Classic Cars

What are the gangster cars of yesteryear?

By in Classic Cars

Looking for a sweet ride with some seriously badass vibes?

We take a look at the most popular cars from gangster films throughout history. If you want to feel like a total boss driving around with an air of authority akin to the gangsters of 1920s New York, get yourself one of these rides!

1931 Buick Series 50 sedan

“You can get further with a kind word and a gun than you can with just a kind word.” – The Untouchables

Al Capone is one of the most notorious gangsters in history, and as such, needs a seriously tight car. The Buick screams prohibition era, hard-hitting thugs and edgy suits. When Capone rolled, he rolled with style.

1940 Lincoln Coupe

“Tom, this is business and this man is taking it very, very personal.” – The Godfather

If you want to go out with a bang, nothing says gangster like the sleek-as-heck Lincoln Coupe driven by the infamous Sonny Corleone. One of the best death scenes in the trilogy, Sonny went down with some serious style in front of this beauty. We wouldn’t mind if it were one of the last things we saw, either.

1963 Cadillac Series 62 convertible

“In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power.” – Scarface

If you’re into taking risks and giving all or nothing, then this car’s for you. Drive around town like you own it, and damn the consequences!

1966 Shelby GT 350 H

“…never come into this city unannounced, you come to the city to see a f***ing Broadway show, you call ahead first to see if it’s ok with me.” – American Gangster

Detective Trupo may not have had a lot of lines, but he sure had a sweet ride. Get yourself one of these babies, and you’ll be talking like you walk the walk in no time. Just don’t get it blown up.

1974 Rover 3500

All right, son: roll them guns up, count the money, and put your seatbelt on.” – Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Getting a lecture on seatbelt safety is a little ironic coming from a guy who bashed someone’s head in with a car door. The Rover 3500 might not look so tough, but it’s a bit of beast when it comes to the mean streets of London’s East End.

1992 Acura NSX

“Now I drive real f***ing fast, so keep up. I get my car back any differently than when I gave it, Monster Joe’s gonna be disposing of two bodies.” – Pulp Fiction

The Wolf is probably one of the suavest cleaners we’ve ever seen. And we believe him when he says the condition of his car is serious business. Resolve problems and speed off like a badass saviour in one of these babies.