Valuation experts put a price on Hollywood’s most famous star cars.
With the glamorous and glitzy Oscars just around the corner, car valuation experts CAP HPI have decided to put a figure on its top ten movie star cars.
Following a, likely, not very scientific poll in the CAP HPI office, its team of experts settled on the following. And in true, award ceremony-style reverse order:
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 - Bullitt
7) 1980 Lamborghini Countach LP 4005 - Cannonball Run
6) 1966 Alfa Romeo 1600 Spider Duetto - The Graduate
5) 1968 Austin Mk I Mini Cooper S - The Italian Job
4) 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
3) 1963 Aston Martin DB5 - various James Bond movies
2) 1963 Model 117 VW Type 1 Beetle - Walt Disney’s Herbie movies
1) 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 - Back to the Future
When new the collection would have been valued at £30,362.00. Highlights include the Ferrari from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off at £6,326.00 and James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 was priced at £4,175.00.
Today the same cars could be worth as much as £1.75m and £1m respectively. In total the entire collection could fetch £3,002,500.00 – a 99 times return on the original investment of £30,362.00.
Commenting on list, Philip Nothard, consumer and retail editor said: “We thought it would be fun to come up with a definitive list of the most iconic cars to feature in the movies from the past fifty years and look at their values then and what they’d be worth now. Some of the cars featured are bona fide classics and worth a significant amount now – warranting pride of place amongst any car collection.
“The DeLorean from Back to the Future was deemed as the most iconic and interestingly it was one of the most expensive at the time retailing at just over £10k. It would fetch around £35k at current market values, considerably more if fitted with a Flux Capacitor!”
Source: CAP HPI