Movies may fade from memory, but a cool car is forever. The 2003 remake of "The Italian Job" is a case in point. It did so-so box office and got fair-to-middling reviews, but everyone who saw it remembers the stylish Mini Coopers used in the film.
The 2005 film version of "The Dukes of Hazzard" is another example. It was eaten alive by hostile critics, but the movie posters featured a "General Lee" Dodge Charger like the one on the beloved original television show. Its presence on the poster likely sold a few tickets through pure nostalgia alone.
The following list features 10 iconic cars from Hollywood. Some appeared in classic films, while others were featured in movies of lesser esteem. All of them made strong impressions on filmgoers—and even on those who never saw the movie the car was featured in.
Read ahead to see CNBC.com's list of 10 cars from the silver screen whose memories have hung around long after the credits rolled.
By Daniel Bukszpan
Posted 5 March 2013