From Doc’s DeLorean to Herbie the Beetle, many cars have become iconic through their big screen appearances. Excluding custom makes such as the ‘Batmobile’, comparethemarket.com has analysed which mass-produced ‘movie star’ models, have increased most in value on their original sale price. Race to the full list here.
Top 5 Movie Car Investments
- 1963 Aston Martin DB5 – With an original sale price of $5,511.00 and an average value from recent sales of $620,229.72, there’s no denying Bond’s famous vehicle would have been a great investment for anyone lucky enough to have bought one early on. This 11,154% increase has spanned across five appearances in Bond movies: Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), Goldeneye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), and Casino Royale (2006).
- 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 – After the popularity of the 1973 Mustang Mach 1 named ‘Eleanor’ in the 1973 cult classic Gone in 60 Seconds, they had to pull out an equally iconic car for the 2000 remake. Enter the 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500, affectionately dubbed ‘Eleanor II’. This car was originally worth $4,195.00 but has recently been sold for around $178,200.00 meaning an increase of 4,134%.
- 1968 Ford Mustang GT390 Fastback – The car driven around San Francisco by Steve McQueen’s determined cop, Frank Bullitt, has seen a 1,200% price growth since it’s 1968 launch. Originally sold for $3,500.00 the car can now often reach sales of around $80,745.72.
- 1970 Dodge Charger – This 1970 model was made famous in the first The Fast and the Furious movie in 2001, as the car Dominic Toretto claimed could race a quarter-mile in 9 seconds. With an original value of $3,711.00 and a 1,120% increase since then, this car has recently sold for around $82,629.36.
- 1963 Model 117 Volkswagen Type 1 – First featured in The Love Bug this little beetle has had quite the lucrative film career with 5 sequels over 31 years. This may have contributed to the Type 1’s 931% price increase since 1963, going from $1,595.00 to around $16,493.40.