This lot will be sold on Wednesday August 27th (day 2 of the auction.) Lots 434-870 will be sold on day 2 (lots 1-433 will be sold on day 1). The auction will begin at 10:00AM PDT. Lots are sold sequentially so there is no preset ending time. A live streaming broadcast of the auction will be available on auction days.
Cliff Booth's (Brad Pitt) blue Karmann Ghia from Quentin Tarantino's Academy Award-winning comedy Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood. Booth, loyal stuntman and gopher for fading Hollywood star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), drove his signature baby blue convertible through the streets of Los Angeles with his sunglasses on and the top down throughout the film.
This car, a C1968 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia seen as Booth hurtled down Cielo Drive, with VIN number 148836325, features a 2.5L Subaru engine from Jaz Products installed for the actors' ease with Field Auto Group manual valve body, reverse pattern transmission. In addition to its distinctive retractable sun roof, the vehicle's many amenities include charcoal-color leather and cotton fiber-backed padded seats, teardrop-shaped brake lights, polished chrome details, and an installed fuel cell.
The choice of car is an homage to the one driven by Beatrix Kiddo (Uma Thurman) in Tarantino's Kill Bill Vol. 2, with the custom paint color (this blue a factor color beginning in 1971, but was not actually available in 1968) personally requested by the director, who drove a Karmann Ghia when he was younger. This is one of two Karmann Ghias used for the production and was specifically used for more aggressive driving sequences. It exhibits some signs of use from production, including scuffs and some rusting to the front and back bumpers, the body, and the driver's side door, while the interior and exterior paint have been restored for display. It remains in good and operable overall condition.
As this is a functioning vehicle, legal transfer of title will need to take place before delivery can be arranged. Transportation and shipping quotes, including fluid drainage for international shipping, should be arranged with Prop Store prior to bidding.
Dimensions: 163" x 64 1/2" x 52 1/2" (414 cm x 164 cm x 133.5 cm)
Contains electronics; see electronics notice in the Buyer's Guide
Contains mechanical components; see notice in the Buyer's Guide
Special shipping required; see notice in the Buyer's Guide
Estimate: $20,000 - 30,000
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.