7 Most Unforgettable Fictional Cars
When we were kids, we never really fantasized about getting behind the wheel of a Lamborghini Countach or any of the sports cars that twentysomething guys drooled over more than two decades ago. All we really cared about was solving mysteries with Scooby and the Gang in The Mystery Machine, winning races with Herbie, or fighting crime while fiddling with KITT’s “Turbo Boost” button. For a 9-year-old during those times, these were the only vehicles that mattered, even if they didn’t really exist. And for many people in their mid-30s today, the seven cars listed below are just some of the most unforgettable fictional cars they’ve ever had to drive in their heads.
1. The Flintmobile
So what if this car had no engine or brakes? It got Fred Flintsone et. al wherever they wanted to go, and that was good enough for us then.
2. The A-Team Van
Nothing was more exciting than hearing this show’s theme with shots of the 1983 GMC G-Series van hurtling through the air then seeing Murdock or Faceman emerge from the back firing automatic weapons at pursuing bad guys. Good times, good times.
3. The Mystery Machine
It’s called The Mystery Machine not only because Scooby and the Gang use it to solve mysteries, but also because it’s a mystery how such a regular-sized van managed to accommodate the entire Harlem Globetrotters team on top of Shaggy, Velma, Fred, Daphne and that cowardly Great Dane.
Who would ever forget a murderous 1958 Plymouth Fury?
This was a car that kids probably bugged their parents to have in their garage, without much success. Too bad parents didn’t realize that the talking, bulletproof, speedy and armed-to-the teeth Pontiac Trans Am would have made a damn fine babysitter.
6. The Delorean
Its time-traveling features in the “Back to the Future” film trilogy easily make it one of the coolest fictional cars of all time.
Herbie remains one of the most recognizable and adorable Volkswagen Beetles ever, Lindsay Lohan remake notwithstanding.
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