What's Your Bank Heist Getaway Car?

In the sadly-overlooked 1978 noir thriller "The Driver," Ryan O'Neil plays Cowboy, who makes bank from his skills as a getaway driver, stealing cars to get the crooks away after a robbery. What's your bank heist getaway car?


Getaway cars can't be flashy; they need to blend, but they also need to be agile enough to shake the heat, and have enough room to seat a few crooks on the lam — and all their loot — comfortably. A comfortable client is less likely to shoot you.

Never mind that "The Driver" was written for Steve McQueen, O'Neal deadpans this next scene — where he proves his abilities to the gangsters — by hooning the crap out of a Mercedes 280SE in a parking garage. (It looks better without bumpers, anyway.)

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Location: Paris, France.

Target: Crédit Agricole S.A.

Crew: 3 + driver.

Take: 1 mil+ Euros

Weight (total): Four men weighing 200 pounds plus 3 bags weighing an average of 40 pounds. 1000 pounds approx.

Notes: Narrow streets and heavy traffic will need a car with sharp turning. Needing to handle all terrains in and out of Paris. Will need large space to put bags in so they do not become a burden. Car will need to be able to blend in traffic.

Car: Audi A6 All-Road Quattro.

Color: Silver. Maybe black.