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Ten of the coolest Hollywood cars from upcoming California auction


If you’ve ever wanted to own a classic car — or other vehicles, such as a bus or chariot — from big-time Hollywood movies, this is the auction for you.

Icons & Legends of Hollywood will offer hundreds of silver screen items at its upcoming event in Calabasas, California, from June 5-8. Included in that long lot list are numerous old cars and motorcycles that aren’t only classics, but pieces of cinematic history.

One of the most notable vehicles is a 1955 Chevrolet Apache truck driven by Clint Eastwood in Every Which Way but Loose. The truck was painted primer white by studio artists, who also added age, rust spots, dings and other wear.

Clint Eastwood’s 1955 Chevy looks like it’s seen some better days. | Icons & Legends of Hollywood Auction Photo

However, it is missing its engine and transmission.

It is expected to be sold somewhere between $8,000 and $12,000.

Lot 1785 is another classic. The red 1966 typo: you had 1866 Ford Galaxie 500 XL convertible was driven by Geena Davis in The Long Kiss Goodnight. The car has been a little beat up and the untested mechanicals will likely need some work, but the car appear to be in decent shape.

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Geena Davis drove his 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 XL convertible in The Long Kiss Goodnight. | Icons & Legends of Hollywood Auction Photo

And considering its estimated sale price of $3,000 to $5,000, it could also be a bargain.

Check out some of the other auction cars below, from the classic to the crazy:

Lot 895: Modified 1973 Volkswagen Beetle

1973 volkswagen beetle herbie
This modified Beetle is better known as the Love Bug. | Icons & Legends of Hollywood Auction Photo

This one is both a car and a character. The Beetle was used in the 1980 film Herbie Goes Bananas, the fourth installment of the Love Bug franchise.

In addition to the custom paint job, the car has a second linked gearshift where the back seat should be, which gave the appearance of the car shifting itself –- a little movie magic for you. It still has its air-cooled 4-cylinder engine, but the gas tank was removed and special hooks to hang the car for display were welded to the body.

Expected sale price: $80,000 to $120,000

Lot 1646: 1967 Plymouth Barracuda

We spoke to soon. This Barracuda is way worse than Eastwood’s truck, but think of the possibilities. | Icons & Legends of Hollywood Auction Photo

Talk about a project car. The movie it was used in was called Fair Game, but this car clearly lost. The classic was used as a decoy in the film and riddled with bullets, leaving it in its current shape.

The car doesn’t have an engine, transmission, fuel tank or window glass, so the buyer better be ready to do some serious wrenching.

Expected sale price: $1,000 to $1,500

Lot 977: 1978 Triumph Bonneville 750

You can ride the same bike as Richard Gere. | Icons & Legends of Hollywood Auction Photo

Richard Gere rode this and another similar bike in the Academy Award-winning Officer and a Gentleman. While the motorcycle is complete, it does have steel bolts on the frame from being part of a hanging display and the taillight is broken.

Expected sale price: $30,000 to $50,000

Lot 1323: 1991 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

1991 harley-davidson terminator
If you don’t say, “I’ll be back” every time you hop on this Harley, we’ll be disappointed. | Icons & Legends of Hollywood Auction Photo

This bike played a huge part in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Star Arnold Schwarzenegger rode this when rescuing John Connor, but he must not have gone very far, as the odometer only reads 392 miles.

The motorcycle has some scratches, dings and dents and some tears in the seat vinyl, which isn’t too bad considering the T-1000 was chasing the hero.

Expected sale price: $200,000 to $300,000

Lot 1392 and 1393: Kawasaki Police 1000

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Both of these used police motorcycles wound up being used in Lethal Weapon 3 | Icons & Legends of Hollywood Auction Photo

These may have been a bad sight for most drivers between the late 1970s and early 2000s, but these two motorcycles entertained audiences in Lethal Weapon 3. Both bikes had been used before they were purchased for the movie. They appear to be complete but the mechanicals have not been tested and each had some minor .

Expected sale price: $2,000 to $3,000 each

Lot 1909: Leyland Mini 1000

leyland mini 1000 mr bean car
Who needs a security system when you have a Mr. Bean padlock? | Icons & Legends of Hollywood Auction Photo

This Mini was put through its paces by Mr. Bean in the film appropriately named Bean. The original engine was removed for display, but it will come with the car in the sale. The mechanicals are untested, but the car does come complete with Bean’s signature driver’s side padlock security system.

Expected sale price: $60,000 to $80,000

Lot 1517: 1972 AMC Pacer convertible

A Bohemian Rhapsody 8-track isn’t included, which is totally lame. | Icons & Legends of Hollywood Auction Photo

This Pacer was used in Wayne’s World 2 and was driven by Mike Myers in the film. The engine and transmission have been removed and the car has some wear, but it comes with the wicked flame paint job. Party on!

Expected sale price: $3,000 to $5,000

Lot 1608: GM bus

If you jump on this bus and see Keanu Reeves, we’d suggest hopping off and waiting for the next one. | Icons & Legends of Hollywood Auction Photo

We saved one of the best for last. This GM bus was the principal filming vehicle for the 1994 movie Speed. The mechanicals of the 43-foot bus have not been tested, but we have a feeling it can hit 50 mph.

Expected sale price: $20,000 to $30,000

Carter Nacke
Carter Nacke
Carter Nacke is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. He began his career at KTAR News 92.3 FM in Phoenix, the largest news radio station in Arizona, where he specialized in breaking news and politics. A burgeoning interest in classic cars took him to the Journal in 2018. He's still on the hunt for his dad's old 1969 Camaro.



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