Captain America vehicles to be sold

More than 50 classic vehicles featured in the forthcoming movie Captain America - 'The First Avenger' are set to go under the hammer in March.

The vehicles - manufactured between 1931 and 1948 - will be sold at an auction at Historics at Brooklands on March 3.

A 1942 Chevrolet Gillig School/Tour Bus, a 1933 Dodge Tow Truck and a WWII Dodge Military Ambulance adorn the priced collection of American cars used during the movie's filming at Shepperton Studios in London as well as locations in Manchester and Liverpool.

Nigel Gostelow, the film's executive producer, said: "I, along with our Director, Joe Johnston, are both avid 'petrol heads', and so historical accuracy was vitally important to us."

He added: "When it comes to movie production, the settings need to look and feel real, and these cars played a large part in that process. Ultimately they looked great on set, and pleasingly, were correct and very well prepared."

Historics at Brooklands Auction Director, Edward Bridger-Stille, said: "We are delighted to be working with Marvel Studios on this project. The cars are fascinating and with extremely low reserves set across the board, everybody will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire a little piece of cinematic history."

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