How often do you watch a movie and think, “I wonder how much this cool car is worth?” Of course, the origin of a car has a profound effect on its market value. For example, if a car was owned by a celebrity or starred in a Hollywood movie, the likelihood that it will cost an extraordinary amount of money is pretty high. Vehicles are almost as important as the actors in some films, and their market value is directly related to how “famous” the car has become. Take a look at some of the most expensive cars seen in movies and TV.
1 1970 Porsche 917K
Сost: $14 million | Movie: Le Mans
Le MLe Mans is one of few films that spent heavily on the automobiles it featured, with some of the film’s racing cars becoming some of the most costly cars ever sold. To begin, who could forget Steve McQueen’s 1970 Porsche 917K as the poster car? Even though the car earned a particularly unique place in the hearts of race car enthusiasts, the vehicle vanished for around 25 years after it debuted at Le Mans. The car was finally sold at auction for $14 million.
2 1968 Ford GT40 Gulf
Cost: $11 million | Movie: Le Mans
While Another automobile that gained prominence due to its appearance at Le Mans was the 1968 Ford GT40 Gulf, which sold for an amazing $11 million at an auction in 2012. While the price is staggering, this particular automobile has more to offer than just being a part of Le Mans. According to reports, the 1968 Ford GT40 Gulf was the first automobile to incorporate carbon fiber to achieve a balance of power and weight.
3 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
Cost: $7.25 million | Movie: Redline 7000
Even though the third most expensive car on TV or in the movies isn’t a winner of the Le Mans race, it was made by Steve McQueen. Shelby Cobra – Daytona made its film debut in 1965’s Redline 7000, and quickly became a favorite of car fans. One of the car’s main selling points was that it was the only American race car that could beat a Ferrari. In Monterey, the car sold for $7.25 million at a sale.
4 1956 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta
Cost: $6.71 million | Movie: The Love Bug
It’s nearly hard to think of Disney’s The Love Bug without immediately conjuring up images of the film’s famous Volkswagen Beetle. However, the film included a slew of really spectacular vehicles, including the 956 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta. While the automobile did not receive much television time, it was eventually purchased for $6.71 million in Monterey, California.
5 Batman’s Batmobile
Cost: $4.62 million | Movie: Batman
True, it’s unsurprising that the Batmobile made our list. Because it’s nearly impossible to think of Batman without thinking of the iconic Batmobile, it’s only natural that the automobile would wind up being valued millions. What may surprise some is that the Batmobile was originally dubbed the 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car and was offered in various colors. Bryce Wayne eventually acquired it and then sold it for $4.62 million.
6 Aston Martin DB5
Cost: $4.6 million | Movie: Goldfinger
Among all of James Bond’s cars, the Aston Martin DB5 was the most well-liked one. With its sleek and sophisticated design, the Aston Martin DB10 is also very eye-catching. But there is something about the Aston Martin DB5 that is pure beauty. For this reason, anyone who shells out the $4.6 million price tag is not only lucky, but also going to have cool and big looks for a long, long time.
7 1968 Mustang GT 390 “Bullitt”
Cost: $3.7 million | Movie: Bullitt
In several racing pictures, Steve McQueen was the fortunate and extremely gifted leading man. This means he has driven some of the most unusual automobiles in the business and some of the most unaffordable vehicles in history. Another vehicle to add to his collection is McQueen’s 1968 Mustang GT 390 from Bullitt. The automobile was eventually sold for up to $3.7 million at a Mecum Auction to a lucky bidder.
8 Aston Martin DB10
Cost: $3.41 million | Movie: Spectre
The Aston Martin DB10 is another another one-of-a-kind classic from the James Bond franchise that has gained significant admiration among car enthusiasts worldwide. This enthusiasm came at a steep price of $3.41 million. The Aston Martin was driven by Daniel Craig, who plays the aristocratic British spy in the film Spectre. It’s safe to suppose that the Bond series accumulated a considerable collection of high-end vehicles.
9 Porsche 911S
Cost: $1.37 million | Movie: Le Mans Competitor
Again, Le Mans comes out with a pricey car. A beautiful Porsche 911S is seen in the movie’s first scene. McQueen, who has been called “The King of Cool,” is seen driving it. Sequence: The car made a brief appearance, which was more than enough to make it more valuable on the market However, later in the movie, McQueen drove even more impressive cars. The Porsche 911S was sold for $1.37 million in Scottsdale, Arizona.
10 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500
Cost: $1 million | Movie: Gone In 60 Seconds
Gone in 60 Seconds had a 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 with a $1 million price tag on the show. It was called “Eleanor,” and it was used in two different movies. In 1974’s Gone In 60 Seconds, Nicolas Cage drove the car disguised as a 1973 Mustang, and it was driven by none other than Cage. It wasn’t until 2000 that “Eleanor” became a 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 in the remake of the classic. When the car was sold at an auction years later, it went for a pretty good price.