We all have our favorite movie car. Everything from the Monkey Mobile to the Delorean time machine are at the top of people's lists. If you're ever lucky enough to get the chance to own that rare auto, then you better have the wallet ready to go. Take this for example: James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5 is expected to go for more than $5 million at auction. This is not unusual at all. Besides being a rare Aston Martin, this particular model is also a piece of film history.
This is not any movie prop car, but the actual model driven by Sir Sean Connery in the 007 films Goldfinger and Thunderball. Any car collector who has the cash to spare would want to get their hands on this one. It was built by Aston Martin specifically for the films. After filming was completed, it went back to the company and was sold to philanthropist and radio host Jerry Lee. After owning the car for 40 some years, Lee has decided to put it up for auction to benefit his charity work. With the auction taking place this October, it should be interesting to see how much money it will take in.
Speaking of other movie cars and cash, the replica 1961 Ferrari GT California used in the film Ferris Bueller's Day Off was recently auctioned off last April in Chicago, Illinois for somewhere between $45,00 and $67,000. Did you read the word replica?
Yes, because the car used in that film was indeed a replica of the rare Ferrari California. The film studio behind the movie was afraid of using such a rare and expensive car for filming. As such, they commissioned an exact replica to be built instead. The replica can be driven as well.
The movie car market has always been a hot seller. If you ever have the means, be on the lookout for rare movie car auctions.
You may just end up with the car of your movie dreams parked in the driveway.