In honor of National Car Collector Appreciation Day (July 10), Costume Discounters has compiled a list of cars we think that any red-blooded human being would love to add to his or her collection.
No gimmicks here! Fred Flintstone‘s signature ride runs solely on foot power. Its one bright side? With this baby, you can skip leg day at the gym.
9. Mystery Machine
Can you picture any automobile better for family vacations than the one used by Scooby-Doo and his pals? It’s super spacious, and we’d like to imagine that it’s filled to the roof with snacks.
7. Flying Ford Anglia
The Weasleys family Muggle car proved itself pretty helpful in the Harry Potter series when Ron used it to bail Harry out of Privet Drive. Selfishly, we’d use it for joy rides around Hogwarts.
8. Jurassic Park Jeep
Yeah, we know… The allure of this Jeep is that it finds itself in the middle of a theme park that houses dinosaurs. Even still, if it can escape a pack of velociraptors, imagine how fun it could be on an open road.
6. Lightning McQueen
KA-CHOW! We could list all of the awards Lightning has won, but isn’t his charity work for the cars in Radiator Springs enough for you to want to take him for a drive? Imagine the late-night cow-tipping adventures.
5. James Bond’s Aston Martin
There are a few variations of 007’s wheels, but we prefer the bad boy from 1964’s Goldfinger. Fully-equipped with machine guns, a bullet-proof windshield and a revolving front license plate? This car makes you a spy without any other effort.
We could have picked Optimus Prime, but who really wants the hassle of manning an 18-wheeler? When given the option between the Transformers, we’ll take stylish yellow Camaro instead.
In the Ecto-1, the question goes from Who Ya Gonna Call? to Who’s Gonna Call You? With essential ghost-busting equipment and a handy pull-out rack to store your proton pack, you’ll become pretty popular among your friends.
2. DeLorean DMC-12
Gun it to 88 MPH and joy ride your way to Woodstock ’69 to see Hendrix and The Who. Use those 1.21 Gigawatts to bring your friends to Los Angeles so you can check out the Showtime Lakers in 1985. Want to meet your ancestors? Hit them up, thanks to Doc Brown’s new whip.