6 Epic Cars Destroyed In Hollywood Movies
As we all know, Hollywood movies love to crash cars. The villain races away from the hero, and then loses control of the car, the car will smash into a truck or an electricity pole. The producers of the film that’s why used those cars which were cheap and that can minimize the budget of the whole movie. But there are some movies in which expensive cars have been destroyed. Let’s check out the list of most expensive cars which were destroyed in Hollywood movies.
The Hangover – 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Cabriolet
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The Mercedes Benz 280SE Cabriolet appeared in the box-office hit The Hangover. Collectors have been clamouring to own this special piece of Mercedes history. The 280SE 3.5L is perhaps the most sought-after of this particular line and is known for its expressive styling, spacious interior and world-class engineering. In total, only 1,232 units of the Cabriolet would roll off the production floor from 1969 to 1971, while 3,270 Coupe models were made. This model can easily command a price tag into the six-figure range of around $109,000.
Back to the Future – 1946 Ford Super De Luxe Convertible
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The destruction of this classic car made the audience cheer in this movie as there was a classic car chase scene that features Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) on the run from Biff Tannen (Thomas F. Wilson) and also his band of thugs was purely timeless. The car belonging to Tannen was a 1946 Ford Super De Luxe convertible with a 292 flathead v8 engine. The price tag of this car is around $89,900 to $100,000. Undoubtedly, it was nice to look at that piece of art and it was on public display at the Universal Studios for many years but was sold to a private collector in 1996 and now resides in Wisconsin.
The Dark Knight – 2007 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640
In ‘The Dark Knight’, Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) makes a truck to collide with his Lamborghini Murcielago LP640. In case you were pondering, Murcielago is the Spanish word for bat and this car will cost you around $311,100. However, the 640 HP car was in production long before Lamborghini was approached by producers of the film. In the event that you have the inclination to drive one, Auto Europe offers a few Lamborghini models from the luxury car rentals department.
Con Air – 1967 Corvette Sting Ray
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The 1967 Corvette Sting Ray was the last Corvette of the second generation, and five years of refinements made it the best of the line. The 1967 Corvette Sting Ray was owned by the overzealous DEA agent Duncan Malloy (Colm Meany) in the movie and was clearly his prize possession. Was he trying to make up for something? Hard to say, but he clearly wouldn’t have been thrilled about Marshal Vince Larkin (John Cusack) ‘borrowing’ the beautiful antique, even if it hadn’t been flown into the air by plane and hurled through a control tower.
Casino Royale – 2006 Aston Martin DBS
The Aston Martin cars that were made specifically for Casino Royale were given to the studio for the appearance in the film, which is quite generous considering that each one has a price tag of over $400K. The DBS makes a spectacular exit from the film, setting the world record for most barrel rolls assisted by a cannon.
Fast and the Furious – 1970 Dodge Charger
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This list will not complete without the mention of Dominic Toretto’s (Vin Diesel) way cool Dodge Charger. This car is one of the most favourite cars to crash and to destroy, which has made them harder to find for producers of the popular film series. There are at least 4 in storage right now. On different car selling websites, it is available for $6-7 million.
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