See How Much 8 Iconic Film and TV Cars Have Sold for in Real Life

Doc Brown's DeLorean time machine from the Back to the Future movies.
Doc Brown's DeLorean time machine from the Back to the Future movies. / &, Wikimedia Commons // CC BY-SA 4.0

From the DeLorean to the Batmobile, a movie car says a lot about the character behind the wheel. Though their fictional reputations vary, the most famous vehicles from pop culture have one thing in common: They've all sold for serious cash in real life.

To determine the actual values of famous cars from your favorite movies and TV shows, the car lease comparison site Moneyshake looked at past auction listings. Some cars are famous for their special features. James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 boasted bulletproof windows, dual machine guns, and an ejection seat in Goldfinger. Even without these perks, the real prop was auctioned off for nearly $6.4 million.

The DeLorean from Back to the Future is another movie vehicle that's famous for its technology. The prop doesn't have a functioning flux capacitor, but it still sold for $541,000 at auction. That's 18 times more expensive than the estimated cost of a regular DeLorean.

More modest rides from pop culture were able to find high bidders as well. Though you can't drive the Mystery Machine from the original Scooby-Doo cartoon, someone built a custom replica of the van and sold it for nearly $30,000. Walter White's Cadillac Sedan DeVille from Breaking Bad outsold the car's typical value by 400 percent when it made an impressive $19,750.

To see the real-life prices of eight iconic prop vehicles, check out the graphics below.

Ashton Martin from James Bond.
Ashton Martin from James Bond. /
Batmobile from Batman.
Batmobile from Batman. /
KITT from Night Rider.
KITT from Night Rider. /
Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters.
Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters. /
Lamborghini from Fast & Furious.
Lamborghini from Fast & Furious. /
Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo.
Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo. /