Classic Car Crisis or When Teenagers Attack!
By Chris Kavan - 11/27/10 at 12:14 PM CT
Great cars and unruly teens have a pretty rough relationship in films. The cars usually lose. Here then are some great cars that have bravely given their lives for one night or day of fun and freedom.
1) 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California in Ferris Bueller's Day Off - Ferris was right, the car is choice and of course he'd want to take it for a spin. Too bad the garage attendants had the same idea. But it's Cameron, not Ferris, whose the car's Grim Reaper as he kicks it right out of the showroom/garage and into wooded oblivion. Now that is a true shame.
2) Porsche 928 in Risky Business - Even if the car is fixed by the time the film ends, seeing such a sweet ride take a dip in the lake just makes one cringe every time. The reaction at the repair shop is priceless - and the flopping fish are just the cherry on top.
3) 1969 Mercedes-Benz Cabriolet from The Hangover - So what if these guys aren't technically teenagers, they act immature enough! Anyway, from tiger attacks to various car accidents, this Mercedes takes the hits and miraculously keeps on rolling. And hey, it still makes a great wedding gift, no matter the condition.
4) 1972 Cadillac Deville from License to Drive - I'm going old-school 80s for this one in a film that is now totally out of print, which is a shame, because it's such a fun movie. Anyway, you might argue this isn't a "classic" car, but too bad, because the torture it suffers is truly memorable. The BMW at the end is hilarious as well.
5) 1964 Lincoln Continental from Animal House - If you can't trust your brothers, who can you trust? Well, when it comes to your brothers awesome car, perhaps it's better to keep it far, far away from hard-drinking, partying frat boys. You end up smashing it to hell and turning it into a monster car... literally. But don't worry, just say it was stolen and let the insurance handle the rest.
Anyone else want to share fond memories of great cars blown to hell? Dukes of Hazzard, Blues Brothers, The Fast and the Furious - teens aren't the only ones who can destroy cars.