Between their on screen appearances and notable celebrity owners, several cars have sold for millions at auction. Some of these cars are well known for the movies that they starred in while others are sought after for the people that have driven them. Brigitte Kruse & GWS Auctions, Inc is here to highlight celebrity cars that were sold for millions at auction!
1968 Ford GT40 Owned by Steve McQueen
This racecar comes equipped with a V-8 engine and 440-horsepower making it a frontrunner. Its rich racing history, including drivers like David Hobbs and Mike Hailwood behind the wheel, made it a must have for Steve McQueen to use in the racing shots of “Le Mans.” This GT40 is one of only three lightweights, which allured many buyers and boosted it to an $11,000,000 price tag at auction.
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider Owned by James Coburn
James Coburn owned this car for over 25 years and drove it to and from movie studios. This small car has a V-12 engine with 280-horsepower. On both the front and rear suspensions you can find telescopic shocks. Throughout the time that Academy Awards Winner James Coburn owned this car, he had it painted dark blue, silver, and burgundy. At an auction in Italy in 2008, this car sold for almost $11,000,000.
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Owned by Steve McQueen
The adrenaline junkie Steve McQueen, who performed many of his own onscreen stunts, was drawn to this car for its speed. With 300-horsepower and a V-12 engine, it goes fast, just like McQueen liked it. It was delivered to the set of “Bullitt” where it made an appearance. In 2014, the car was sold at auction for just over $10,000,000 after being completely restored by Ferrari Classiche.
1955 Ferrari 857 Sport Owned by Andy Warhol
With many upgrades and modifications, this racing car isn’t as fast as some of its competitors. It came equipped with a 750 Monza chassis and a Tipo 129 engine complete with a light-alloy block head and twin overhead camshafts. The fact that it was owned by Andy Warhol drove the price up at auction to $6,270,000.
James Bond’s 1964 Aston Martin DB5
Famous for its appearance in the movie “Goldfinger,” this car is one of a kind. There were originally two cars delivered to the set to be used in the movie: one with all sorts of gadgets installed and the other left in its original state. The upgraded car was stolen in 1997 and to this day hasn’t been spotted. The other was then purchased by Jerry Lee and given all sorts of bells and whistles including front machine guns, tire shredders and a revolving number plate. All of these upgrades, and its reputation, helped this car sell for $4.6 million at auction in 2010.
Buying & Selling Celebrity Cars & More at Auction in Beverly Hills, Agoura Hills, Palm Springs, Indio & Southern California
If you are looking for celebrity vehicles, an auction is one of the best places to find them. Brigitte Kruse & GWS Auctions, Inc will assist you in buying and selling celebrity cars at auction. We can ensure you get top dollar for your famous vehicle as well as find the car you have been looking for. Bid now at our Famous Music & Hollywood Icons Historical Occasion auction with lots starting to close at 10AM on November 11th, 2017.