Top 4 Infamous Halloween Cars
Top 4 Infamous Halloween Cars
You may not associate cars with Halloween (although there isn’t anything more frightening than getting a flat tyre on your way to a big business meeting) but thanks to the wonders of cinema, terrifying cars have become a part of our lives on a handful of occasions.
In preparation for Halloween, we’ve compiled a list of some of cinema’s most haunting, spooky and downright terrifying vehicles.
1958 Plymouth Fury – Christine
‘Christine’ was one of the earliest film adaptations of Stephen King’s work. Despite a stellar cast, the true star of the movie was Christine, a beat-up vintage 1958 Plymouth Fury with a mind of its own. The car, having developed a possessive personality, becomes embroiled in a sinister love triangle that results in deadly consequences.
The Plymouth Fury was produced from 1956 until 1958 as a sub-series of the better-known Plymouth Belvedere. It was sold as a sandstone white two-door hardtop with gold anodised aluminium trim in 1956 and 1957, and a buckskin beige with gold anodised trim in 1958.
In 2015, the original furious Fury was sold in auction for $198,000.
1981 DeLorean DMC 12 – Back to the Future
Probably the most famous movie car on this list, the 1981 DeLorean DMC was relatively unspectacular in and of itself. The DeLorean was the only model ever produced by the DeLorean Motor Company and became notable largely for its disappointing lack of power and performance. Nowadays, ‘DeLorean’ is a household name, remembered overwhelmingly for its role in the 1985 hit ‘Back to the Future’. About 6,500 DeLorean cars were thought to still exist in 2007.
The film follows the adventures of Marty and Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown, the latter of whom builds a time machine from a modified Delorean. Chaos ensues when Marty finds himself stranded in the past and must find his way back to the future.
Ecto-1 – Ghostbusters
Who you gonna call? If you said anything other than Ghostbusters, you clearly haven’t watched the 1984 hit fantasy comedy film starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. Ghostbusters quickly became a cult classic after hitting the big screen. The film, loved by children and adults alike, tells the tale of three scientists in their quest to hunt the paranormal.
Featuring alongside the scientists was the Ecto-1, which quickly became one of the most iconic vehicles in film history. The Ecto-1 was a modified long-wheelbase commercial chassis 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Ambulance conversion. Featuring a long chassis, the original 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor was used as both a funeral car and an ambulance and was available in various colour combinations.
1971 Lincoln Continental – The Car
‘The Car’ is a 1977 American horror film, featuring a series of hit-and-run deaths perpetrated by a heavily customised 1971 Lincoln Continental. The film was influenced by numerous ‘road movies’ at the time but will be remembered for the haunting black car whose headlights glared beneath the fog.
The Lincoln Continental was marketed as a ‘personal luxury car’ and included power steering, vacuum-activated concealed headlamps, and split-bench electronically-adjustable front seats. The upholstery used either standard vinyl or optional leather. The 1970 model featured tinted glass and a 460 cid V8 engine with a thermostatic air cleaner assembly.
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