8 most expensive movie cars in movie history
From the $ 14 million Porsche 917K Le Mans to the original 1964 Aston Martin DB5 driven by Sean Connery, these are some of the most expensive movie cars ever sold.
Automobiles have always played a pivotal role in movies and in most cases make those movies iconic. We’ve seen the cultural impact of the Fast & Furious and Transformers franchises, who wouldn’t want to own these cars. While millions of fans fall in love with these cars, a lucky few manage to take them home. And we’re not talking about the remakes, we’re talking about the real deal – The original cars were driven and shown on screen. Here is a list of some of the most expensive movie cars in movie history.
The most expensive movie cars of all time
Aston Martin DB5, $ 4.6 million – The golden finger (1964)
DB5, the Liaison car. Perhaps one of the most prestigious automobile silhouettes in the history of cinema, which justifies its hefty price tag. While the original car in the frame sold for $ 4.6 million in 2010, a fully restored model, with all Bond specs and special trims, was sold in 2019 for $ 6.4 million. dollars. DB5 was used in The golden finger and Thunder clap.
Aston Martin DB10, $ 3.4 million – Spectrum (2015)
Yeah, another round of Bond. The AM DB10 specially designed for the years 2015 Spectrum sold for $ 3.48 million in 2016 after the film’s release. It was among 20 other items which were all auctioned off to raise funds for Doctors Without Borders, the United Nations Mine Action Service and other charities.
Ferrari 275 GTS Spider, $ 26 million – The Thomas Crown affair (1999)
Besides being a simple movie car, there are only 10 in the world. A real relic of the past. Do you think this justifies the price? This 300 horsepower open-top passenger car is absolutely beautiful and was the only one sold new in Europe. It is also certified by the Ferrari Classiche.
Porsche 917K, $ 14 million – Le Mans (1971)
The interesting thing about this car is that after the film was made, someone managed to lose this car. It was found 25 years later, in 2001, in a random French warehouse. Once found, it went straight to auction in Monterey, Calif. And sold for $ 14 million, making it not only one of the most expensive movie cars, but also one most expensive cars of all time.
Ferrari Berlinetta, $ 7.5 million – The love bug (1968)
You expected a VW Bettle when you read the headline “Love Bug”, right? Believe me, this one is much better. With all that suave Italian, it sold for $ 7.5 million in 2019 and is currently one of the most expensive cars in the UK car market. It might only have a top speed of 145 mph, but driving this car would surely be a vibe in itself.
Chitty Chitty car, $ 800,000 – Chitty chitty bang bang (1968)
What a joy it must have been in 1968 to see a car take off. The term “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” was a hit and the car instantly became an icon. The fans were absolutely in love with the car and one lucky guy got behind the wheel. It was none other than Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson for $ 805,000.
Set of four Transformers cars, $ 2 million (2007-2017)
Fresh off the auction block is a set of four Transformers cars from the Michael Bay films. The lineup consists of a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro (Bumblebee), 2016 Ford Mustang (Barricade), Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (Soundwave) which was once graced by former Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington, and a Lamborghini Aventador (Lockdown). If you’re a super fan with $ 2 million in your pocket, go for it.
‘Elenor’ Shelby Mustang GT500, $ 1 million – Gone in 60 seconds (2000)
For bikers, Nicolas Cage was not the hero of I’m going in 60 seconds, this Shelby Mustang is. “Elenor” (the name of the car in the movie) was auctioned for a million dollars and is the last of three made for the movie. Under the hood sits a boxed 351 Ford V-8 engine, developing 400 horsepower. One of the most iconic movie cars of all time too.
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