By Debbie Holden 23 Oct 2019 7 min read

Famous fictional number plates and their prices

I bet you could name several famous cars from movies throughout the years, from Lady Penelope’s six wheeled Rolls Royce to the classic Aston Martin DB5 from James Bond. But, have you ever stopped to think how much these famous cars’ licence plates would be in the real world? 

Below, we have picked our top 6 fictional car licence plates and provided a real world valuation for each of them.


FAB1, Thunderbirds

Being a true aristocrat, it only makes sense that Lady Penelope would own a six-wheeled Rolls Royce with her own personal driver, Parker. Painted in bright pink, this car is equipped with everything a Lady might need including machine guns and bullet proof glass. 


OFP 857, Herbie

With its classic red white and blue stripes and the number 53 painted on the front, back and sides; this 1963 Volkswagen Beetle has been driving itself across our screens since 1968 and the film ‘The Love Bug.’ The producer of the first film, Robert Stevenson, first worked with Disney in August of 1957. This is where the licence plate comes from, Our First Production 8 ‘57. 


GEN 11, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Easily one of the most famous cars of all time, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang first appeared on our screens in 1968 and, at the time, was a fully functional road car with the licence GEN 11. Six cars in total were produced for the film for each type of transformation it could perform including hovering and flying.


ECTO 1, Ghostbusters

A true retro classic, Ghostbusters, is home to this 1959 Cadillac modified into an ambulance/hearse combination packed full of all the ghost busting gizmos you could ever need. With plenty of space for your proton packs, ecto goggles, PKE meters and several traps, it’s the perfect car for a ghost busting crew.


JB 007, Goldfinger

This licence plate was featured on a beautiful Aston Martin DB5 in the classic James Bond film, Gold Finger. Driven by Sean Connery, this car quickly became a cult classic and a childhood dream to own for many. The car was auctioned in London and raised an eye-watering £2.6 million. Clearly signifying the secret agents name, James Bond (JB) and his number 007.


DEV IL, 101 Dalmatians

Driven by easily one of the most recognisable villains, Cruella De Vil, this licence plate featured on a classic Panther De Ville produced by Panther Westwinds, a British specialty car maker. In live action performances and in the original books, this car was black and white and had the licence plate DEV IL clearly based on the characters name.


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