Popular Movie Cars: What Happened To Them?

    Popular Movie Cars: Where Are They Now?

    You recognize them from their legendary roles, with some of the most popular being the Batmobile, the DeLorean from “Back to the Future,” and Herbie. From time travel to trusted companion, these famous movie cars easily won our hearts on the big screen. But, where are they now?

    The Batmobile

    Since it initially appeared in the Batman comic strip of the 1930s, this movie car has seen much advancement. The original 1960s TV show simply featured a large sedan. The 1980s gave us machine guns. The Batmobile looked more like a heavily armored military vehicle by the 2000s, complete with an ejection pod.

    ·Where is the Batmobile now?

    The original Batmobile went on display in the Cayman Motor Museum in spring 2010 on Grand Cayman Island.

    The DMC-12, more popularly known as the De Lorean car

    About 9,000 of these cars were made in 1981-1983. About 6,500 of these cars are believed to still exist.

    The Batmobile

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    Herbie The Love Bug

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      The DeLorean from Back to the Future

      In the 1980s, the DeLorean took us on an exciting journey into the future. This epic movie trilogy told the tale of Marty McFly, a teenager, a peculiar professor named Doc Brown and their travels through the years 1955, 1985 and 2015. The car from this movie was a customized 1981 DeLorean DMC-12.

      ·Where is the DeLorean Time Machine now?

      All housed at Hollywood’s Universal Studios, at least one DeLorean is kept on display for the public.


      Beginning with “The Love Bug” released in 1969, Herbie, a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle racecar, was the primary character in six Disney movies.

      ·Where is Herbie now?

      Including those that appeared on screen and a few that were engineered for Disney World parades, the cars from these movies now belong to private collectors and museums worldwide, such as the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

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