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Let’s be honest, out of all the famous Hollywood cars, is there another car that’s quite as famous as the DeLorean from Back to the Future? I say, no way. It’s iconic, timeless, and any on-the-road sightings of DeLorean look-alikes is always a cause for excitement and horn-honking.
I mean… it’s not just a cool looking car, it’s a TIME MACHINE! It just doesn’t get much cooler than that.
Unfortunately, when it comes to insurance, the whole “time machine” aspect of it isn’t terribly insurable; I doubt an insurance company would even know where to start.
“What if I were to hit a dinosaur? Do you have a clause for that?”
Many of the other infamous Hollywood cars though are insurable and I’ve compiled some ballpark insurance costs for these bad boys—some might surprise you! Visit the HBF Car insurance page if you’re in the market for a policy to suit your own needs, no matter how bizarre!
1981 DeLorean DMC-12 from Back to the Future
So, the DeLorean as a “time machine” isn’t really insurable, as mentioned, which is understandable. I mean, its speedometer went up to 700 million miles per hour; that’s 186,000 feet per second. People nowadays have a hard enough time driving 55mph on the interstate in a Ford Focus without screwing it up, so I digress.
Even so, I was still able to dig up a ballpark insurance figure that surprisingly only slated this iconic piece of machinery at $183.00 per year, but that’s just for the car itself, without any time/space continuum blasting ability. Booorrriinnngg.
1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am “KITT” from Knight Rider
You see, the thing about KITT is that she has quite a few extras—things like a super computer, flame throwers, and tear gas launchers (just to name a measly few) tend to rack up the insurance.
Not quite as much as I expected, though, since the insurance agent quoted a policy for KITT at $1,912.00 per year; still a hefty bill, but all things considered, not bad. Apparently, though, the agent glossed over the “flame thrower” part and immediately rescinded the quote saying that they wouldn’t insure a vehicle that could throw flames. But that’s the coolest thing about it! Gah! Fine. Be that way.
Fear not, I’ll get the Hasselhoff to take care of this—that is, if he’s not still too busy making horrible music video You Tube sensations… yikes.
1964 Aston Martin DB5 from James Bond
Let’s see—we’ve got .30 caliber machine guns, oil shooting apparatuses, smoke billowing pipes, tack throwers, tire slashing devices, and there probably was some kind of alcoholic drink dispenser rigged in that thing, if we know Bond, which we do.
All photos of Bond girls, or Bond himself, leaning on this wicked piece of machinery are kind of a marvel; with all of its bells and whistles, I find it hard to believe there’s any place to lean on it without being blown to bits!
Apparently, a 1960’s beauty like this one falls under “classic car” insurance, so a quote needed to be obtained from American Collector’s Insurance—it came out to $3,234.95 per year. Whew! It’s a good thing Bond doesn’t have to pay for anything, ever; must be nice to be a spy. Still, though, it’s lower than expected—the $43,000 deductible isn’t! Yowza!
Also, here’s a little fun fact about insuring “classic cars”: if you’ve had a DUI within the past 10 years, you’ll be refused. Bond doesn’t have to worry about such things, though—on paper, I’m not even sure he exists. For the rest of us, though, fair warning.
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