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Movie cars and other fun things

There is an almost-cultlike following of movie-car collecting. If a collector has one, he or she, likely, has two or more and has hopes to bring home another one. Here’s that hopeful opportunity to add a film star to their collection — or for someone to get started.

Picture Car Warehouse is thinning its herd in an online-only sale on April 27 of more than 300 classic autos, muscle cars, specialty and other vehicles no longer needed. This purveyor of vehicles for film, TV, video and advertising has been in the biz for more than 20 years.

The assets include hot rods, customs, period cars and motorcycles that have appeared in motion pictures, commercials, and television shows. Spare parts will also be available.

“As Picture Car Warehouse makes room for new acquisitions, individuals, collectors and production companies can take advantage of this unique opportunity to purchase these exceptional vehicles associated with movies and other productions,” said Jeff Tanenbaum, President of Tiger Group’s Commercial & Industrial division. “It’s also a rare opportunity for the general public to purchase a car from their favorite movie or show.”

Picture Car Warehouse has provided vehicles for dozens of motion pictures and television shows, including “Rush Hour 3,” “Bucket List,” “Men in Black 3,” “X-Men: First Class,” “The Town,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “Entourage” and “Taxi.” Vehicles used in commercials for Allstate and Chevrolet also will be in the lineup.

The auction offerings include Ford, Chevy and Dodge box, panel, and tow trucks from the 1940s. There is a1956 Desoto, a 1965 Harley-Davidson Chopper and a 1966 “427” Corvette. Muscle cars, hot rods and other vehicles up for bid include a 1967 Chevelle SS with a frame-off restoration, a 1990 ZR-1 Corvette with 75 original miles, Camaros, Mustangs, and Firebirds. And there will be more Harley-Davidson, Suzuki and Kawasaki motorcycles.

Vehicles from the 1970s through the 2000s include Crown Vics, Impala SS clones, Rabbit convertibles, Gremlins, Chargers, and a Hummer H2. Pickup trucks, station wagons, trailers, and vans will also be available.

Specialty vehicles up for bid include a 1961 Lincoln “Bud Light” limo, a 1963 “Madmen” John Deere mower, Unimogs, camera cars, ambulances, armored cars, news vans, a 2002 Gem Truckster, custom motorcycles, and more.

The auction will be staged by Tiger Group. Online bidding for the vehicles will commence April 20 at Bidding will close in rapid succession, live auction style, on April 27 at 10:30 a.m. (PT). All bidders are required to register online prior to the sale.

Previews of the assets will be held on April 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in two locations: 18959 Parthenia Rd., Northridge, and 34855 Petersen Rd., in Agua Dulce.