The Expensive Automobiles That Have Ever Appeared in TV and Film

On television and in movies, there are several luxury automobiles that play just as significant a role as the main protagonists. On the television program “Supernatural,” where would Sam and Dean have gone without their Chevy Impala? Without his DeLorean, Marty McFly would not have been able to travel through time.

And films that include automobiles, like the “Transformers” series and “Ford v Ferrari,” highlight the incredible powers of their star cars in the same way that they highlight the acting prowess of their stars. However, you won’t believe how pricey the automobiles on TV and film are in reality.

“Need for Speed” Ford Mustang Fastback $300,000

The video game-turned-movie “Need for Speed” featured the 2012 Ford Mustang Fastback. It’s noteworthy to note that the Ford Corporation actually paid $30,000 for the movie to purchase the car. Ford was able to use the funds to support the Edith and Benson Ford Heart and Vascular Institute, a nonprofit organization founded by actor Henry Ford.

From “The Beverly Hillbillies,” the Beverly Hillbillies truck $275,000

The Beverly Hillbillies, a 1960s television sitcom, was about a rural, working-class family who discovered oil and became wealthy. They then transported it to Beverly Hills in this truck, which the majority of people would never consider purchasing. However, due to the series’ success, the vehicle was sold at auction for $275,000 at the Barrett-Jackson facility.

“The Dark Knight Rises” batpod $338,066

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In the movie “The Dark Knight Rises,” the Batpod, a quicker substitute for the Batmobile, was featured. The Batpod, which is just a motorbike that has been upgraded, was sold for $338,066 after the movie. It wasn’t even usable as a car, which is strange.

Plymouth Fury, $198,000 from “Christine”

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A Stephen King book about a car with a dark supernatural spirit within inspired the movie “Christine.” Thankfully, the 1958 Plymouth Fury didn’t have anything bad in it when it was sold for $198,000, and it also didn’t have a mind of its own.

“Grease”-inspired Mercury Series 9CM Custom Convertible $385,000

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Fans of the 1978 movie “Grease” from Paramount Pictures drooled not just over the performance of John Travolta, but also over the 1949 Mercury Series 9CM Custom Convertible that made an appearance. The car was ultimately sold for $385,000 at a Julien’s Auction in Los Angeles, California.

“Magnum, P.I.” Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole, $185,500

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Every fan’s dream automobile was the 1984 Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole from the “Magnum, P.I.” television series in the 1980s. Actor Tom Selleck traveled around Hawaii in a sports vehicle that was eventually sold for $181,500. Selleck was regrettably left out of the deal.

The “Monkees” Pontiac GTO, or “Monkeemobile,” $396,000

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Based on a real band, “The Monkees” on NBC featured characters who took the road in their 1966 Pontiac GTO Monkeemobile and rocked out to songs like “Pleasant Valley Sunday.” The vehicle finally sold at auction for an astounding $396,000.

“Transformers: Age of ExtinctionChevrolet “‘s Camaro SS Custom $167,200

The news that their favorite cartoon about a group of sentient automobiles that could transform into warrior robots will be made into a movie in the new millennium brought joy to children from the 1980s. The 1967 Chevrolet Camaro was one of the used vehicles and it sold for $167,200 at an auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Modena Spyder, $407,000, from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”
While some fans mistakenly assume that the vehicle seen in the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” was a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder, the actual vehicle was a $407,000 1985 Modena Spyder. But according to the movie, even if it may not have had the grandeur of the 1961 Ferrari, it was nonetheless a representation of high school disobedience.

“That ’70s Show’s” Volkswagen Samba bus $121,000
The 1967 Volkswagen Samba Bus had its television premiere on “That ’70s Show,” replete with 21 windows. In the scene, Kelso won the bus after competing in a game where the object was to retain the object for the longest. Later, the bus was sold in Palm Beach, Florida, for $121,000.

“Dukes of Hazzard” Dodge Charger $80,000
The 1969 orange Dodge Charger that Bo and Luke Duke’s characters christened “General Lee” received a lot of attention in the television series “Dukes of Hazzard.” The actors of the 1997 film based on the series later autographed a replica of the automobile owned by actor John Schneider who portrayed Bo, which was purchased in 2008 by a fan.

“Herbie: Fully Loaded” Volkswagen Beetle, $107,250
A 1961 Volkswagen Beetle was bought, restored, and utilized to create a fresh adaptation of the 1968 Disney film “The Love Bug” in the 2005 movie “Herbie: Fully Loaded.” The VW Beetle was then sold for an astounding $107,250 at a Monterey auction in 2018.

$4.6 Million Aston Martin DB5 from “Goldfinger”
When James Bond fans first saw Sean Connery driving an Aston Martin DB5 in the movie “Goldfinger,” they thought it was a really attractive and sophisticated vehicle. Even while it wasn’t the only fantastic car seen in the James Bond films, its $4.6 million price tag made it the most expensive.

$1 million Shelby Mustang GT500 from “Gone in 60 Seconds”
This 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 served as the star vehicle in the 2000 remake of the 1974 movie “Gone in 60 Seconds,” which caused every car fan in the theater to drool. Following the premiere of the movie, the vehicle given the moniker Eleanor was auctioned off for $1 million.

“Bullitt” Mustang GT 930 $5.8 Billion
In the 1960s, Steve McQueen, sometimes known as “The King of Cool,” starred in a number of successful racing movies. One of them showed the 1968 Mustang GT 390 in the movie “Bullitt.” Later, the automobile brought $3.7 million at a Mecum Auction.

“The Spy Who Loved MeLotus “‘s Esprit submarine $966,560
Actor Roger Moore dove underwater in a Lotus Esprit Submarine from the 1977 James Bond movie “The Spy Who Loved Me,” which resembled a sports car more than a submarine.

$3.41 million Aston Martin DB10 from “Spectre”
One of the greatest vehicles in the James Bond franchise, according to some Bond fans, is the Aston Martin DB10, which has appeared in previous films. However, only a global super spy would have the resources to purchase one for $3.41 million, like the one Daniel Craig’s character drives in the James Bond movie “Spectre.”

Chitty Chitty Car ($805,000) from “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”
The Chitty Chitty Car, a flying vehicle that became a mainstay in Disney film history, was presented to moviegoers when the 1968 release of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” introduced it to them. Peter Jackson, the filmmaker of “The Lord of the Rings,” finally paid $805,000 for the original vehicle.

$1.37 million Porsche 911S from “Le Mans”
Legendary actor Steve McQueen portrayed Michael Delaney, the lead character who drove the Porsche 911S, in the 1971 film “Le Mans.” The movie used authentic video from the 1970 Le Mans race. In later movies, McQueen’s character drove various automobiles, and the Porsche 911S ultimately brought $1.37 million at auction.

Back to the Future’s DeLorean DMC-12 $541,000
Marty wouldn’t have been able to go to 1955, then to 2015, then to the Wild West, and finally back to 1985 without the DeLorean DMC-12 from “Back to the Future.”

 

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