We all love a good story as much as we turn heads for that eye-catching vehicle down the street. But have you ever wondered which machines from the fictional realm drove the real world insane and got all of us bent hoping they’d be brought to life by some act of magic (or science)? If you did then here’s ClassicCarLabs’ list of everyone’s top favorites.
Flying Ford Anglia (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets)
We’ve all dreamt of a flying car but one that has the ability to be invisible and survive a killer tree? Now that’s hot! The light blue Flying Ford Anglia 105E Deluxe in the phenomenal blockbuster Harry Potter franchise stole hearts not only of avid Potterheads but car aficionados alike.
The small economy compact car was built in response to the energy crisis after the 1956 closure of the Suez Canal. It rode on a 90.5-inch wheelbase, was powered by a 997 cc inline-four engine, was capable of a top speed of 75 to77 miles per hour and had gas mileage of up to 43 miles per gallon. But that’s real life, in the books and movies it’s enchanted to fit a maximum of 8 people, 6 trunks and 2 owls.
Herbie (The Love Bug)
A car that drives by itself? That’s the dream! But one that’s got the heart of a racing champion and a trusted friend? Even better! Herbie has been a prominent character in five major Disney films before its last appearance in the big screen in 2005. What makes it endearing is that it’s able to feel emotions and has characteristics only exhibited by humans.
The 1963 Volkswagen Beetle is distinguished by red, white and blue racing stripes from front to back bumper, a racing-style number “53” on the front luggage compartment lid, doors, and engine lid, and a yellow-on-black ’63 California license plate with the lettering “OFP 857”.
The Mystery Machine (Scooby Doo)
This vehicle may seem like too simple compared to the first two on this list but for the millenials who grew up and spent most of their childhood in the 90s, it’s “the it” car. It’s spacious, it’s cool and it brings you places where you solve mysteries and kick (criminal) butt!
Classiccarlabs.com also notes of its other useful, practical and pro-detective features. For instance, it comfortably fits tables, chairs and benches at the back. The walls are lined with various computer equipment and paraphernalia with a matching antenna that goes on top of the roof. It even feels like the perfect “I need this” genie as it always manages to have the necessary items that the Mystery Inc team needs like ropes, lanterns, ladders and the like.