We started the week by asking what Porsches you would choose to fill your dream garage given an unlimited budget. If we're dreaming, we might as well dream big! From their it wasn't a big leap to this post.
We’ve always felt that movies and cars go together like butter and popcorn. Examples that come immediately to mind for us are the 1981 Delorean in Back to the Future; the 1968 Ford Mustang GT390 in Bullitt; the 1958 Plymouth Fury in Christine; the 1963 Volkswagen Beetle from The Love Bug; any of the many wonderful Bond cars from any James Bond film, etc. Well, you get the idea.
Back when we first started FLATSIXES.com we took a poll and wrote a post about the best car movie ever made. If you’re curious, the results of that poll are available for your review. Looking through these older posts, and trying to select the cars to fill our dream garage, got us to thinking about Porsche and the movies. The problem, as we see it, is their just aren’t enough famous movie Porsches. Sure, we’ve seen lots of glimpses of Porsche in the movies over the years, but not really memorable or starring roles.
Here the short list of the more memorable roles we could think of:
The Gulf Liveried 917K in Le Mans
The Porsche 928 from Risky Business
The 3.6 Turbo from Bad Boys
Sally-the animated ‘02 996 from the movie Cars
We said it was a short list! We might be missing one or two, but we don’t think there are that many that fit the criteria for this post: memorable or starring. Are we missing any? Let us know.
Maybe it’s time for Porsche to do some more work on their product placement? If James Bond can drive a BMW, there’s no reason we can’t see him in a Porsche.