Special Report

Most Expensive Movie Cars Ever Sold

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros./Seven Arts

8. 1968 Ford Mustang GT390
> Used in: Bullitt (1968)
> Starring: Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Vaughn
> Sold in: 2020
> Sale price: $3,710,000 (adj. to inflation: $4,190,000)

Crime thriller “Bullitt” follows Lieutenant Frank Bullitt as he attempts to protect a mobster-turned-witness. The movie is famous for its car chase scene in which Bullitt and his Mustang attempt to outrun hitmen through the hilly streets of San Francisco.

Source: Courtesy of 20th Century Fox Television

7. The Original Batmobile
> Used in: Batman (1966)
> Starring: Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier
> Sold in: 2013
> Sale price: $4,620,000 (adj. to inflation: $5,796,810)

The first Batmobile appeared in the 1960 TV series and then in the 1966 movie. The vehicle began as a 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car and was transformed by the studio into the Batmobile.

Source: Courtesy of United Artists

6. Aston Martin DB5
> Used in: Goldfinger (1964)
> Starring: Sean Connery, Gert Fröbe, Honor Blackman
> Sold in: 2010
> Sale price: $4,600,000 (adj. to inflation: $6,166,130)

The first Aston Martin used by Bond in the movies was the DB5. Two DB5’s were used for filming “Goldfinger,” but one was stolen from its owner in 1997. It was reportedly located in the Middle East in 2021 by Art Recovery International. The other was used for promotions and eventually sold at auction in 2010.

Source: Courtesy of Compass Film

5. Ferrari 375 MM Berlinetta by Pininfarina
> Used in: La Fortuna di Essere Donna (What a Woman!)(1956)
> Starring: Sophia Loren, Charles Boyer, Marcello Mastroianni
> Sold in: 2010
> Sale price: $4,620,000 (adj. to inflation: $6,192,939)

“La Fortuna di Essere Donna” is an Italian comedy about a photographer (Boyer) who snaps a picture of a woman (Loren) that ends up being on the cover of a magazine. The film doesn’t revolve around cars, but the Ferrari makes an appearance. Only 10 of the vehicles were ever made.

Source: Courtesy of Buena Vista Distribution Company

4. 1956 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta Scaglietti
> Used in: The Love Bug (1968)
> Starring: Dean Jones, Michele Lee, David Tomlinson
> Sold in: 2012
> Sale price: $6,710,000 (adj. to inflation: $8,542,497)

The Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta appears as one of the Love Bug’s many rivals on the racetrack. In real life, this model of Ferrari, of which only 77 were ever made, was used with tremendous success on the racetrack.

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