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The 5 at 5 Make like a movie (or TV!) star, whatever your bank balance.

SOMETIMES the car is the star. Think the General Lee in the Dukes of Hazzard, KITT in Knight Rider or Herbie in The Love Bug.

Sometimes, iconic characters are defined by their wheels – like Dominic Toretto and his Dodge Charger in the Fast and Furious franchise, or James Bond and his Aston Martins.

So if you want to make like a star of the big or little screen, we’ve rounded up five motors from the movies, from the top-end dream car to the distinctly affordable.

Under €80k

2008 Audi R8, €79,950

Audi R8 Done Deal Done Deal

Make like a super hero in this 2008 Audi R8 4.2 FSi quattro with 420hp and a six-speed manual transmission. It’s much like Tony Stark/Iron Man’s car, only his was finished in Ice Silver paint and this one comes in Daytona Grey pearl effect with Oxygen Silver side blades. We think this one looks cooler.

Under €60k

1983 Porsche 911 SC, £43,950

Done Deal Done Deal

Roll up your sleeves and make like Jeff Bridges in Against All Odds in this gorgeous 1980s Porsche. OK, the 911 SC in the movie was a Cabrio, but that was set in sunny California. This version is more suited to the wet Irish weather and your 80s bouffant will stay in place a lot longer.

Under €15k

1991 GMC Happy Times Van, €10,000

Done Deal Done Deal

Wanna be the toughest looking neighbour on your street? Want people to think you are a crack commando, or just a craic commando? Well then this A-Team GMC van is for you.

This is a Happy Times van conversion with original interior and three awesome captain’s swivel seats so you and your mates can make like soldiers of fortune.

Under €10k

1978 Chevrolet Camaro, €9,750

Done Deal Done Deal

The 1978 Chevy Camaro has made many cameos throughout the years. It is particularly loved by on-screen cops and detectives, appearing in TV shows including Murder She Wrote, Hill Street Blues and CSI as well as films like Transformers, Fast Times at Ridgemont High and the original (and best) RoboCop.

This particular version is restored to a very high standard, but it has a V8 that growls so there is probably no way you could sneak up on any bad guys.

Under €5k

2003 MINI Cooper, €2,150

Done Deal Done Deal

Do you even need to me to tell you what movie stars the Mini? And you certainly don’t want to hear my Michael Caine impression.

The cars used in the original and remake of The Italian Job were Cooper S models – this one here is the Cooper – but with its red paint job, white roof and white stripes it is nearly identical looking to the one Stella (Charlize Theron) drove in the 2003 film.

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