From the Batmobile to Bond Cars, what are these famous cars worth now?

Explaining how the team has worked out the value of these famous wheels, John Hood, responsible for Motorpoint’s Sell Your Car function, said: “To work out how much it would cost to buy a piece of cinematic history, we’ve considered the age and condition of the car, plus any unique features that help them stand out.

“While owning an onscreen favourite might seem priceless, it is possible to find replicas on the used car market. You might not get all the singing and dancing features, but you’ll certainly make other motorists smile. After all, does the average motorist really need an ejector seat?”

Below, Motorpoint has broken down the current value of a range of iconic cars, did your favourite make the list?

Volkswagen Beetle – Herbie

Could be yours for between £10,000 and £167,000

This puckish little Volkswagen Beetle wowed audiences with his remarkable ability to drive himself, achieved by hiding a stunt driver in the rear seat with extended linkages for the steering and brakes.

If you’re racing to put Herbie on your drive, you’ve got a few options. Ratty old Beetles can be bought for less than £5,000, but you’ll need some pricey restoration work before you can go bananas. A half-decent example will set you back around £10,000 or, if you want the real deal Love Bug, the last one sold for $212,500, which is about £167,000. Just remember yours won’t be coming to life anytime soon.

Batmobile aka. The Tumbler – Batman Begins

Could be yours for £785,000

When Christopher Nolan took the reins to the Batman film franchise, he introduced the world to a grittier, more realistic version of the caped crusader.

A signature piece of the redesign was Bruce Wayne’s monstrous new Batmobile. Nicknamed the Tumbler, it was designed to be part Lamborghini, part tank. Though it’s unlikely that you’ll find one parked on the average residential street, you could find something fairly similar. 

A street-legal replica was sold in the US for $1 million (around £785,000), so if you’ve got six figures to spare, you could own your own Batmobile.

With that said, if you wanted all Batman’s extra tech, including a jet engine, rocket launchers, and even a stealth mode, you’d probably need several million dollars and a few military-supply contracts.

Aston Martin DB5 – James Bond: Goldfinger

Could be yours for £750,000

James Bond has had more than his fair share of posh cars, including a BMW Z8 and the world’s only waterproof Lotus Esprit. But when you close your eyes and picture Her Majesty’s top-secret agent, it’s most likely an Aston Martin DB5 in graceful Silver Birch that you see him next to.

If you want to live the double-0 lifestyle, you better make sure you’ve got lots of 0s in your bank account. You can expect to pay at least £750,000 for a genuine DB5 in good condition, and much more than that if you want one of the authentic movie cars. Not to mention, that’s before you’ve even priced up an ejector seat or spinning numberplate attachment.

Pontiac Aztek – Breaking Bad

Could be yours for around £8,000

Before starring as Walter White’s car in Breaking Bad, the Pontiac Aztek already had something of a reputation, and not the good kind.

Its deeply awkward looks, dumpy profile and tacky interior saw it labelled as one of the worst-looking cars of all time. The fact Mr White’s car was hearing-aid beige did little to help with the image.

There are currently a few thousand used Azteks for sale, and the car’s iffy image has kept prices nice and low.

For anyone looking to get their hands on one, consider any models for sale across Europe and getting it delivered to the UK. I suspect that Breaking Bad fans could expect to spend around £8,000 to own their very own piece of the show.

DeLorean DMC-12 – Back to the Future

Could be yours for £50,000 (time-travelling kit not included)

The story of how Doc Brown and Marty McFly ended up travelling through time in a DeLorean DMC-12 is wild. Almost as wild as the actual story of John DeLorean and his attempts to put the DMC-12 on sale.

For anyone wanting to own this piece of cinematic history, you’ll need at least £50,000 if you want to put one of these stainless-steel stunners on your drive. Plus, probably quite a bit more on top to fix the inevitable faults with its feeble Peugeot-sourced V6 engine.

Of course, if you want the full time-travelling kit – including those all-important flux capacitors – you’ll need far deeper pockets.

Dodge A100 aka. Mystery Machine – Scooby-Doo

Could be yours for £15,000 (plus, the funky paint job)

Fans can’t quite agree whether Scoob and the gang’s iconic Mystery Machine is a Dodge A100 van or a G-series Chevrolet Van. Either way, this mid-’60s load lugger puts in the hard work ferrying the ghost-hunting Great Dane and those meddling kids to their next great mystery, despite the answer always being ‘the butler did it’.

Any Dodge A100 vans that have survived this long will probably have been carefully tended to and may even have been fully restored.

You could expect to pay at least £15,000 for a serviceable example, and that’s before the cost of moving it to the UK and adding that gorgeous flower-power custom paint job.


Plymouth Valiant – The Simpsons

Could be yours for £20,000 (plus a new paint job)

Perhaps more surprising than The Simpsons’ decades-long production run, is the fact that Homer’s elderly soft-pink sedan is still going after all these years. Characters in Springfield have identified the car as a 1986 Plymouth ‘Junkerolla’, but ardent fans believe the design is actually based on a real-world early-’70s Plymouth Valiant.

Due to the age of the vehicle, you’ll be shopping from a very small handful of carefully maintained Valiant examples. Prices for decent, rust-free cars start around £20,000, but you’ll need to budget a little extra for a respray to match the original car’s peachy complexion.

Toyota Supra – The Fast and the Furious

Could be yours for £71,000

The first Fast and Furious film took the Toyota Supra from a JDM icon to a budget-busting legend. With Brian and Dom behind the wheel, plus a few overnight parts from Japan, this turbocharged muscle coupe will decimate all. The Supra’s starring role has now made it one of the most valuable ’90s cars on sale this side of a McLaren F1.

You can’t just buy any Supra, however. Bragging rights are reserved for the most desirable spec – twin-turbo cars with manual gearboxes.

Find one of these and you’ll be spending at least $90,000, which is about £71,000, and that’s before you add all the extra go-fast parts and the gallons of nitrous needed to live your life a quarter mile at a time.

K.I.T.T. – Knight Rider

Could be yours for £40,000

Knight Industries Two Thousand, or K.I.T.T. to his friends, is a high-tech crime-fighting vehicle driven by Michael Knight. The car has dozens of unique features including a sweeping red scanner and a blisteringly fast turbo boost, but its standout function was the sarcastic AI interface that readily made a fool of its human driver.

Lots of K.I.T.T. replicas have been made over the years, some better than others, all using the same Pontiac Trans-Am base. The most convincing replicas cost at least £40,000, but you’ll also need to budget for the cost of running an old V8-powered American car, which usually requires a reasonable amount of bravery.

Leyland Mini 1000 – Mr Bean

Could be yours for £10,000

Mr Bean is an odd little man so, of course, he drives an odd little car. Fans mostly agree that his is a ’70s Leyland Mini 1000, possibly borrowing a few parts from an earlier ’60s model. Although any old Mini with a bright green paint job and mismatched black bonnet should work, especially if you drive it from an armchair on the roof.

For any motorists keen to copy Mr Bean’s style, you can find rusty Minis in need of restoration for less than £5,000 but might find yourself spending thousands to get it roadworthy, even by Mr Bean standards. Realistically, you’ll be looking closer to £10,000 for a cleaner example that’s ready to drive straight away.

Just remember, you aren’t actually Mr Bean, so if you spot a light-blue Reliant Regal while driving your Mini, it’s not your sworn duty to run them off the road and steal their parking space.



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