Cadillac, VW featured in ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ up for auction

The cars driven by Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio are part of a vast sale of Hollywood memorabilia

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt in the 1966 Cadillac | Columbia Pictures photos

The creamy yellow 1966 Cadillac Coupe DeVille in which Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt cruised around town in the movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is coming up for auction, part of Prop Store’s huge stash of movie memorabilia to be offered in a live sale August 26 and 27.

The restored Caddy is joined by another car from the film, the somewhat scruffy blue VW Karmann Ghia convertible (possibly a 1966 model) owned by Pitt’s character, Cliff Booth. 

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Brad Pitt makes a move in the Karmann Ghia

The Cadillac, seen extensively in the film as Booth chauffeurs fictional movie star Cliff Dalton (DiCaprio) around Hollywood after Dalton loses his license for driving drunk, is valued between $45,000 to $55,000. 

The Ghia has a value of $20,000 and $30,000, according to the auction company. It reportedly had a Subaru engine swap to boost its onscreen performance. Both cars are used in a number of segments in the movie, and have become elements of its fandom.

The cars were part of an array of vintage vehicles seen in Quentin Tarantino’s ode to 1960s Hollywood, including many that can be spotted in the highly authentic period street scenes.

Among about 850 other pieces of movie memorabilia offered in the auction are such Hollywood items as Michael Corleone’s suit (worn by Al Pacino) from The Godfather, boxing gloves from Rocky, the lightsaber hilt brandished by Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars, the fighter pilot helmet worn by Tom Cruise in Top Gun, Jennifer Lawrence costumes worn in Hunger Games, and a scale model of the spaceship Nostromo from Alien, which has the auction’s highest estimated value of $300,000 to $500,000.

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Some items listed in the massive sale carry values as little as $100, and go up from there. 

Prop Store is an auction company based in Los Angeles and London that specializes in “ultimate collectibles” from the movie and TV industries.  For more information about the auction, visit the Prop Store website.

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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  1. These car are old technologies questionable frames which generated piss poor handling characteristics bad miles per gallon,and AM/ FM radios with a possible option of an 8 track player. heck they weren’t even in demand when dealers has them on their show room floors. In short they are junkers and just because someone actor drove the frigging things doesn’t alter those facts.On a good day they aren’t worth a plug nickel and on a bad one they are sold to scrap collectors to be melted down!

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