In recent memory, we know of the GM cars in the Micheal Bay directed Transformers movies. Especially Bumblebee. Sci-Fi cinophiles might have recognized the original Cadillac CTS and Escalade EXT in the Matrix: Reloaded‘s epic chase scene back in 2003. The popularity of these movies resulted in special edition variants of the Chevy Camaro, while interest skyrocketed in the pair of new Cadillacs, which helped break the conventional stigma of “grandpa’s Caddy.”
Rewind back a couple decades, and we’ve got Smokey & The Bandit from 1977. The black and gold Pontiac Trans Am featured in the film was so deeply coveted that 15,567 special Black and Gold edition Trans Ams were created for the brand’s 50th anniversary. The car is also one of the most replicated cinema cars on the road today, chances are you know somebody who has one.
Remember the Batmobile from Tim Burton’s Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992)? Would you have guessed that underneath all of that black paint, bat wings and flamethower was a heavily modded Chevy Impala? We sure as hell had no idea.