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The greatest cars in film: CAR's top 40

Published: 27 October 2008

CAR today reveals the top 40 greatest cars in film history – as voted by you. We asked 1650 readers for their favourite motoring movie moments and today we publish your top ten. Click on our new Cars In Movies section to read CAR's review of the top car movies, watch video clips from the silver screen, test your car anorak trivia and add your own reviews.

We've been counting down the from 40 to 11 over the weekend and today we announce the winner. After plenty of late voting, the results were much closer than we originally anticipated... Browse our list on the links below and click on the button below to go to our Cars In Movies section to debate the merits of each film. 

We've now fixed the 'Add comment' function on each story, so you can discuss our top 40 and leave your own reviews.

The top 40 countdown: The Greatest Cars in Film History

40) Plymouth Valiant - Duel
39) Lamborghini Countach - Cannonball Run
38) Chevrolet Stepside Pick-up - The Driver
37) Aston Martin V8 - The Living Daylights
36) Jaguar MkII - Withnail and I
35) GMC Van - The A-Team
34) '55 Chevy - Two-Lane Blacktop
33) Ford Gran Torino - Starsky and Hutch
32) Citroen Traction Avant - Diva
31) Plymouth Fury - Christine

30) Jean-Paul Sarti's F1 Ferrari - Grand Prix
29) BMW 535i - Ronin
28) Volvo P1800 - The Saint
27) Ferrari F430 Spider - Miami Vice
26) Lamborghini Miura - Italian Job
25) Dodge Monaco - Blues Brothers
24) Citroen XM/Peugeot 605 - Ronin
23) Mini - Bourne Identity
22) Ferrari 275 GTB4 - Rendezvous
21) Lamborghini Murcielago - The Dark Knight

20) Citroen 2CV - For Your Eyes Only
19) Pontiac Trans Am - Smokey & The Bandit
18) Dodge Charger - Dukes of Hazzard
17) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
16) Batmobile - Batman
15) Alfa Spider - The Graduate
14) Pontiac Firebird - Knight Rider
13) Ford Falcon - Mad Max
12) VW Beetle - Herbie
11) Aston Martin DBS - Casino Royale

10) Dodge Challenger R/T - Vanishing Point
9) Audi S8 - Ronin
8) Porsche 917 - Le Mans
7) Ferrari 250 GT California - Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
6) Ford Mustang GT500 - Gone In 60 Seconds 
5) Lotus Esprit - The Spy Who Loved Me
4) De Lorean - Back to the Future
3) Mini - Italian Job (1969)
2) Ford Mustang - Bullitt
1) Aston Martin DB5 - Goldfinger

Our poll coincides with the launch of the new James Bond movie, Quantum of Solace (see the trailer here). In the new December 2008 issue of CAR Magazine, also out next week on Wednesday 29 October, we drive the actual 007 Aston Martin DBS on location in Italy. PLUS! We profile the worst Bond cars over the past 46 years.

By Tim Pollard

Editorial director of CAR's digital publishing arm. Motoring news magnet