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The 40 greatest movie cars ever: survey

The iconic Aston Martin DB5 piloted by James Bond in 1964’s Goldfinger has been declared the greatest movie car of all time, according to a new UK survey.

The key term, of course, is UK; the 2000 respondents were unlikely to vote for the Mad Max Interceptor, were they? Either way, the DB5, which has appeared in six more Bond films in the years since - including 2015’s Spectre - topped the poll of the 40 Greatest Movie Cars.

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It's also one of the most valuable classic cars available today. In fact, A DB5 from the 1990s' Bond movie GoldenEye just sold at the Goodwood Festival of Speed for a whopping 1.96 million pounds ($3.4m).

The survey was commissioned by Hyundai, a brand that didn't appear on the list. But executives are clearly hoping that will change, with a Veloster, a Santa Fe and a Kona all starring in the new Marvel film Ant-Man and The Wasp.

The Paragon Panther from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang secured a somewhat surprising second-pace finish, while the De Lorean from Back to The Future, Herbie (The Love Bug) and the new Batmobile from the Christopher Nolan-dircted trilogy round out the top five.

We know what you're thinking; Where's the Interceptor? And how did Eleanor from Gone in 60 Seconds not make the top 10? And we'd agree with you. So check out the full list below then tell us in the comments where they got it right, and we're they definitely, definitely didn't.

1. James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 (James Bond)
2. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - Customised Paragon Panther (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)
3. Doc Brown's DeLorean - 1981 De Lorean DMC-12 Back to the Future Trilogy)
4. Herbie - 1963 Model 117 Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle (Five Herbie movies including 'The Love Bug')
5. Batmobile/Tumbler (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight)
6. James Bond's Lotus Esprit S1 (James Bond - The Spy Who Loved Me)
7. Greased Lightning - 1948 Ford De Luxe (Grease)
8. Charlie's getaway Minis - 1968 Austin Mk I Mini Cooper S (The Italian Job)
9. Ford Mustang GT Fastback (Bullitt)
10. 1960's Batmobile - Customized 1954 Lincoln Futura (Batman: The Movie)
11. Tim Burton's Batmobile (Batman, Batman Returns)
12. The Bluesmobile - 1974 Dodge Monaco with police package (The Blues Brothers)
13. Ecto-1 - 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor (Ghostbusters)
14. Bumblebee' - 1977/2009 Chevrolet Camaro (Transformers)
15. Louise's Thunderbird - 1966 Ford Thunderbird (Thelma & Louise)
16. Iron Man's Audi R8 (Iron Man)
17. Mr. Frye's Ferrari - 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder SWB (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
18. Bandit's Trans Am - 1977 Pontiac Trans Am (Smokey and the Bandit)
19. Robocop's 6000 SUX (Robocop)
20. Christine - 1958 Plymouth Fury (Christine)
21. Dodge Charger (The Fast and The Furious)
22. 1969 Mustang (John Wick)
23. 44 Toyota Supra Mark IV (The Fast and The Furious)
24. 'Eleanor' - 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 (Gone in 60 Seconds)
25. Iron Man's Acura NSX Roadster concept (Avengers Assemble)
26. Lola - 1962 Chevrolet Corvette belonging to S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson (Avengers Assemble)
27. The taxi (Taxi Driver)
28. Ben's Alfa Romeo - 1966 Alfa Romeo 1600 Spider Duetto (The Graduate)
29. Shaggin' Wagon - 1984 Ford Econoline (Dumb and Dumber)
30. Marie's 1989 Mini (The Bourne Identity)
31. Dodge Challenger R/T (Vanishing Point)
32. Ryan Gosling's 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle (Drive)
33. The Gigahorse (Mad Max: Fury Road)
34. Buck's Pussy Wagon - 1997 Chevrolet C-2500 Silverado Fleetside (Kill Bill)
35. Fozzie's uncle's Studebaker - 1951 Studebaker Commander (The Muppet Movie)
36. Pursuit Special - Modified 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT Coupe (Mad Max)
37. The Dude's Gran Torino - 1973 Ford Gran Torino (The Big Lebowski)
38. 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T (Vanishing Point, Death Proof)
39. Garth's Mirth Mobile - 1976 AMC Pacer (Wayne's World)
40. Hank Pym's Triumph Spitfire (Ant-Man)

What's the greatest movie car of all time? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

Andrew Chesterton
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Andrew Chesterton should probably hate cars. From his hail-damaged Camira that looked like it had spent a hard life parked at the end of Tiger Woods' personal driving range, to...
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