Special Report

Most Expensive Movie Cars Ever Sold

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13. Lotus Esprit S1
> Used in: The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
> Starring: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curd Jürgens
> Sold in: 2019
> Sale price: $997,000 (adj. to inflation: $1,139,883)

James Bond must once again travel the globe to stop supervillains from wreaking havoc. This time his vehicle of choice is a Lotus Esprit S1. At one point in the film, Bond escapes danger by driving the car into the water, where it converts into a submarine.

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12. ‘Eleanor’ Shelby Mustang GT500
> Used in: Gone in 60 Seconds (2000)
> Starring: Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi
> Sold in: 2003
> Sale price: $1,000,000 (adj. to inflation: $1,589,000)

A reformed Los Angeles car thief is forced back into the game to save his younger brother from a local crime lord. The brothers and their team are tasked with stealing 50 cars in 72 hours. The final car on the list is a Ford Shelby GT500 that’s been nicknamed Eleanor. Two such vehicles were used in the filming of the movie, but one was destroyed in a stunt.

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11. 1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy SWB Convertible coupe
> Used in: The Gay Divorcee (1934)
> Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Alice Brady
> Sold in: 2013
> Sale price: $2,370,000 (adj. to inflation: $2,973,688)

Once upon a time the Duesenberg Automobile and Motors Company was a luxury and racing car powerhouse in the United States. However, the company fell on hard times during the Great Depression and eventually dissolved in the late 1930s. The Dusenberg that appears in “The Gay Divorcee” actually belonged to star actress Ginger Rogers at one point.

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10. 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Spider
> Used in: On The Beach (1959)
> Starring: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire
> Sold in: 2011
> Sale price: $2,530,000 (adj. to inflation: $3,287,597)

Fred Astaire stars as a race car driver in a post-apocalyptic world. The Northern Hemisphere has been ravaged by atomic war, but Australia remains habitable for the moment. Astaire’s character eventually competes in the Ferrari in the last-ever Australian Grand Prix.

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9. Aston Martin DB10
> Used in: Spectre (2015)
> Starring: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux
> Sold in: 2016
> Sale price: $3,400,000 (adj. to inflation: $4,140,739)

James Bond has driven a range of customized exotic cars over the years, but no brand is more associated with 007 than Aston Martin. Bond even used an Aston Martin in the original Ian Fleming novels. This DB10 was designed specifically for use in “Spectre.”

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