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Vintage Screen Cars

  1. Holy Tailfins, Batman!

    Holy Tailfins, Batman!

    This 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car was the Batmobile in the original 1960s television series. Modified in 1966 at a cost of $15,000, it sold in February 2013 for $4.62 million.

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  2. Remember to Close the Windows

    Remember to Close the Windows

    This Lotus Esprit was designed and built for the 1977 film, The Spy Who Loved Me, in which Roger Moore played James Bond. A fully operational, self-propelled sub, it was piloted in the film by a Moore body-double who was an ex-Navy SEAL. It's scheduled to be sold at auction in London in September.

    Photograph by Everett Collection
  3. McQueen's Last Ride

    McQueen's Last Ride

    Steve McQueen drove this 1951 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe convertible in his last film, The Hunter, released shortly before his death in 1980. In the film he played an aging bounty hunter with terrible driving skills. The car sold in March 2013 for $88,000.

    Courtesy Auctions America
  4. Vintage Style

    Vintage Style

    This 1935 Cadillac V-12 convertible appeared in the Oscar-winning 2011 silent film The Artist. Its original owner is believed to have been the silent-film actor Harold Lloyd. It was sold in January 2013 for $99,000.

    Photograph by Hugh HamiltonHugh Hamilton/RM Auctions
  5. Angels on Wheels

    Angels on Wheels

    Cameron Diaz drove this 1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder in the 2003 film Charlie's Angels 2: Full Throttle. It sold in 2012 for $10 million.

    Courtesy Talacrest
  6. Need for Speed

    Need for Speed

    This 1968 Ford GT40 Gulf/Mirage lightweight racing car was the camera car in the 1970 Steve McQueen film Le Mans. McQueen insisted on mounting cameras on a high-performance car so that other racecars could be filmed at actual speed. It was sold in August 2012 for $11 million, the highest price ever for an American car sold at auction.

    Courtesy RM Auctions