The Best Classic Cars and Most Famous Cars Revealed!
By: Laura Solloway
Last updated: 08 November 2019
Click4reg have always been intrigued by a little bit of nostalgia. From purchasing a dream car to reuniting with a long lost cherished plate, we love to hear about it. And as car lovers, we’ve recently been on the hunt to find what we think are the best cars of all time.
Plus, now it doesn’t have to be just opinion – what better way to discover than with a study that quizzes participants on their knowledge of different classic cars?
We asked internet users worldwide to identify the make and model of various cars in our quiz. We've also had a bit of fun, with a further quiz to test their knowledge on famous movie cars.
To establish the top classic cars of all time, our quiz went live online to allow people from around the world to test their knowledge. And the results are in!
In first place, Click4reg’s top classic car is the Ferrari Dino – 82% could correctly identify this beauty, perhaps due to its particularly iconic appearance.
Arguably the most recognisable, the Volkswagen Beetle claims second place. Voted the World’s most influential car of the 20th Century, it comes as no surprise that as many as 80% could identify it, making it perhaps the second best classic car of all time.
In third place, is the legendary BMW M1 – with 79% of participants recognising it, the M1 is testament to its manufacturer's reputation as one of the best global car brands.
See the top 20 table of results below, to see where your favourites placed:
As a fun twist, we also created a quiz to reveal the most famous cars from movies!
Correctly guess by 87%, the DMC DeLorean takes first place. Evidently, the Doc’s time machine has been so influential that it is now the most recognisable worldwide.
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In second place is the legendary Batmobile – 85% correctly identified it and the related franchise. And while Batman’s car has changed in appearance over the years, its cultural impact has obviously permeated the world.
Making the top ten famous cars in the world, the next cars and their movies include:
3. Greased Lightning (Grease) – 84%
4. Ectomobile (Ghostbusters) – 83%
5. Wet Nellie (The Spy Who Loved Me) – 82%
6. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (“) – 79%
7. Ford Explorer XLT UN46 (Jurassic Park) – 78%
8. Herbie (The Love Bug) – 75%
9. Aston Martin DB% (Goldfinger) – 75%
10. Volkswagen T2 Microbus (Little Miss Sunshine) – 72%
Alternatively, in last place is the Alfa Romeo 1600 Duetto Spider from The Graduate – it was correctly identified by only 24% of respondents.
In penultimate place is the black Chevrolet Camara SS from Better Off Dead – it appears this classic car’s appeal wasn’t able to match the movie’s generally good consensus, as only 27% of people recognised it.
Taking a closer look at the bottom of the table, it would be hard to call some of these famous movie cars. The worst scoring cars are as follows:
30. The Striped Tomato (Starsky and Hutch) – 44%
31. Austin Mini Cooper (The Italian Job) – 42%
32. Bumblebee (Transformers) – 41%
33. Plymouth Fury (Christine) – 38%
34. Plymouth Belvedere (Tommy Boy) – 37%
35. Audi R8 (Iron Man) – 33%
36. Ford Mustang Mach 1 (John Wick) – 29%
37. Chevrolet Camaro SS (Better Off Dead) – 27%
38. Alfa Romeo 1600 Duetto Spider – 24%
Take a look at the full results below:
Now that the most famous movie cars and best classic cars have been revealed, you're probably going to want to get your hands on one. Well, unfortunately they're very difficult to come by.
There's no need to worry, though, as you can at least fall back on a unique personalised number plate to set yourself apart from everyone else! Contact us today to find your dream plate.