Captain America puts his cars up for sale
The team behind the upcoming film Captain America: The First Avenger is selling off more than 50 cars that it used in filming at Shepperton Studios and in Manchester and Liverpool.
The collection was painstakingly assembled by the producers and is made up of a host of 1930s and 1940s Americana, including a 1933 Dodge Tow Truck that the team found in the Nevada Desert that comes with original and genuine bullet holes.
Many of the vehicles are hefty commercial vehicles, including a 1942 Dodge Ambulance, a trio of Berliet military trucks and a fully restored 1938 Harvester Van. However, there is also a large selection of passenger cars up for sale.
This includes an art deco 1941 Cadillac Series 61 and a straight-eight engined 1935 Hudson Sedan.
Executive producer Nigel Gostelow, said: "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."
The auction takes place on 3 March at Brooklands and the full auction catalogue can be viewed at www.historics.co.uk.