The original Batmobile, for example, stole headlines across the Internet when it was announced last month it'd be up for auction.
And every move James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 makes is heralded as a piece of news.
But the Dude's '73 Gran Torino from The Big Lebowski? When's the last time you heard anything about that beautiful B-movie beater?
B-movie cars, like B-movie celebrities, live in the shadows of their A-list Hollywood cousins. And when they trade owners – the cars, I mean – you don't often hear about it.
That is, unless you keep your ear to the ground like we do at Worth It or Worth Less.
Last week's made-at-home Factory Five GTM supercar kit car walked the Worth It line right to the end, finishing with a 56 percent thumbs up from readers. $85,000 was apparently just the right price for the Chevy-powered Ford GT imitator.
This week's car can't boast the performance figures the GTM could, but it does have a Hollywood B-movie car pedigree attached to it.
It's the 1966 Ford Mustang used in Son of the Mask, the 2005
Specifically, it's the car the Norse god Loki character, played by Alan Cumming, drives in the film (hence the 'Low-key' licence plate — get it?).
The car boasts all of the sorts of custom touches you'd expect on a car tricked out for a Norse god of trickery, including green striping, a two-tone green-black interior and a rebuilt 302 V8 — Loki's a hot rod god, obviously.
Before winding up in the hands of its current Carp, Ontario seller, the movie Mustang lived in Illinois' Volo museum. They sold it three years ago, and since then, the current seller says, it's been repainted and reupholstered.
It sounds like it may have lost some of its movie magic in the update, though. "Put in new classic looking radio, center console," the seller mentions — so is the wacky-looking button-bedecked custom console gone? "Later model wheels and tires" — so no more Cragars and special 'green-wall' tires like in the film?
This isn't the first authentic B-movie car we've featured on Worth It, but it is the cheapest. The seller's asking only $16,000, which, movie pedigree or not, ain't bad for a vintage Mustang.
If it's worth anything to you, the seller's throwing in the car poster, DVD with clips of the car and Son of the Mask certificate of authenticity. Do they help make the car Worth It? Or is it Worth Less? You tell us.
For sale in Carp, Ontario for $16,000