A Bunch Of Sweet Movie Cars From Films Like Fast Five And Ford v Ferrari Are Going Up For Sale

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Photo: Volo Auto Museum

Auto museums give gearheads a chance to see many of their favorite cars all in one place. One awesome museum near Chicago with a collection of movie cars is about to auction off some of its holdings to make room for new exhibits. You can even score a car from Ford v Ferrari or Fast Five!

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The Volo Auto Museum, nestled away in Volo, Illinois, is a magical place if you’re a car nut. Its collection is best known for cars from movies like Back To The Future to the remake of The Green Hornet.

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In addition to the movie cars, it also has an expansive dealership, and the cars that are for sale are also part of the museum. I’ve visited this museum a few times over the years and it’s a delight. Every visit is different. Volo even had a lovely Tucker 48 prop from Tucker: The Man and His Dream.

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Now, Volo will pass some of these cars into the hands of collectors. A release from Volo Auto Museum tells what’s going to be up for grabs on eBay April 14 to 21:

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport replica used by Vin Diesel and Paul Walker in “Fast 5"; a screen-used ‘66 Ferrari GTB replica built for “Ford v Ferrari”; a ‘65 Econoline van also built for “Ford v Ferrari”; a 1966 Chrysler Imperial used in the 2011 remake of “The Green Hornet”

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There’s also a Sony promotional “Ghostbusters” hearse from the 2016 film; a 1958 Chevy Nomad used throughout the 2020 thriller “Let Him Go,” featuring Kevin Costner and Diane Lane; and a screen-used 1973 Ferrari Daytona from an upcoming Bradley Cooper film, “Soggy Bottom,” as well as from the TV series “9-1-1.”

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Some of these aren’t wildly expensive, either. The 1965 Ford Econoline above is estimated to sell between $30,000 and $40,000. The 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport replica in the lead photo is estimated to bring between $95,000 and $100,000. Of course, there’s no knowing what they’ll actually sell for in auction.

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The list even includes vehicles like a 1926 Ford Model T, a 1937 Pierce-Arrow camper and a Disney trolley.

Why would the museum sell off such cool cars? Brian Grams, director of the museum, says:

“We need to make room for new exhibits, and recoup some of the cost of the spectacular interactive spaces we have been building during the pandemic shutdown.”

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Photo: Volo Auto Museum

This 1966 Ferrari GTB Competizione Speciale replica is also up for grabs. Volo says a real one would set you back about $40 million, so its $75,000 to $85,000 estimated value is not bad.

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If you want some sweet movie cars in your life, this is a good chance to nab one. Check out the full list here. If you’re ever in the Volo area (roughly 40 miles northwest of Chicago) I highly recommend a visit.

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Volo Auto Museum was a frequent-ish* treat for me growing up, having been born and raised in the area.

At that time, it was mostly a consignment shop that functioned as a “museum”, with the consigned cars on display. There were some “permanent” exhibits, but most of the vehicles were for sale, so the cars on display were always changing.

I was in town some (8 or 9) years ago and had some time to kill, so made it back to Volo. I was impressed with how much it had evolved since my last visit a decade or so prior. Definitely worth a stop for any gearhead in the area.

*whenever I could convince Dad to take me