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.
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.
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.