As one of the best car auction companies in northeast Florida, we know what makes a car sell for a high value. There’s a combination of factors that will determine how much a car will sell for, such as maintenance records and visible condition, but one thing can make them sell for even more: fame.
To show you what we mean, let’s take a look at some of the most famous cars ever to be sold through a car auction:
Almost nothing makes a car more famous than seeing it on the big, silver screen. So how well do the Hollywood vehicles sell?
Some of the most famous vehicles come from the same franchise. James Bond and his inventive left-hand man known only as his code name, Q, have been building, driving and blowing up some of the most famous cars to date.
When Sean Connery was James Bond, the 1964 DB5 from Aston Martin made it into two movies. Of course, what appeared on screen was laced with machine guns, missiles and oil slicks to help you get the bad guy.
Initially sold to a private buyer for a mere $12,000, this car later was then sold at an auction in London in 2010 for 4.6-million dollars. Missiles not included.
Only one man has the money and secret technology required to challenge James Bond for most famous cars: Batman.
Batman’s Batmobile is one of the most famous cars of all times, but not just any Batmobile, the original version from the 1966 TV sitcom starring Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and Robin.
Originally a 1955 Lincoln concept car, it was quickly adapted to the caped crusader’s needs to fight crime on the fly. Though almost every Batman TV show or movie has spawned their own version of the Batmobile, nothing is as iconic and defining as the original version pictured above.
This Batmobile sold for 4.62-million dollars in 2013.
John Lennon’s Rolls-Royce
No mystery here, just a story of fame and misfortune.
With the wealth and fame enjoyed by being a member of The Beatles, John Lennon bought a Rolls-Royce Phantom V in 1965. Not happy with the black color of the car and being a cultural icon of psychedelic rock, James had artist Steve Weaver design something more impressive.
Under pressure from the IRS, Lennon was forced to donate the car in 1977 in exchange for a tax credit. The museum to which he donated this one-of-a-kind car then auctioned the car in 1985 for 2.29-million dollars.
But, don’t let these cars intimidate you. You don’t need a car with a unique paint job or lasers to do well at a car auction. Having a regular maintenance history and a car that looks and runs well is much more important.
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