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Revealed: Top 20 iconic cars of film and TV

Aston Martin DB10 with Daniel Craig from Spectre

James Bond’s Aston Martin DB10 from SPECTRE is the most iconic car in screen history, according to a new study by financial services company, Zopa.

Inspector Morse’s maroon Jaguar Mk2 followed in second place, with Dominic Toretto’s Dodge Charger from The Fast and The Furious in third.

According to the research, Brits are a nation of petrolheads, with nearly a third (32%) admitting they daydream about their favourite car, with Aston Martin the most popular choice, just ahead of Audi and Lamborghini.

More than two thirds (76%) of us would love a top-of-the-range modern car, while 21% would like to own a classic motor.

“We’ve seen so many iconic cars on the screen over the years, and often they’re more memorable than the characters themselves,” said Andrew Lawson of Zopa, which provided loans for one in every 280 cars in the UK in 2017. “It shows how important cars are to a lot of people, almost becoming part of the family.”

The poll also found that most motorists (44%) get a new car every five years, although more than a quarter (26%) are driving a car they have owned for some 10 years.

Top 20 iconic cars of film and TV

1. James Bond’s Aston Martin DB10 (Daniel Craig) – 35%
2. Inspector Morse’s Vintage Jaguar (Inspector Morse) – 14%
3. Dom Toretto’s Dodge Charger (The Fast and The Furious) – 14%
4. Doc Brown’s DeLorean (Back to the Future) – 12%
5. John Steed’s Bentley (The Avengers) – 12%
6. Mr Bean’s Mini (Mr Bean) – 11%
7. Lady Penelope’s Rolls-Royce (Thunderbirds) – 11%
8. Del Boy Trotter’s Reliant Regal van (Only Fools and Horses) – 9%
9. Gene Hunt’s Audi Quattro (Ashes To Ashes) – 9%
10. Lightning McQueen’s Corvette (Pixar’s Cars) – 8%
11. Lotus Seven S II from The Prisoner (The Prisoner) – 6%
12. Bodie and Doyle’s Ford Capri (The Professionals) – 6%
13. Mr Big’s Lincoln Town Car (Sex and The City) – 5%
14. Jack Regan’s Ford Granada (The Sweeney) – 5%
15. Jim Bergerac’s Triumph (Bergerac) – 5%
16. Simon’s Fiat Cinquecento (The Inbetweeners) – 4%
17. Matthew Crawley’s AC Six (Downton Abbey) – 4%
18. Simon Templar’s Volvo P1800 (The Saint) – 4%
19. Basil Fawlty’s Austin 1300 Estate (Fawlty Towers) – 4%
20. Alan Partridge’s Rover 800 (Alan Partridge) – 2%

About Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

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