It's Halloween, and all throughout the world, pumpkins are being cut, kids are creating homemade costumes, and loads of candy is being eaten. With so many spooky things to catch the eye this time of year, it can be easy to forget about the iconic cars that have come from previous Halloween-time blockbusters.
What follows is a collection of four of the most iconic cars featured in spooky films over the years.
The Munsters’ Koach
The Munsters’ “Koach”, which was produced using 3 Ford Model T bodies and was more than 18 feet in length, continued to be a popular show that ran over two years for 20 episodes. The characters were defined as being very spooky and odd. Obviously, the concept was that they were a typical American family, so it seemed well and good for the Koach to be something extraordinary. The V8 motor was pulled from an AC Cobra to add a little more power. So, behind all the bells and whistles, the Koach really was the real deal!
The Ecto-1, similar to the Ghostbusters franchise, was the ideal vehicle for busting phantoms and different supernatural entities. If you think about utility cars, this was a prime example. This vehicle was a combo of an ambulance and traditional car and was the ideal kind of auto for the group, with enough space to carry all the vital gear, including Ecto Goggles, P.K.E. Meters, and Proton Packs! While the original plan was to make the vehicle black, with several of the movie scenes being recorded around evening time, the vehicle was changed over to white, and film history was changed forever.
Scooby Doo’s Mystery Machine
One of the most conspicuous television and film vehicles ever, the Mystery Machine, was the vehicle picked by 'Puzzle Inc' for this adventure series. The van, owned by Fred, is a blend of a couple of sixties-style vans, while still remaining timeless in its design. The vehicle can be seen full of all sorts of gears; however, they have a full table and seats set up in the back for the entire group to kick back and solve crimes. While the general tone of the show was more satire than dreadful, the otherworldly components of the arrangement, and the unbelievable status of the van itself, earns the Mystery Machine a spot on this elite list.
The Creepy Coupe from Wacky Races
Wacky Races is a very much cherished kid's show of the past. The show itself isn't unpleasant or creepy by any stretch of the imagination. However, one machine, the Creepy Coupe, is amongst the eleven cars participating in the race for “The Wackiest Racer” title. The vehicle is a funeral wagon that consists of loads of creepy animals, including bats, phantoms, and obviously, a huge mythical dragon up top, which blows fire towards any unfortunate racer in front of it. Wacky Races only ran for an unimpressive seventeen episodes. However, the Creepy Coupe is, by a wide margin, the spookiest vehicle in the race and on the screen.
We may not have the Mystery Machine or the Creepy Coupe, but we do have one of the highest quality selections of new and pre-owned vehicles in the greater Charlotte, NC area. Reach out to one of our representatives today to get behind the wheel of your next ride.