Famous Vehicles at the Icons and Legends of Hollywood Auction From Profiles in History
May 16, 2018

The Most Famous Vehicles In Film & TV History From Aliens, Herbie Goes Bananas, Beverly Hills 90210, Lost in Space, Judge Dredd, Ben Hur, Wayne’s World 2, Terminator 2, Mad Max, Speed & More At Profiles in History’s ICONS & LEGENDS OF HOLLYWOOD AUCTION June 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th in Los Angeles


LOS ANGELES- May 15th, 2018– Profiles in History is proud to announce some of the mostfamous vehicles in film and TV history will be going up for auction at their Icons & Legends of Hollywood Auction. Set for June 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th in Los Angeles.

The screen-used Colonial Marines “Drop-ship” filming miniature fromAliens. This 1/12th scale Drop-ship filming miniature was constructed at Pinewood Studios in 1985 for James Cameron’s Aliens. The Colonial Marines Drop-ship is forever ingrained in science fiction lore as one of the greatest plausibly realistic space vehicles. It is pictured above and estimated to sell for $150,000 – $200,000.

The 1973 “Herbie” Volkswagen Beetle from Herbie Goes Bananas. This is not just a car, but a full-fledged character! A fantastic, instantly recognizable film car (and character!) It is pictured right and estimated to sell for $80,000 – $120,000.

Rowan Atkinson’s yellow “Mr. Bean” British Leyland Mini 1000 from the 1997 film, Bean. It is pictured below and estimated to sell for $60,000 – $80,000.

Luke Perry “Dylan McKay” 1964 convertible Porsche from Beverly Hills, 90210. This is Dylan McKay’s ultra-cool black 1964 convertible. It is pictured below and estimated to sell for $60,000 – $80,000.

Richard Gere “Zack Mayo” 1978 Triumph Bonneville 750 from An Officer and a Gentleman. This is one of two Triumph Bonnevilles used during production by Richard Gere as naval aviator hopeful Zack Mayo in the wildly successful Academy Award-winning romantic drama. It is pictured below and estimated to sell for $30,000 – $50,000.

Jupiter-1 spacecraft hero filming miniature from Lost in Space. The massive Jupiter-1 spacecraft was used to launch the smaller Jupiter-2 into orbit in the 1998 feature film. It is estimated to sell for $30,000 – $50,000.

They also have The Jupiter-1 spacecraft large upper section filming miniature fromLost in Space. It is estimated to sell for $20,000 – $30,000.

The “Saracen” screen-used tank prop vehicle from the 1995 film of Judge Dredd. This is the original full size Saracen Tank prop. It is estimated to sell for $30,000 – $50,000.

The Lawmaster screen-used motorcycle from  the 1995 film of Judge Dredd. TheLawmaster is a Judge’s primary form of street transportation. It is estimated to sell for $20,000 – $30,000.

The screen-used GM Bus “2525” from Speed. This is the General Motors city bus used for principal filming. As much a character as any of the human cast, this bus is the central set piece for the conflict in the blockbuster movie when terrorist “Harry Payne” (Dennis Hopper) rigs it to explode if it drops below 50 MPH. It is pictured below and estimated to sell for $20,000 – $30,000.

Vernon Wells “Wez” post-apocalyptic custom motorcycle from Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior. This is the motorcycle used by Wez, the lead biker marauder with the Mohawk hairstyle in George Miller’s classic sequel to Mad Max. Estimated to sell for $15,000 – $25,000.

Mike Myers’ “Wayne Campbell” and Dana Carvey “Garth Algar” 1972 AMC Pacer Convertible from Wayne’s World 2. It is estimated to sell for $3,000 – $5,000.

Previously announced vehicles include:

Charlton Heston’s chariot from Ben-Hur, estimated to sell for $120,000 – $150,000.

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s screen used “Terminator” Harley-Davidson motorcycle fromTerminator 2: Judgment Day, estimated to sell for $200,000 – $300,000.

Items are available to preview at Profiles in History’s office in Calabasas by appointment only.

See a selection of top tier costumes and props on display in New York City at The Society of Illustrators, May 15th – 19th.

Press are invited to tour the exhibit on Tuesday, May 15th at 10:00 AM.

The exhibit will be open to the public:
On Tuesday, May 15th, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM.
On Wednesday, May 16th, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
On Thursday, May 17th, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM.
On Friday, May 18th, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM.
On Saturday, May 19th, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Located at The Society of Illustrators 128 East 63 Street New York, NY 10065.

Founded in 1985 by Joseph Maddalena, Profiles in History is the world’s largest auctioneer & dealer of original Hollywood Memorabilia, historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts. Born into a family of antiques dealers in Rhode Island, Joseph “Joe” Maddalena learned early on how to turn his passion of collecting historical autographs into a career. Upon graduation from Pepperdine, Joe pursued his passion to become a full-time dealer of historical documents, and opened his first office in 1985. Profiles in History has held some of the most prestigious and successful auctions of Hollywood memorabilia and own virtually every Guinness Book record for prices of original screen-used memorabilia.  Highlights from their previous auctions include the “Cowardly Lion” costume from The Wizard of Oz for $805,000; Steve McQueen’s “Michael Delaney” racing suit from Le Mans for $960,000; From the history-making Debbie Reynolds Auction in June 2011, Profiles in History sold the Marilyn Monroe “Subway” Dress from The Seven Year Itch for $5.52M and the Audrey Hepburn Ascot Dress from My Fair Lady for $4.44M. In February 2012, Profiles in History arranged the sale of a pair of Judy Garland screen-used Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz  to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. In June 2017, at his Hollywood Auction 89, Joe sold the Gary Cannavo collection of Battlestar Galactica spaceships for 1.8 million dollars, the Saturday Night Fever dance floor for 1.2 million and an R2D2 for 2.76 million. In addition, Joe Maddalena was the star of Hollywood Treasure, which aired on Syfy.  Hollywood Treasure took viewers into the fascinating world of showbiz and pop culture memorabilia.

For more information visit www.profilesinhistory.com

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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