To celebrate the annual Oscar winners announcments in Hollywood on Sunday 26 February, here's a list of the most iconic cars to star on the silver screen...
The annual Oscar winners are announced in Hollywood on Sunday 26 February, in celebration of this; here’s a list of the most iconic cars to star on the silver screen and what they could be worth today.
Following a poll amongst its team of motoring editors, motoring checking website hpi has identified the top 10 most iconic movie cars:
10) 1977/2009 Chevrolet Camaro - Bumblebee from Transformers
9) 1970 Dodge Charger - Vin Diesel's car in The Fast & the Furious
8) 1968 Ford Mustang GT 390 Fastback - as seen in Bullitt
7) 1980 Lamborghini Countach LP 4005 - as seen in Cannonball Run
6) 1966 Alfa Romeo 1600 Spider Duetto - as seen in The Graduate
5) 1968 Austin Mk I Mini Cooper S - as seen in The Italian Job
4) 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
3) 1963 Aston Martin DB5 - as seen in various James Bond movies
2) 1963 Model 117 VW Type 1 Beetle - as seen in Walt Disney’s Herbie movies
1) 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 - as seen in the Back to the Future trilogy
As a collection, the cars would have been worth a total of £30,362.00 based on RRP in their year of manufacture, with the Ferrari from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off valued at £6,326.00 in 1961. James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 was worth £4,175.00 in 1963, and featured in Goldfinger and Thunderball in 1964 and 1965 respectively as well as later Bond’s Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, Casino Royale, Skyfall and Spectre.
At today’s estimated retail values the Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder would fetch approx. £1.75m and the Aston Martin DB5, a cool £1m. The 1980 Lamborghini Countach LP 4005 would be worth £275k. In total, at today’s retail average estimated value the entire collection would pull in £3,002,500.00 – fetching a massive 99 times return on the original investment of £30,362.00.*
We were a little disappointed to not see the Mustang Shelby GT500 known as Elenor from Gone in 60 Seconds or the Batmobile from the Christian Bale reboot included in the list. There was also no room for Burt Reynold's Pontiac Trans Am from Smokey and the Bandit or even the Ghostbuster's 1959 Cadillac. If your favourite movie car wasn't included in this list; let us know in the comments below.