Quiz: Can you name the movie car from its number plate?

How many of these cinematic motors can you identify from just their registration?

Wednesday, 27th January 2021, 5:30 pm
Name the movie car

Most car fans can identify at least a handful of famous screen cars. Whether it's the Duke boys’ General Lee, Mad Max's Interceptor or the Italian Job's Minis, a quick glance at their sillhouettes is enough to identify them.

But how many people pay attention to minor details such as the registration number of movie motors?

To find out, dealer chain Peter Vardy has put together a quiz asking car and movie nuts to identify the cinematic cars and the films in which they appear from just their number plates.

An easy one to start.

We’ve picked out 10 of our favourites for you to try.

Ecto-1 or the Ectomobile from 1984's Ghostbusters. A 1959 Cadillac ambulance/hearse built by coachworkers Miller-Meteor
Can you name the film?
The Bluesmobile from 1980's Blues Brothers. A 1974 Dodge Monaco ex-police car which, according to Elwood Blues has "a cop motor, cop tyres, cop suspension"
A timeless classic
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The eponymous flying car from the 1968 musical written by Roald Dahl and based on a book by Ian Fleming
Which movie car does this feature on?
The Mirthmobile from 1992's Wayne's World. It's a 1976 AMC Pacer and the original film car sold for $34,000 in 2017. Excellent!
Recognise this one?
This plate adorned the luckless flying Ford Anglia 105E Deluxe which made a brief but memorable appearance in the second Harry Potter film
What's the film?
A fitting plate for the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California owned by the father of neurotic Cameron in 1986's Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Which historical film does this feature on?
One of the most iconic film cars ever - the DeLorean DMC-12 turned into a time machine by Back to the Future's Doc Brown. Great to look at but just wait until it hits 88mph
Name that film
Maybe the most recognisable movie motor ever is Herbie, a 1963 VW Beetle with a mind of its own which has featured in six films, including 1968's The Love Bug, and a short-lived 1980s TV series
Spot the doggy connection
The utterly ridiculous Mutt Cutts van driven by Harry Dunne, one half of Dumb and Dumber's idiotic duo. Under all that fur is a 1984 Ford Econoline panel van
Where does this plate crop up?
Nicholas Cage's object of obsession in the 2000 remake of Gone in 60 Seconds is this 1967 Mustang Shelby GT500, known as Eleanor