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Oct 25, 2011

Top 5 Second Hand Movie Car Sales

Cars are so more than just metal and fuel. The art of beautiful car design is inspiring, intriguing and world changing. We take cars for granted. We grow up sitting in the back of cars as kids, annoying the hell out of our siblings and dreaming of one day being the person in the driving seat. We watch cars develop and remain the pulse that keeps the world flowing. We lapse into a fast paced dream world as we watch our favourite film stars launching themselves through the air or weaving their way through New York traffic in our favourite action films. We want a taste of what that could be like. Cars are a mental and physical form of escapism. This is why; a large selection of men (and women) will have no shame in admitting they at some point in their lives have probably day dreamed about what it might be like to roll up to work at morning in a Batmobile. If ever you’re looking at cheap used cars for sale, a part of you always hopes that you might one day stumble upon an affordable DeLorean. So let’s keep that dream alive by looking at some of the coolest, most iconic second hand movie cars that have sold in recent years:

Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder SWB - from Ferris Bueller's Day Off
One of the most incredible vintage cars ever produced from arguably the best coming of age movie ever – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986). It’s one of the most iconic movie cars of all time and if you caught this movie in the mid 80’s you’ve had over twenty five years of thirst for cruising around under Chi town sunshine in this Spyder.

Only around 100 of these cars were produced between 1958 and 1963 and thus when they sale, they don’t come cheap. Last year one was sold on EBay for a cool $3.26 million, making it one of the most expensive car sales in Ebay’s history.

2005 Ford Mustang (Barricade) - from Transformers (2007)
One of only three ever made, this Saleen Ford Mustang was made by Dreamworks SKG and featured in the very non-cartoon Transformers movie (2007). Best of all, this is not just a fancy exterior paintjob, the car actually features an original Deceptions badge, flashing police lights and best of all, an etched slogan down the side of the car to intimidate any boy racer, ‘to enslave and punish’. In 2009 one sold for $36,000 and 2010 one failed to reach the $65,000 reserve. You’ll be disappointed to hear that the car is practical, and won’t transform whilst driving, but it might just make you the most authoritative person in your neighbourhood if ever you get your hands on one.

DeLorean DMC 12 - From the Back to The Future trilogy
Probably the single most iconic car in movie history. Every man has dreamed of having those gull wings popped open and jumping inside the time machine, hurling through the air and breaking into a time portal, well at least I have. If you manage to get your hand on a DeLorean (it may be difficult as only a limited amount were produced), you can get it modified by several modification specialists across the world for in the region of $25,000. You might not be able to time travel, but you’ll get all the extra mod cons such as time circuits and flux capacitors. Sadly having an eccentric Doc Brown  might not be an option.

1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor - from Ghostbusters
1959 seems to have been a good year for car manufacturing. Not only did we see the Ferrari 250 GT as mentioned above but on the other end of the scale we were introduced to... the fat ambulance. However, this Cadillac became hugely desirable thanks to its inclusion in Ghostbusters 1 and 2 as the glorious ghost hunting automobile Ecto 1. Similarly to the DeLorean, there are many garages that will be happy to pimp your ride and make the modifications to make your Cadillac resemble that of the 80’s movie icon and it may be wise as these replicas regularly fetch around the $50,000 mark.

1966 Batmobile - from Batman 1960's series
The '66 Batmobile The Batmobile featured in the 1960s series of Batman is actually a hybrid of Corvette machinery and a Lincoln exterior. We all remember this car for two very specific features, the growling rear turbine flame and the insane concept of a phone in a car in the form of a bat phone. Both featured in a custom made version from Fiberglass Freaks/Mark Racop which sold for $185,000 in a 2008 auction. The original is thought to be worth in the region of $2 million.

Get into that Bruce Wayne state of mind by taking a look at the vehicle in the video below:

Author Bio: Scott is a writer who only wishes that he too could test drive the Ferrari 250 GT and act like Ferris Bueller for the day.