We will all have our favourite car, it is guaranteed. We will all also have a favourite classic car.
Whether you have loved a certain classic car design for many years or you have recently discovered one that you cannot forget about, there is a classic for everyone.
If you already own a classic car, then we hope you treat it in the right way; constantly looking after it and even using classic car storage when the need arises.
If you would like to be the proud owner of a car that will grab the attention of people whenever you drive past, which classic would it be?
We wonder how many of us dreamt of driving one of these cars when we were younger, which we are going to talk about here and tell you how much they sold for at auctions.
The original Batmobile that was used in the television series of Batman was bought in 1966 for $1 – yes, you read that correctly – $1. Fifteen days later, it had been converted into the sleek bubble that was driven around the streets of Gotham.
Featuring lasers, sprinklers, sprays out smoke, has a Batphone and is completely road legal. It was sold at auction for $4.2 million.
Aston Martin DB5
A favourite of sleek, sophisticated secret agent James Bond. 007 drove this DB5 in five of his movies, including ‘Goldfinger’ and ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’.
Sold at auction for $4.1 million, we wonder if it came with any Bond gadgets?
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
The famous car, easily recognised around the world, was bought at an auction for over $800,000. A good investment from the buyer, we say.
Its bonnet is crafted of polished aluminium, the boat deck is hand crafted or red and white cedar and the brass fittings come from Edwardian cars.
With a dashboard plate from a World War I fighter plane and a Ford 3 litre V6 engine, Chitty is beautiful and charming in its looks.
Seen in the Dukes Of Hazzard, this orange Dodge Charger is well known for its stunts, chases, its long and high jumps, but most of all for the noise that comes from the horn – the first line from a song called ‘Dixie’.
Also, the doors were welded shut, which meant you have to climb through the windows to get in and out.
Sold for a reported $450,000 at an auction.
For how beautiful some of these cars are, and how famous they are around this football we call earth, we think the buyers have gotten them at extremely good prices.
If they need storage for cars they own, we are the people for them.