26. 1948 Tucker Sedan
> Film: Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
> Genre: Drama
> Starring: Jeff Bridges, Joan Allen, Martin Landau
Francis Ford Coppola directed this little-heralded story about entrepreneur Preston Tucker, who takes on the big automobile makers with an innovative vehicle called the “Car of Tomorrow.” It had four-speed manual, electronic pre-select transmission, pop-out safety glass windshield, and padded dashboard and doors, among other features. The company was sunk by allegations of fraud, and only 51 cars were ever made. Coppola used 21 of them during the film.
27. 1949 Buick Roadmaster Convertible
> Film: Rain Man (1988)
> Genre: Drama
> Starring: Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman
The 1949 Buick Roadmaster convertible stars in “Rain Man” along with A-list actors Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman, the latter of whom won an Oscar as the austistic savant brother of Cruise.
28. 1970 Dodge Charger
> Film: The Fast and the Furious (2001)
> Genre: Action
> Starring: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Paul Walker
This is the car that helped launch one of cinema’s most successful franchises. This beast was so powerful that Vin Diesel’s character Dominic Toretto was intimidated by it. Diesel duels Paul Walker (driving a Supra) in the movie’s climactic race scene. Another Charger appeared in the 1970s cult favorite “Dirty Mary Crazy Larry.”
29. 1992 Ford Explorer XLT UN46
> Film: Jurassic Park (1993)
> Genre: Sci-fi, drama
> Starring: Sam Neill, Richard Atttenborough, Jeff Goldblum
The 1992 Ford Explorer XLT UN46 that tooled around Jurassic Park with Richard Atttenborough’s screen grandkids featured panorama glass roofs and high-tech information systems. Six cars were beaten up in the film and filled three dumpsters with parts. The Tyrannosaurus rex came fully loaded, too.
30. 1993 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6
> Film: Bad Boys (1995)
> Genre: Crime, action
> Starring: Martin Lawrence and Will Smith
Martin Lawrence and Will Smith play two narcotics detectives on the job in Miami. The Porsche 911, lent by director Michael Bay, was used in the opening scene of the film. Fewer than 1,500 1993 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6’s were ever built.