'Grease' - 1948 Ford Deluxe
The 1971 stage musical "Grease" got a big-screen adaptation in 1978, starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and the late Jeff Conaway as Kenickie. The story of lovers at a 1950s high school was a monster hit, thanks in part to songs like "Summer Nights" and "Greased Lightnin'."
The "Greased Lightnin'" sequence featured Travolta and Conaway dancing on a dilapidated 1948 Ford Deluxe that turns into an "automatic, systematic, hydromatic" dream machine by the song's end. According to Karl Brauer of TotalCarScore.com, this car ranges in price from $10,000 to $50,000, depending on its condition.
'Christine' - 1958 Plymouth Fury
The 1983 horror film "Christine" is about a possessed 1958 Plymouth Fury that goes on a killing spree. According to BoxOfficeMojo.com, the movie debuted at No. 4, just behind "Terms of Endearment," and took in a total domestic gross of only $21 million.
Despite the tepid box office performance, the story and the car are still memorable. Considering that this car was manufactured in a limited run of just over 5,000 units, that's an impressive achievement.
Blues Brothers' - 1974 Dodge Monaco
The 1980 film "The Blues Brothers" tells the story of Jake and Ellwood Blues, musicians who put their old band back together to make money to keep the orphanage where they grew up open. The vehicle they use is a 1974 Dodge Monaco that was once a police cruiser, and it attracts the ire of state troopers, a country and western band, Illinois Nazis and the entire Chicago Police Department.
It's in no sense a classic car, and unless one were customized to look like a disused police cruiser, it is unlikely that anyone would notice the car if they saw it on the street. However, in its incarnation as The Bluesmobile, it is one of the most iconic cars in cinema history.