until it turns invisible. Dun dun durrrr! The cloaking device is more of an added extra than we need in our daily lives. The Aston Martin is beautiful but imagine if you could get your hands on the imaginary technology to cloak your car, so that no one could see you when you drive down the hard shoulder whilst on your way to work. Imagine turning the invisibility on when you see someone †you that you would rather not see.This would solve many awkward moments!
Possibly the best invention ever, which we all need it our lives, especially when you didn’t quite see that speed camera…
James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5
This is one, if not the THE most beautiful car ever driven like a mad man by James Bond. The luxury car was released in 1963 and the DB was originally named after David Brown who was the Head of Aston Martin from 1947- 1972. The car is possibly the most famous James Bond vehicle and the one people still talk about. I asked a couple of guys here what car they would have and the DB5 cropped up first.
The car was launched into stardom in the 1964 film Goldfinger and driven like a true gent by the very popular Sean Connery. Goldfinger was his third Bond film and he continued to play Bond another 4 times afterwards. If you could be any man then you would probably be James Bond not just because of his exquisite choice in cars but also because he always gets the girls. Even though James Bond has no super powers his super charm and taste for danger make his character much more attractive than Superman.
The Aston Martin DB5, Q branch edition had several tweaks to give it that Junoesque! Some of these useful tweaks were revolving licence plates, spinning hub cabs which also doubled up as tire slashers, a rear bullet proof window for those car chases, passenger ejector seats and an arsenal of oil to be sprayed via the concealed sprays.
Unfortunately not everyone has mates like Q which leaves us at a loss when it comes to spinning our number plates to avoid speed cameras. Never the less this car is desirable without the extras.
The next car needs no introductions because it speaks for it’s self.
The Batmobile is the official automobile of DC Comic’s character Batman. The Batmobile has gone through many changes over the years not only through the comic books but also through the films. One of the most recent was released in July this year and stormed the box office with record sales. The first Batmobile to be featured in the TV series was reported to have cost $250,000 in 1955 which was a hell of a lot of money back then. The first edition is a far cry from the 2012 version which storms through the streets of Gotham like a bear with a sore head.
The first ever Batmobile I saw was featured in Batman Forever where George Clooney played the chiselled superhero. Whilst looking at the Batmobile from these films I didn’t take much of a shine to it however when I watched the Dark Knight I fell in love with the Batmobile, which has a totally different design and feel than that of previous Batmobiles. It’s more chunky and seems much more practical than previous models. It looks like it could plough through walls and could be a legitimate army vehicle like those we see on the news.
This short video produced by DC Comics shows a short history of the Batmobile and includes the Batmobile Tumbler.
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