Batman, James Bond, Captain Phillips, Liberace, Fast and the Furious: you name it, their famous cars were on display at the Hollywood Cars Museum when I visited a couple of weeks ago.
There were also unexpected cars which weren’t exactly famous, but were interesting to look at, regardless. If you’re a fan of eccentric and weird wheels, you’ll get a kick out of this place for sure. Despite the lack of air conditioning in the Nevada summer, I considered it to be one of the highlights of visiting Las Vegas and I made sure to take plenty of photos.
A Ghostbusters fan-made tribute car
The signed dashboard of the Ghostbusters car
A DeLorean DMC-12 used during Back to the Future
Inside one of the DeLorean DMC-12’s used during Back to the Future
Fast and the Furious Mazda RX7, driven by Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel)
Dashboard of the Fast and the Furious Mazda RX7, driven by Vin Diesel
1934 Ford Model 730 Deluxe – the Bonnie and Clyde movie car driven by Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway
KITT from Knight Rider: the iconic 1982 Pontiac Trans Am
Herbie: a 1969 Volkswagen Beetle
The actual Batman car from the original TV series starring Adam West
A pink, stretched Mercedes limo with a hot tub, built by Jay Ohrberg
The heart-shaped hot tub built in to the stretched limo
The ten-wheeled Mercedes limo – with hot tub!
The rear axles of Jay Ohrberg’s stretched Mercedes limo
The Harley Davidson motorcycle used in Terminator II with Arnold Schwarzenegger
1963 Francis-Barnett Falcon motorcycle used in the TV series Heartbeat
The lifeboat used in the Tom Hanks movie Captain Phillips
Wet Nellie: the submersible Lotus Esprit S1 used in James Bond: The Spy Who Loved Me with Roger Moore. This car is now owned by Elon Musk.
One of the Renault 11 taxis used in James Bond: A View to a Kill with Roger Moore.
1901 Curved Dash Oldsmobile built to 3/4 scale and owned by Liberace
A Volkswagen beetle modified to look like a Rolls Royce for Liberace in the 1970s
1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Sedanca Deville left-hand drive Limousine by James Young. This was owned by Liberace and detailed with thousands of mirrored tiles. It appeared in the HBO movie “Behind the Candelabra” and was driven by Matt Damon.
Liberace’s 1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V is actually a little slap-dash when viewed up close
Liberace’s 1972 Bradley GT with gold metal flake finish
The interior of Liberace’s 1972 Bradley GT with gold metal flake finish
A close-up of the paint from Liberace’s 1972 Bradley GT with gold metal flake finish
Liberace’s Dusenberg Roadster kit car, covered in Austrian crystal
London taxi redecorated and owned by Liberace, which he used to pick up guests from the airport
Here’s a video I made of the above cars, plus some others: