Volo Auto Museum to auction off film-famous cars, Disney trolley, Model T

Sales are to make room for new exhibits, recoup some costs, museum director says

Volo Auto Museum will auction off cars made famous in film and on TV to make room for new exhibits.

The no-reserve eBay auction will take place April 14 to 21, according to a news release.

On the auction block includes a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport replica used by Vin Diesel and Paul Walker in the train heist scene from “Fast Five”; a screen-used 1966 Ferrari GTB replica built for “Ford v Ferrari”; a 1965 Econoline van also built for “Ford v Ferrari”; and a 1966 Chrysler Imperial “Black Beauty” used in the 2011 remake of “The Green Hornet.”

Also for sale is a Sony promotional “Ghostbusters” hearse from the 2016 film; a 1958 Chevy Nomad built for and used throughout the 2020 thriller “Let Him Go”; and a screen-used 1973 Ferrari Daytona from an upcoming Bradley Cooper film “Soggy Bottom,” as well as from the TV series “9-1-1.”

“Any one of these cars is a fantastic find and a tremendous investment,” museum director Brian Grams said in the release. “We simply need to make room for some new exhibits, and recoup some of the cost of the upgrades and spectacular new interactive spaces we have been building during the pandemic shutdown.”

The auction also will feature at least four restored and fully functional 1950s kiddie rides, a 1957 Walker Executive golf cart, a Disney trolley, a 1918 and 1926 Model T and a 1937 Pierce Arrow camper.

For information about the auction, go to bit.ly/VoloAuction. To learn more about the ongoing renovations and upcoming new exhibit at Volo Auto Museum, go to volocars.com, call 815-385-3644 or search Volo Auto Museum on Facebook.

Officials at the Volo Auto Museum plan a May 14 reopening as long as Illinois remains in Phase 4 or better of the state’s COVID-19 recovery plan. The sales division of the Volo Auto Museum has remained open, by appointment only.

Emily Coleman

Emily K. Coleman

Originally from the northwest suburbs, Emily K. Coleman is the editor for the Northwest Herald. She spent about seven years prior to that with Shaw Media, first covering the town of Dixon for Sauk Valley Media and then various communities within McHenry County from 2012 to 2016.