Market Finds: Hollywood’s Finest for Sale from Hemmings Motor News

Hollywood’s Finest for Sale from Hemmings Motor News

Petrolicious Productions By Petrolicious Productions
February 24, 2015
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Many of us grew up appreciating cars from the big and small screen. Like the actors driving them, they personified more than the sum of their parts. We overlooked the unrealistic portrayal of stamina and ability to defy basic laws of physics and loved them. We could picture ourselves bombing through the desert in a white Challenger, speeding through Turin in a Mini Cooper, Patrolling Miami in a 308 GTS or driving through Chicago in a 250 GT California Spyder. Now you’re older and lost your naïveté but you can restore some of that magic with a car similar to the one you loved. Unless you’re looking for the Batmobile, here are some movie-themed cars available now from Hemmings Motor News.

Good:

The car: 1969 Dodge Charger

Price: $89,000

Location: Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada

Seller’s Info: Click here

The General Lee Charger found itself in the middle of illegal and impossible situations in The Dukes of Hazzard from 1979 to 1985. The storyline may not appeal to everyone but it’s hard not to enjoy the site of a Dodge Charger flying through the air. Even with some cars destroyed in filming and the degradation of other 1969 Chargers, survivors are plentiful. This General Lee was used in a 2005 Dukes of Hazzard movie but remained on all fours during production. If Orange is too much, Hemmings has some more discrete Chargers, too.

Better:

The car: 1981 DeLorean DMC-12

Price: $39,500

Location: Edward, Colorado, USA

Seller’s Info: Click here

Most classics are known for their motorsport pedigree, beautiful design, or smile-provoking driving experience. The DeLorean is known for its famous founder and as Doc Brown’s time-traveling ride. Most DeLorean owners’ affinity for these cars runs deeper than an 1980s flick but the exposure helped bring the car to the spotlight. This low-mileage DeLorean is being offered by a longtime owner who recently completed an extensive restoration. It has a manual transmission and is sold as a complete car that only needs a new owner.

Best:

The car: 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback

Price: $75,000

Location: San Diego, California, USA

Seller’s Info: Click here

The 1968 Mustang Fastback driven through San Francisco by Steve McQueen in Bullitt  set the standard for car chase cinematography. The King of Cool and the Mustang Fastback were perfectly paired, complementing rather than outshining each other. Although this 1967 was made the year before and sports extra chrome, the subtle beauty remains there. This car is equipped with a 390 V8, limited-slip differential, and factory air conditioning.

If you know of a great, stylish car for sale and would like us to feature it, please let us know!

Petrolicious makes no claim as to the accuracy of the information contained in the car’s original listing, nor will it be held responsible for any errors in said information. If you’re interested in any of these cars, do your homework and research extensively before you buy.

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