It’s not a secret that the market value of a car is too much high then than the reality. For example, the probability of that car costing a ridiculous amount of money is very high if a car was previously owned by a famous person, or made an appearance in a Hollywood movie. Vehicles are almost as important as the characters themselves in the movies so their market value comes hand in hand with how “famous” the car has become nowadays. Now you can check out some of the most expensive cars that were used in films and TV.
Le Mans is one of those films that throughout the movie really invested in the cars they used, mostly its racing cars becoming some of the most expensive cars ever sold. Who could ever forget the poster car to start that was the 1970 Porsche 917K, driven by Steve McQueen? Even though the car made a very special place in the hearts of race car fans after it was aired in Le Mans the car disappeared for about 25 years. Actually, this vehicle was sold for $14 million at an auction.
To starring in Le Mans another car that rose to fame thanks was the 1968 Ford GT40 Gulf, which was sold at an auction for the incredible amount of $11 million in 2012. While we can say it easily that the price is quite mind-blowing, this particular car had more to offer than being a part of the Le Mans. Apparently, using carbon fiber with the intent of being both powerful and light the 1968 Ford GT40 Gulf was the first car.
Although the third most expensive car from television or film coincidently turns out to be another Steve McQueen car and is not from Le Mans. In the 1965 movie, the Shelby Cobra Daytona appeared Redline 7000, also gaining a lot of popularity with car lovers. It was the only American race car to perform better than a Ferrari was one of the biggest appeals at the time. For the amount of $7.25 million, the car was sold at an auction in Monterey.
Without automatically thinking about the unforgettable Volkswagen Beetle featured in the film, it’s almost impossible to think about Disney’s The Love Bug. But the movie actually included a huge number of very amazing automobiles, such as the 956 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta. While the car failed to get a good amount of screen time, at the event of an auction that took place in Monterey, California it went on to be bought for $6.71 million.
It’s surely not surprising at all that the Batmobile made it to our list. It’s almost impossible to think about Batman without the classic Batmobile, so it came to know that the car would end up being worth millions. It might be surprised to some people that when the Batmobile was created, it was available in many different colors and it was initially called the 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car. After that, it became Bryce Wayne’s car, later on, which was sold for $4.62 million.
The Aston Martin DB5 was easily the highest-selling one among all of James Bond’s cars. Sure, with its sleek and cool looks, the DB10 is also pretty impressive and more current, but pure beauty is also something about the Aston Martin DB5. Although it is not only a lucky one who ends up paying the very expensive price tag of $4.6 million, in fact, they are also present for a lifetime of coolness and grand appearances.
Steve McQueen in several racing films was the lucky and very talented lead actor. This means that got the opportunity to drive not only some of the most unique cars in the industry but also some of the most expensive vehicles in history. 1968 Mustang GT 390 is another car that was added to the list, which McQueen use in the film Bullitt. The car at a Mecum Auction ended up being sold for as much as $3.7 million by a lucky buyer.
Aston Martin DB10 is another unique classic from the James Bond series, which also amongst car enthusiasts worldwide gained a lot of popularity. A very impressive price tag of $3.41 million also came along with this enthusiasm. Daniel Craig was driving the Aston Martin, and in the film, Spectre portrayed the classy British spy. It’s safe to say that the Bond series collects a very extensive list of expensive cars.
With another extremely expensive car, Le Mans strikes again. In the release time of the film, McQueen aka “The King of Cool” is seen driving a stylish Porsche 911S. Allowing the car to make a very quick appearance because the scene was too short, but it’s enough to boost its value in the market. Although later in the films, McQueen went on to drive far more impressive cars, for about $1.37 million the Porsche 911S went on to be sold at an auction that took place in Scottsdale, Arizona.
1967 Shelby Mustang GT500, was seen in Gone In 60 Seconds with its $1 million price tag. This awesome vehicle appeared in separate two movies in different formats two separate movies referred to as “Eleanor,”: the first one was 1974’s Gone In 60 Seconds, where the car was covered up as a 1973 Mustang, driven by the one and only Nicolas Cage. Later on, “Eleanor” underwent a complete transformation by becoming in the 2000 reboot of the classic, what was featured as a 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500. Years later, for a clean million, the car was sold at an auction for a clean million.