Lights, Camera, Chevy! 5 Iconic Chevys from Hollywood

By: Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers | December 6, 2017
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When it comes to American pop culture, there are few things more reflective of that idea than cars and movies. When we think of our “dream cars,” we sometimes think of a car we saw in a movie or T.V. show and how the image of that car meant something to us. Maybe it represented freedom of spirit or maybe we just thought it looked freaking cool. Either way, thanks to Hollywood, images of these cars are burned into our minds forever and these five Chevys will go down in history as true American icons.

‘60s Era Corvette Convertible – Route 66 (1960-64)


1961 Corvette Convertible.

This 1960s T.V. show starred Martin Milner as Tod Stiles and George Maharis as Buz Murdock, two men on the cross-country road trip of their lives. The duo drive Chevrolet Corvette convertibles from multiple model years through all their travels. What’s cool about Route 66 is that each episode was set in a new town in America and filming took place on location, so everyone that worked on the show saw more than their fair share of the country! Talk about a road trip!

1990 Lumina – Days of Thunder (1990)

A lot of people refer to Days of Thunder as “Top Gun but with cars” and that’s thanks to star Tom Cruise, action and camaraderie. In it, Cruise plays NASCAR racer Cole Trickle. After proving himself to Chevrolet dealership owner Tim Daland, he is equipped with a tricked out Chevy Lumina to race in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series.

Impala/1970 Corvette – Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992)

Tim Burton made his mark on the Batman franchise and superhero films in general with 1989’s Batman and then followed it up with Batman Returns in 1992. Burton’s Batmobile was built on the chasis of an Impala with a Chevy V8 engine and the design was based on a 1970 Corvette body (with obvious modifications).

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1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS.

1970 Chevelle SS – The Fast and the Furious (2001)

2001’s The Fast and the Furious introduced us to a world of action-packed racing. There are a lot of fast cars pulling off insurmountable stunts all at the hands of Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and team. A lot of fans of the franchise will love to see their dream cars in action, but in a post-credits scene for the movie that started it all, viewers can see Toretto driving a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS through Baja California, Mexico.

1977 and 2006 Camaro (Concept) – Transformers (2007)


2010 Chevrolet Camaro Transformers Special Edition.

As the most recent film on this list, most of you will remember Bumblebee from the Transformers film franchise and the yellow Camaro the character’s design was based on. Bumblebee originally assumes the form of a 1977 Camaro, but when Mikaela Banes (Megan Fox) insults Bumblebee for being a “piece of crap Camaro,” Bumblebee slams on the breaks, kicks Sam and Mikaela out of the car and drives away. A few seconds later, Bumblebee passes a much more modern Camaro, copies the design using Autobot technology and transforms his appearance. It’s a shame, really. I liked the vintage look.