Classic car film favourites announced.

AutoTrader NZ
Published 3 September 2020

In celebration of the best classic motoring films of all time, over 1700 fans voted for their favourites in six categories:  favourite classic motoring movie; favourite classic car in the movies, favourite classic bike in the movies, favourite classic car chase, favourite classic in television and the classic they would most like to see on the big screen.

The Italian Job and Bullitt took first and second place in the favourite classic motoring movie category.  The Aston Martin in Goldfinger and Mini in The Italian Job were voted favourite classic cars in the movies with the Triumph in The Great Escape and the Harley Davidson in Easy Rider voted favourite classic motorbikes in the movies.  The Mini chase in The Italian Job and the Dodge Charger chase in Bullitt were voted first and second in the favourite car or bike chase category.  The Jaguar MK2 in Inspector Morse and the Audi Quattro in Ashes to Ashes were the favourite classic vehicles on television, while the E Type Jaguar and Mini Cooper were the most popular requests for classics to star on screen.

Q1 Favourite classic motoring movie?
1. The Italian Job
2. Bullitt
3. Le Mans
4. Genevieve
5. Ronin
6. Herbie
7. Ghostbusters
7. Gone in 60 Seconds
9. Back to the Future
10. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Q2. Favourite classic car in a movie?
1. Aston Martin, James Bond Goldfinger
2. Mini, Italian Job
3. Mustang, Bullitt
4. Delorean, Back to the Future
5. Beetle, Herbie
6. Dodge Challenger, Vanishing Point
7. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
8. Porsche, Le Mans
9. Ectol, Ghostbusters
10. Batmobile

Q3. Favourite classic motorbike in a movie?
1. Triumph, Great Escape
2. Harley Davidson, Easy Rider
3. Indian, World’s Fastest Indian
4. 1950 6T Triumph TB, Wild One
5. Harley Davidson, Electra Glide in Blue
6. Captain America, Easy Rider
7. Vespa, Quadrophenia
8. Lambretta, Quadrophenia
9. Chopper, Easy Rider
10. Ducati, Mission Impossible 2

Q4. Favourite classic car or bike chase?
1. Mini chase in The Italian Job
2. Dodge Charger, Bullitt
3. Ford Mustang, Bullitt
4. Ronin
5. Mini, French Connection
6. Dodge Challenger, Vanishing Point
7. The Great Escape
8. Aston Martin DB5, Goldfinger
9. Blue Brothers, Mount Prospect Police Car
10. Cannonball Run, Lamborghini

Q5. Favourite classic car or bike on TV?
1. Jaguar MK 2, Inspector Morse
2. Audi Quattro, Ashes to Ashes
3. Dodge Charger, Dukes of Hazzard
4. Ford Cortina, The Sweeney
5. Mini, Mr Bean
6. Batmobile
7. A-Team van
8. Reliant Van, Only Fools and Horses
9. Bentley, The Avengers
10. Volvo P1800, The Saint

Q5. Which classic vehicle would you like to see on TV?
1. E Type Jaguar
2. Mini Cooper
3. Ferrari 250 GTO
4. Opel Manta
6. Fiat 500
7. Ferrari F40
8. Datsun 2402
9. VW Beetle
10. Sunbeam Tiger