‘The Godfather’ Cadillac Limo Headlines L.A. Auction of Famous Hollywood Vehicles

Some of the Motor City’s most iconic vehicles, made famous by their use in movies and television shows, will take center stage at the Artifacts of Hollywood and Music Auction, March 27, in Los Angeles.
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1950 Cadillac Fleetwood 74 Limousine from The Godfather
Bids start at $20,000 for the 1950 Cadillac Fleetwood 74 Limousine featured in the March 27 Artifacts of Hollywood and Music Auction in Los Angeles. // Photo courtesy of Kruse GWS Auctions

Some of the Motor City’s most iconic vehicles, made famous by their use in movies and television shows, will take center stage at the Artifacts of Hollywood and Music Auction, March 27, in Los Angeles.

Among the stars of the auction is the 1950 Cadillac Fleetwood 74 Limousine used in the blockbuster 1972 film “The Godfather.” The Cadillac was originally owned by Mae West and comes with extensive documentation. Bidding starts at $20,000.

Other rolling celebrities in the auction include the Grand Theft Auto V 2006 Dodge Viper SRT, the 1985 Cadillac El Dorado convertible from the Netflix program “Stranger Things 3,” the 1993 Ford Explorer from “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” the 1974 Ford Falcon XB Interceptor replica from “Mad Max,” the 1983 Ford F-150 pickup from “Hannah Montana, the Movie,” the 2008 Ford Mustang from “Knight Rider,” and the 1987 Chevrolet Caprice from “Furious 7.”

The event is presented by Kruse GWS Auctions, an auction house specializing in entertainment memorabilia, fine jewelry, royal artifacts, and master timepieces. The gavel drops to start the sale at 1 p.m. EDT on March 27.

Rob Zombie’s 1976 GMC Motorhome and the 1987 Plymouth Grand Fury from “Gotham” are other Detroit products featured among the 214 lots in the sale.

Vehicles not made in Detroit in the auction include the 1964 Leslie Special from “The Great Race,” the Kawasaki Z-1 motorcycle from “The Road Warrior,” and Larry King’s 2008 Audi A8L W12 Quattro Sedan 6.0L.

Additional non-automotive auction highlights include Elvis Presley’s solid 14K yellow gold and blue enamel “TCB” necklace; Elizabeth Taylor’s drop earrings, blue and white rhinestone brooch, and necklace; a Western shirt owned by Michael Jackson; and a variety of jewelry owned by Marilyn Monroe.

To view The Artifacts of Hollywood and Music auction catalog, visit here. To register to participate in the auction, visit here.

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