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10 of the Most Famous Cars in Movies

10 of the Most Famous Cars in Movies

What classic car enthusiast doesn’t love watching a movie with a wild, rip-roaring chase scene or a loud, growling drag race? What car aficionado doesn’t pay more attention to the car and its specs in a movie rather than the plot? Here we are going to pay homage to those movie-watching car lovers by taking a look at 10 of the Most Famous Cars in Movies.

10. 1972 Ford Gran Torino – Gran Torino (2008):

The Shelby GT500 Mustang

In the mid to late 1960s, famed race car driver and automotive designer Carroll Shelby created high-performance versions of the legendary Ford Mustang. These cars would be known as the Shelby GT350 and the GT500. The Shelby GT500 Mustang, introduced in 1967, offered the signature muscle car styling of the Mustang with Shelby modifications for increased performance.

The 1967 Shelby GT500 featured an unusually large and quite powerful engine for a compact muscle car; a 428-cid monster rated at 355 horsepower due in part to various alterations made by Shelby. A few models received the potent Ford 427 V-8. It came with both four-speed manual and three-speed automatic transmission options. The interior design on the GT500 was largely shared with the Ford Mustang GT, and power steering and air conditioning were offered as upgrade options.