Is time travel extra? The most expensive movie cars to insure
From the heavily armoured Batmobile to Doc’s time-hopping DeLorean, cars play a starring role in many of our favourite film moments.
And we’re not talking about standard run-arounds. These mega-stars of the movie vehicle world are packed with unusual features, having to contend with car chases, explosions and robot battles.
Which begs the question… if you wanted to drive them in real life, what would they cost to insure?
Some of cinema’s biggest and best motor vehicles have been assessed by insurer 1st Central, compiling a list of the Top 10 most expensive movie cars to insure…
- Optimus Prime – Transformers
We all know modifications can make your motor insurance eye-wateringly pricey – but you try telling that to Michael Bay franchise Transformers. Based on ‘80s mega-truck Peterbilt 379, Optimus Prime would come in at a cool million to insure; possibly due to its on-board arsenal of weapons and history of high-speed collisions.
- Batmobile – Batman
Seen in many guises over the years, the latest incarnation of Batman’s trusty Batmobile is reminiscent of an armoured tank, boasting a rocket launcher, jet engine and the ability to transform into the Batpod.
- The Hell Cycle – Ghost Rider
The Ghost Rider’s motorcycle not only moves at incredible speeds, but up vertical surfaces and across bodies of water – not to mention the Medallion of Power is its gas cap. Oh, and the wheels are constantly on fire.
- Wolverine’s Motorcycle – X-Men
The second motorbike to make the list, Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine travels on a 1963 Harley Davidson FLH. While classic bikes can be costly to cover, it may be the character’s riding skills that boost the premium somewhat.
- Mr Weasley’s Ford Anglia – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Magically charmed, Ron’s family banger has the ability to fly, albeit by underage wizards – and an unfortunate history of parking in the Womping Willow tree.
- DeLorean – Back To The Future
Turns out time-hopping can significantly boost your premium – not to mention the plutonium-fuelled nuclear reactor it runs on. If driven in the UK it would also be regularly breaking speed limits as it propels to the all-important 88mph.
- Ecto-1 – Ghostbusters
Dr Ray Stantz’s mechanical skills came in handy when he bought and repaired the Ghostbusters’ 1959 Cadillac for $4,800. The iconic vehicle may look ramshackle but it had enough room to store Proton Packs, Ecto Goggles and, of course, the team.
- Bumblebee – Transformers
Another Transformer makes the list, with this Autobot based on a Chevrolet Camero far cheaper to insure than his bigger buddy.
- Herbie – Herbie Fully Loaded
The sentient Love Bug has had his fair share of scrapes – from “walking the plank” into the sea to competing as a NASCAR rally car – which might have contributed to this classic car’s costly cover.
- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Modified by inventor Caractacus Potts to become capable of flight, the children’s fine four-fendered friend seems almost reasonable to insure, compared to its list-mates.
Psst! Wondering why James Bond’s famous Aston Martin doesn’t make an appearance? As a government agent, 007 doesn’t need insurance at all as he’s covered under the Crown.
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