10 Real Cars Inspired by Cartoons

1The Mystery Machine (Scooby-Doo)

In the summer of 2002, Lou and Steve Raguse painted an old van into a replica of the Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine. Raguse’s paint job was so realistic that they decided to paint two more vans to sell.


2Mach 5 (Speed Racer)

From the amazing cartoon series, Speed Racer comes an actual, real life Mach 5 car. One of the most famous and recognized cars in the world! This real life car was built by custom car builder Mark Towle. And you can actually rent the car for special events!


3Batmobile (Batman)

One of the Batmobiles from the sixties television series was sold for $233,000. After the series zoomed to popularity, the producers of the show commissioned a number of replicas for promotional use. This is Batmobile number six, and one of the functional models.


4Ecto-1 (Ghostbusters)

This is the 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor ambulance limo that was transformed by Universal Studios into the Ecto-1 Ghostbusters car.

But actually, the cartoon was inspired by the movie “Ghostbusters” created in 1984. Thanks to Jayson for the tip!


5Turtle Van (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

The Ninja Turtles Van (or Party Wagon, as it is sometimes referred to) is what the A-Team van would look like if it made sweet love to a tortoise. Fully equipped with a wide range of weapons and defense mechanisms, this is a transformed News Ch 6 mobile. Some hardcore fans have constructed their own Turtle vans, like the man of the picture above.


6Optimus Prime (Transformers)

The truck is well-equipped with Optimus Prime accessories, like a voice-activated alarm system with Optimus Prime’s voice from the movie, a 17? LCD DVD player, a Bluetooth CD stereo system with satellite Radio capability, a new memory foam mattress in the sleeper, chrome pedals with rubber flames, two-tone blue/red flames in the interior and exterior, and an overall new paint job. It even has the Transformers logo on the front and Transformers bedsheets in the sleeper!


7Mater (Cars)

Many people have seen the films made by Pixar, especially the movie “Cars”. These are cartoon characters of course, and yet, if we look at EP Industries run by the great Eddie Paul, he can transform these cartoon cars into real vehicles. So that means, you will see Mater the tow truck, Sally Carrera the Porsche 911 and the Lightning McQueen, which is the Pontiac Trans Am, all converted into the real thing!


8Wacky Races

We’re pretty sure that many of you remember the Hanna-Barbera’s “Wacky Races” cartoon series. A full set of 11 real-life Wacky Races vehicles ‘invaded’ the English city of Chichester in West Sussex in anticipation of their annual outing at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. It was the first time these vehicles have been driven on public roads.


9Donald Duck's Car

Now Donald Duck’s Car has taken a leap outside the comic world to become a real automobile, sure to capture the attention of lady ducks as it cruises down the street. It has exactly the same features, including the “313? license plate which is Donald Duck’s birthday: March 13. The car is not very spacious though as it only fits a couple of tiny people. But of course, we all know that in the cartoon, many ducks crammed into the car.


10The Flintstones

The car of The Flintstones was in the MegaCon 2010, with the company of other TV cars like the Mach 5, the ectomobile, and others…


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