Your Chance to Own a Famous Movie Car
Cars have had an enormous impact on American life. From their introduction in the early 20th century to their exploding popularity in the roaring '20s, cars became the sole means of transportation. Gone were the horses and carriages — roads were quickly paved, so the new machines could travel any time of the year.
Today, cars are a valuable asset to any movie. We all have our favorite famous vehicle, whether it's the Batmobile or "Ghostbuster" Ecto-1. One of the hardest things to achieve is owning one of these priceless machines. These cars are often sent to museums, damaged, reused or quickly purchased by someone with great connections. But this year, you have a chance to own a famous movie car.
Coming this April, join Volo Auto Museum's online auction of museum assets, including several recognizable and influential movie cars that will be auctioned and awarded to the highest bidders at no-reserve.
1. 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione
A Ferrari 275 GTB carries a value of over $40 million. Its rarity and price make the reality of owning one only a dream for most people. However, we are offering the next best thing. This Ferrari 275 GTB was carefully recreated to play the role of its predecessor — car #57 driven by Pierre Noblet and Claude Dubois in the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans.
It is rich in movie history as "Ford v Ferrari" has gone down as the greatest car movie of its era.
2. 1965 Ford Econoline "Cobra Performance"
This 1965 Econoline is Ford's challenge to the Volkswagon bus. The only American manufacturer to enter this segment of the market at the time, Ford created a van with a flat load floor to handle multiple passengers or large items. The van instantly became a popular choice for large families and businesses.
This 1965 Ford Econoline "Cobra Performance" at our movie car auction is a carefully recreated version of the first American van. It made its big debut in "Ford v Ferrari," serving as Carroll Shelby's shining blue shop vehicle throughout the movie.
3. 1966 Chrysler Imperial
If you've ever wondered what it would be like to drive a superhero's car, you can make that dream a reality through our famous movie car auction. The 1966 Imperial was already known as Chrysler's luxury car. We are offering something a little better — the Black Beauty. This car is the star of the 2011 film, "Green Hornet," starring Seth Rogan.
The car is shown — and heard — several times throughout the movie as Rogan races through the streets of Los Angeles. What's different about our model is its modifications, such as a functional set of hood-mounted machine guns.
4. 1973 Ferrari Daytona
The 1973 Ferrari Daytona is a true gem that was drawn up in seven days by praised auto designer Leonardo Fioravanti. After putting all his energy into the intricate design, he successfully presented the sketch to Ferrari, who approved. The one-of-a-kind car was built and raced in "The Cannonball Run." Although it lost, its performance and driveability cannot be ignored.
The 1973 classic was recreated to serve as a reminder of its great history in the TV series "911." We will see it again in the upcoming 2021 movie, "Soggy Bottom." Built on a Corvette chassis, the beautiful recreation will star alongside Bradley Cooper and Alana Haim.
5. 1958 Chevy Nomad Station Wagon
Although 1955-1957 Chevy Nomad station wagons made a statement, the 1958 Chevy Nomad is one of the rarest and underappreciated cars in history. To this day, many cannot recall the release of the 1958 model and all its great additions. Instead of two doors, this car has four doors and a rigid, stronger frame.
The 1958 Chevy Nomad made an epic comeback in the 2020 movie "Let Him Go." This striking tan-colored, hard-top car with white trim served as Academy Award-winning Kevin Costner and Academy Award-nominated Diane Lane's family vehicle. Its sophisticated frame sends you back to the 1950s with just a glance at its rounded top and classic front end.
6. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette
The 1963 Corvette Grand Sportis a rarity with a value of over $5 million. Now, the vehicle is almost priceless, thanks to its debut in one of the most popular movie franchises of the era — the fifth "Fast & Furious."
The 2011 film recreated 12 corvettes to perform in high-speed action scenes. Most of them were destroyed, but you actually see Vin Diesel and Paul Walker hurl themselves from this car before it barrels off a cliff. This silver bullet saw a ton of action and survives to tell the tale.
7. Ecto-1 (2016)
We all love the infamous Ecto-1, which helped the ghostbusters take down ghoulish dangers in New York City. Fast forward almost 30 years, and we welcomed a new team of ghostbusters. Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy and Leslie Jones joined forces to chase ghouls in their 2016 version of the Ecto-1. This vehicle was built using a 1981 Cadillac Fleetwood hearse.
It was one of the greatest stars of the film, taking center stage for several scenes in the city streets.This may not be the 1959 Cadillac Ecto-1 but with replicas for selling at over $300,000 this car brings as much enjoyment and has modern movie fame from its spotlight in the 2016 comedy.
The Volo Auto Museum Hollywood Movie Car Auction
Our auction will be held online for a week, beginning April 14th and ending April 21st. While we will showcase many items to virtual viewers, the famous cars are sure to steal the show. The auction is no-reserve, and all items will be sold to the highest bidder regardless of price. While these cars are not part of our average sales inventory, we're limited in space and must remove pieces that we cannot display.
These are special museum items, and our auction is a rare opportunity to own real screen-used movie cars. If you want to access the auction, you will need an eBay account. There are also no added buyer premiums.
Take this opportunity to own a fantastic piece of history or culture. The Volo Auto Museum is excited to see car lovers nationwide bid for priceless cars that make American history great.