Ford, being a household name in the automotive industry, maintained a legacy. Its cars highlight elegance, quality and performance that make them great investments for buyers. With these features, Ford cars also became among the most featured vehicles in films.
Custom-built or not, Ford cars possess features that the camera loves and suit specific film characters. The following are some of Ford’s notable appearances in movies.
Released in 1968, the dramatic thriller movie, Bullitt, featured high-speed car chase with a Ford Mustang. Starring Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, and Jacqueline Bisset, this film hit the big time in box office together with the freshly launched Ford vehicle.
The 1973 Ford XB Falcon GT351 called Pursuit Special became Max Rockatansky’s trusted ally after almost losing his sanity due to horrible events occurring in his life. Starring Mel Gibson, the 1979 film, Mad Max, became a top-grossing film of that time despite its low production budget.
The seminal musical film of 1978 featured two Fords. First, the automatic, systematic, hydromatic Greased Lightning is a maroon 1948 Ford Convertible. The other Ford is a 1948 De Luxe Convertible, which is white in color and highlighted in the race scene. With John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John as leads, the film gained utmost popularity together with the Ford Convertibles.
Bonnie and Clyde
Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway starred in the 1967 crime film portraying the lives of Bonnie and Clyde, the infamous outlaws of the 1930s. Featuring a 1932 Ford V-8 replica is essential in the film because history states that the couple drove the same car model during their active days as criminals and even dying inside it after being set up for an ambush. The replica used in the film is preserved and showcased in the National Museum of Crime & Punishment.
Dumb & Dumber
The 1984 Ford Ecoline went low profile in this film by donning a furry dog cover, making it a standout vehicle in 1994. Its uniqueness made it one of the most iconic vehicles designed for films.
Gone in 60 Seconds
Hardcore Nicolas Cage fans surely know who Eleanor is in the film. The 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby, although being an automobile, somewhat gathered quite a number of fans, thanks to its Eleanor character in the film released in 2000.
The remake of the 1998 French film of the same title features a 1999 Ford Crown Victoria as Queen Latifah’s taxi. Belle, the main character of the film, dreamed of being a NASCAR racer and gave way to her passion after obtaining her taxi driver’s license. This taxi is a highly modified car with interchangeable plates, super speed, automatic transmission, prop blower, and other parts that contribute to its lightning fast speed. How fast was it? Well, Belle just received $100 from her first passenger, who said that she’ll get the full amount if she can drive him to the airport in 15 minutes. She got the full amount after dropping the passenger off within nine minutes.
Ford cars, regardless of the model year, make and body, have the star potential that matches specific characters. These are just a handful of films from more than thousands of films where you can spot the brand’s vehicles. See the full lineup of Ford vehicles at your local dealership or online at tindolford.com.