One of our favourite subjects here at the Fresh 80’s studio, the best cars from films during the 80’s. So many spring to mind… See what has made our top ten list.

10. Lamborghini Countach – Cannonball Run (1981)

Proper Athena poster material. Opening credits couldn’t get much better car wise than the sight and sound of that huge rear spoilered Countach noisily laying waste to tarmac in a game of cat and mouse with the po-lice. Every 80’s boy’s fantasy car, the Lamborghini Countach stared in the epic car movie with the heavy hitters Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Jackie Chan, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr and of course superhero “Captain Chaos”.

9. Yellow 1948 Ford Super DeLuxe – The Karate Kid (1984)

Mr. Miyagi delivered the memorable “wax on, wax off” lesson in front of it & Daniel-san used it on his date with Ali. The date in the Ford is a fitting climax to the growth of the main character in a film in which classic cars were essential parts of the story. The first look at Mr. Miyagi’s yard told the audience that classic cars were as much a part of his life as karate.

8. Porsche 928 – Risky Business (1983)

Dubbed the ‘most famous Porsche 928 in the world,’ according to many Porsche enthusiasts. The 1979 Porsche driven by Tom Cruise featured in the chase scene by Guido the pimp in the 1983 hit film Risky Business. The 928 is a definite favourite at Fresh 80’s, with a regular look on eBay at what is available at the moment, and this seemingly timeless looking classic will set you back at least £10,000 for a decent condition one… here hoping one crops up in the near future that tempts one of us.

7. Ferrari 308 GTS – National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)

One of the great scenes from the National Lampoon series, Christie Brinkley (three consecutive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covers through 1981) is the blond behind the wheel of the Ferrari 308 GTS. The 2-seater sports car was manufactured by the Italian company Ferrari from 1975 to 1985. We often listen to an 80’s movie at the studio, and you can guarantee one of us will try to find this moment on YouTube as we come to this bit in National Lampoon’s Vacation.

6. Mercury Marquis – Uncle Buck (1989)

5. Bluesmobile 1974 Dodge Monaco – The Blues Brothers (1980)

Dan Aykroyd, co-writer of The Blues Brothers stated that he chose the 440 Dodge Monaco because he considered it to be the hottest car used by police during the 1970s. The brothers use the Bluesmobile to evade pursuers in a number of high-speed chases throughout the film, culminating in a race to Chicago after the band’s performance north of the city.

4. The Family Truckster – National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)

3. Ferrari 250 GT California – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

2. Ecto-1 – Ghostbusters (1984)

The 1959 Cadillac was the vehicle that the Ghostbusters used to travel throughout New York City busting ghosts. The vehicle used for the Ecto-1, built by the Miller-Meteor company, was bought by Dr. Ray Stantz shortly after he mortgaged his mother’s house to buy the Firehouse. Every time you hear that music and the sirens on their journey to the Sedgewick Hotel, it makes you feel good!

1. DeLorean DMC-12 – Back to the Future (1985)