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Published on March 26th, 2014 | by gareth


From the Screen to Your Drive Way: How to Buy Your Own Movie Car

By Daniel Thompson
Some movies hold a special place in the hearts of viewers for a variety of reasons. Perhaps the characters are particularly relatable, maybe it’s a poignant story line, or, for many viewers, it’s the cars.

Movie cars have long been an iconic part of film history, and many a moviegoer has dreamed of owning Bond’s Aston Martin, or Marty McFly’s DeLorean. If you are looking to buy a car straight from the silver screen, expect to pay a premium for the privilege.

If funding your car obsession isn’t a problem, take a minute to think about the maintenance costs of owning a film-famous vehicle. Buying a classic car may well be in your price range, but the maintenance costs and insurance costs might be much higher than expected.

Tips to Keep Overall Costs Down
Once you’ve got your movie car, get it appraised. You are going to want to get a quote for its true value, and to do this, you need an authorized dealer or representative. Once you’ve done this, check with a company like The Hartford for car insurance quotes (gotta love those multi-policy discounts) and run some what-if scenarios by them. Because most insurance on normal vehicles factors in a lot of depreciation value, you’re going to want to make sure your beloved vehicle is insured for the full amount.

This is your baby. Make sure it’s completely covered. Stay away from just liability insurance, it’s not going to provide the coverage you’ll want if anything happens to the car.

Don’t be afraid to shop around. Make sure your insurance agent can answer any questions you have and is knowledgeable about the oftentimes complicated world of classic car insurance.

The Most Sought-After, Drooled-Over Cars in Movie History
The 1961 250 Ferrari Spyder from “Ferris Beuller’s Day Off” is not the most attainable car for gear heads looking to own a car from their favorite flick. With an estimated price somewhere around $4 million, this is for serious (and well funded) movie fanatics. Though, for that price tag, you are going to be driving home with one of the most beautiful cars 80’s high school movies had to offer.

For any sci-fi lovers out there, nothing could top owning Marty McFly’s amazing, time-traveling, 1.21 jigawatt-powered 1982 DeLorean. This car is decidedly more affordable the Ferris Bueller’s joy-ride, with prices starting in the low 30 thousands. Flux capacitor sold separately. For true movie buff, gear head bliss, look no further than the James Bond franchise. No other movie series has had more superstar cars than Bond. And if you’re looking for a truly iconic vehicle, it’s got to be the Aston Martin

DB5. Featured in the newest Bond movie, as well as in “Casino Royale,” “The Spy Who Loved Me” and “Goldfinger,” this glorious example of British engineering will set you back around $180 thousand. Though, that’s not including the ejector seat or front-mounted missiles. Those you’ll have to see Q about.

About the Author

Syndicated movie & game critic, writer, author and frequent radio guest. His work has appeared in over 60 publications worldwide and he is the creator of the rising entertainment site and publication “Skewed and Reviewed”.He has three books of film, game reviews and interviews published and is a well-received and in demand speaker on the convention circuit. Gareth has appeared in movies and is a regular guest on a top-rated Seattle morning show.He has also appeared briefly in films such as “Prefountaine”, “Postal”. “Far Cry”. and others. Gareth is also an in-demand speaker at several conventions and has conducted popular panels for over two decades.

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