The Most Expensive Cars On TV

There are and have been some pretty awesome cars on TV, but which ones are the most expensive? Check out these marvelous motors that are worth big bucks but are certainly worth the money.

Pink Panther:

The original Pink Panther car is set to go on auction in October and is predicted to fetch a staggering $150,000! The Panthermobile, which appeared in the credits of the popular children’s TV show during the 60s and 70s, is now 42 years old and is still in its original condition. Designed by Hollywood vehicle designer Jay Ohrberg, the motor is being sold online by corporate-recovery company Robson Kay and is sure to make one nostalgic fan very happy.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang:

The classic car which starred in the 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang sold for a whopping $805,000 at an auction in Los Angeles. Chitty, which boasts the famous number plate GEN 11, was actually estimated to sell between $1 and $2 million but sadly fell short of this price. Built by the Ford racing team, this car was the only one of five Chitty models used in the film which actually worked out on the road. With a dashboard plate from a World War 1 fighting plane and a rear made from cedar, this car is a treasured piece of history.

James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5

Driven by Sean Connery in Goldfinger and Thunderball, James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 quickly became one of the most famous cars in the world. At an auction room in London, this marvellous motor was the object of affection for many avid movie fans and eventually sold for almost five miiiiillion dollars. With worn grey leather seats the car was sold looking well-loved and rustic, however, the mechanics and gadgets were given a makeover – although unfortunately the ejector seat didn’t actually work.

Batmobile:

The legendary Batmobile from the famous film Batman Returns recently sold on eBay not only as a piece of memorabilia but as a fully functioning Chevrolet. Powered by a 50 cubic-inch V8 engine, the totally awesome car sold for no less than $170,100 and was worth every single penny (if you’re into that sort of thing). With an upgraded fuel injection, 8-gallon Hardwood fuel cell and Sportsman rear tires, the vehicle is said to drive like a dream and would certainly stand out on the road.

Sir Alan’s Rolls-Royce Phantom

Sir Alan Sugar’s spectacular Rolls-Royce Phantom which regularly appeared on the hit reality show The Apprentice, was put up for sale on Autotrader for around $300,000! The successful entrepreneur decided to treat himself to a new long wheel base Rolls-Royce Phantom, which became the new wearer of his infamous AMS 1 number plate. Voted one of the coolest personalized plates of all time there was no way Lord Sugar was throwing that in for the price.

Doctor Who Tardis

Ok, so it’s not exactly a car, but it is a mode of transport and it did appear on TV. Yes, that’s right; the Doctor Who Tardis used by Christopher Eccleston was sold at auction for an impressive $17,200. What’s more, two Daleks from the 1960s were also auctioned elsewhere fetching $7,600 each and a model of K-9 eventually sold for $1,900.

So there you have it, a selection of the most expensive and super awesome cars (and a Tardis) that have appeared on TV. If you have a stack of money to spare why not treat yourself to a part of history which you can show off to your friends?

This guest post has been written by the leading UK second hand cars comparison website, Netcars.com.