6 January 2005

Top Movie Cars Survey Hits the Big Time

HPN’s survey results of “Hollywood’s Top Movie Cars,” originally included in the Spring 2004 issue of Protection on Wheels,was once again in print — this time in The Wall Street Journal. The December 24 article (in “Hollywood Report” on page W3 if you can get a copy) included the HPN survey results, which originated from an HPN online survey last March. About 10,000 HPN members took the survey. Here’s the excerpt:

“It’s hard to imagine “Dukes” without the General Lee. One survey of nearly 10,000 car enthusiasts by Hagerty Insurance, a Traverse City, Mich., specialist in the car-collector market, ranks it No. 1 in popularity, besting the 1968 Ford Mustang driven by Steve McQueen in “Bullitt,” the Batmobile and James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5…”

The article goes on to discuss the new Dukes of Hazzard movie — which will still star the top winner of our survey, the ’69 Dodge Charger, General Lee. Other winners in our survey included, in order starting with No. 2: ’68 Mustang in Bullitt; Eleanor, the ’67 Shelby in Gone in Sixty Seconds; ’83 souped-up DeLorean in Back to the Future; Batmobile from the Batman TV series; James Bond’s ’63 Aston Martin; ’77 Pontiac Firebird T/A in Smokey and the Bandit; ’63 Volkswagen in The Love Bug; ’74 Ford Torino in Starsky & Hutch; and finally, Black Beauty in the 1966 series Green Hornet.


6 Reader Comments

  • 1
    Andy ontario Canada November 4, 2015 at 21:00
    Knight 2000 from Knightrider, also the Firebird from the Rockford Files.
  • 2
    James Hayton Palm Springs Baby, Ca January 13, 2016 at 23:08
    Shame on the Dukes of Hazard show which reportedly destroyed HUNDREDS of now prized '69 Dodge Chargers! I was told that cars the production team bought that were actually "R/T" models were used, ramped and crushed!
  • 3
    Danny Elmsford, NY February 3, 2016 at 17:15
    General Lee, Starsky car, Batmobile and Black Beauty were actually TV show cars. So if they count as Movie cars...what about Munsters Koach, Dragula, Monkee's Mobile etc.
  • 4
    Loren Moore Michigan February 27, 2016 at 17:24
    The Corvettes of "Route 66." I had just bought a new '60 Corvette, so was thrilled watching the first show and they drove a '60. Todd said his late father bought it for him and he would never get rid of it. Then the next week the new '61 Vettes came out and without a word they are driving a '61. After that they always had a new one when they came out. Nothing said about the different cars. Of course Chevolet was there sponsor!
  • 5
    Gene Hawley KS June 1, 2017 at 09:47
    I always think of the "route 66" show when driving my C3 Corvette, it was a great series. As for the Dukes of Hazard car, I hear the person who bought the surviving car had the confederate flag removed - idiot. Wish any of the shows were as good as the once were - cars included.
  • 6
    Leroy McQuay Jonesboro, AR. June 2, 2017 at 11:54
    The General Lee is my all-time favorite. I purchased a 1970 panther pink Dodge Charger in 1978(for $650). Drove it to see Catherine Bach(Daisy Duke)at the New Orleans Superdome in 1980. Drove the same car to see "Daisy" at Cooter's in Nashville, Tn. in 2014. She signed my car's decklid. Yaay!!! Love her, Love cars!

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