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Do movie producers normally end up with the entire fleet of vehicles used in their film? According to Telegraph, that’s what happened with 51 1931-’48 cars and trucks from the upcoming movie Captain America: The First Avenger. Executive producer Nigel Gostelow, a self-proclaimed “avid petrolhead” has them consigned for the Historics at Brooklands March 3 auction, and there are plenty of interesting choices, particularly if you like trucks.
Reserves and estimates are low, which is correct for often hard-used movie cars, although Gostelow says, “When it comes to movie production, the settings need to look and feel real, and these cars played a large part in that process. Ultimately, they looked great on set, and pleasingly, were correct and very well prepared.”
Complete list of cars:
1931 Buick 4 Door Sedan
1931 Chevrolet Dropside Truck
1933 Dodge Tow Truck
1935 Chevrolet Truck
1935 Hudson Sedan
1936 Chevrolet Master Town Sedan
1937 Chevrolet 4 Door
1937 Chevrolet 4 Door
1937 Chrysler Royal
1937 De Soto 4 Door Sedan
1937 Dodge Tank Truck
1937 Oldsmobile Touring Sedan
1938 IH Van
1939 Buick 40 Special
1939 Buick Century 51S
1939 Buick Eight
1939 Chevrolet 2 Door Coupe
1939 Dodge 4 Door
1939 Dodge Sedan
1939 Dodge Stake Pick Up Truck
1939 Hudson Model 90 Club Coupe
1939 Oldsmobile Coupe
1939 Pontiac Silver Streak Deluxe
1940 Chevrolet Special DLX
1941 Buick 60 Series 4 Door Sedan
1941 Buick Special Sedanette
1941 Cadillac Series 61
1941 Chevrolet Deluxe
1941 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Sedan
1941 Chevrolet Pick Up Truck
1941 Chevrolet Special Deluxe
1941 Ford Coupe
1941 Ford Coupe
1941 GMC Series 100 Pick Up Truck
1941 Plymouth Deluxe 83
1942 Buick 4 Door Sedan
1942 Chevrolet Gillig School Bus
1942 Chevrolet Pick Up
1942 Diamond T Wrecker 969A
1942 Ford Hauler
1942 GMC 352 Military Truck
1942 Studebaker Coupe
1943 Dodge Military Ambulance
1946 Ford Super Deluxe
1948 Chrysler Windsor
1948 Dodge D25C Special Deluxe Coupe
1949 Plymouth 2 Door Deluxe
Berliet Military Truck
Military Commer Q4
Military GMC Truck
Update: I just got the official press release in:
As a curtain raiser to its expanded 2011 auction programme, Historics at Brooklands has consigned to its next sale on 3rd March, a blockbusting collection of classic American vehicles fresh from the set of the forthcoming Marvel Studios movie, Captain America – ‘The First Avenger’.
The epic 50+ strong collection features vehicles from 1931-1948; the more unusual including a 1942 Chevrolet Gillig School/Tour Bus, a 1933 Dodge Tow Truck and a WWII Dodge Military Ambulance, with all vehicles used during filming at Shepperton Studios in London, and on location in Manchester and Liverpool, UK.
With the film due for global release from July 2011, the cars will be part of an action-packed sale at Brooklands on 3rd March 2011, alongside a supporting cast of a further 65 fine classic and sports cars.
Each car from the Captain America collection boasts its own intriguing history – including a 1933 Dodge Tow Truck sourced from the Nevada Desert that comes complete with genuine bullet holes on the driver’s wing and bonnet – and all will be accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity.
Other stars on show are a 1941 Cadillac Series 61 boasting superb art deco styling and a 1935 Hudson Sedan bristling with a mighty straight-eight powerplant, whilst a number of two-door coupes from the likes of Dodge, Hudson, Chevrolet, Plymouth and Ford – many of which are fitted with flathead V8s – will appeal to hot rod fans.
A whole host of commercial vehicles will also share the limelight, including a pair of Dodge and Chevrolet pick-up trucks, a 1942 Dodge Ambulance, an imposing 1942 Diamond T Wrecker truck, a trio of Berliet military trucks and a superbly restored 1938 Harvester Van.
Having undertaken the painstaking process of sourcing and acquiring the collection,
Executive Producer Nigel Gostelow, commented, “I, along with our Director, Joe Johnston, are both avid ‘petrol heads’, and so historical accuracy was vitally important to us. When it comes to movie production, the settings need to look and feel real, and these cars played a large part in that process. Ultimately, they looked great on set, and pleasingly, were correct and very well prepared.”
Historics at Brooklands Auction Director, Edward Bridger-Stille, added, “We are delighted to be working with Marvel Studios on this project. The cars are fascinating and with extremely low reserves set across the board, everybody will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire a little piece of cinematic history.”
Historics continues to utilise the Internet auction tool, i-bidder, which allows for real-time, online monitoring and bidding, and increases the possibility that a number of the sought-after cars may head back across the pond to their country of origin.
For more information, and to attend the Historics at Brooklands auction on the afternoon of 3rd March, call 0800 988 3838, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or see the website, www.historics.co.uk. Entry by catalogue only, available prior to, or on the day of the auction.