Iconic Cars from Your Favorite Films, Part 3

by Joe Ferguson on February 12, 2013

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There are many iconic cars from movies that would make any film enthusiast burst with excitement to own. Imagine waking up every morning, walking into your garage, and having a piece of cinematic history resting there snugly. This is the final chapter of our 3-part series discussing some of your favorite cars from film that have recently gone up for auction.

This, of course, would be a very expensive prospect, but for those with the cash flow for such an acquisition, buying a film-famous vehicle at auction could really make childhood (or grown-up) dreams come true.

There’s one actor whose name is most synonymous with film cars – Steve McQueen. McQueen was the quintessential Hollywood anti-hero in a career that spanned from the ‘50s up until his death in 1980.

McQueen’s titular car from the film Bullitt (1968), a 1968 Mustang Fastback GT, is most likely the first car that comes to mind when thinking of McQueen. Getting behind the wheel of any car he sat behind the wheel of would delight any movie or car enthusiast.

If you’re a fan of Mr. McQueen, you’ll be excited to learn that his last film car is crossing the auction block in the near future.  The 1951 Chevrolet Styline DeLuxe Convertible from McQueen’s last movie, The Hunter (1980), is currently owned by Rick Harrison from the popular A&E reality series Pawn Stars. Steve McQueen’s last ride will be up for auction by Auctions America in Ft. Lauderdale on March 22nd.

Steve McQueen is without a doubt one of the most highly respected gearheads to ever grace the silver screen. With this being the last car he used in a film, there’s no telling how high the price will climb on this particular auction car.

You don’t have to be a Rockefeller to get a car from most auctions. If you can’t afford to purchase an actual film-used vehicle, you can always customize your own to represent your tastes in film. I’m still waiting on my “Millennium Falcon” from Star Wars to show up at an auto auction, a wait I will most likely endure for eternity. If you’re like me and can’t wait for your dream film vehicle to hit the auction block, buy an auction car and turn it into your own icon.

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