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I have an amazing £400,000 collection of movie cars with Ghostbusters, Starsky & Hutch and Knight Rider engines

A MAN has shown off its incredible collection of movie cars worth up to £400,000.

Some of Peter Dale’s engines have appeared in cult films such as Ghostbusters, Starsky and Hutch and Knight Rider.

Peter Dale has an amazing collection of iconic movie cars

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Peter Dale has an amazing collection of iconic movie carsCredit: Mercury
Peter often takes one of his eight impressive engines for a spin

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Peter often takes one of his eight impressive engines for a spinCredit: Mercury

The 42-year-old film fanatic from Manchester also owns one of Only Fools and Horses’ yellow three-wheeler vans.

He values ​​his collection at around £400,000.

He said: “I have a 1962 pink Cadillac like Grease’s, a Chevrolet Nova from the movie Deathproof and a Ford Gran Torino from Starsky and Hutch.

“I buy the cars for a fraction of their value as they often need to be assembled and restored.

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“I took a night course to learn how to weld, so now I can do all the work myself.

“I might buy a car for £10,000, but then it goes up to £50,000 after I’ve worked on it.

“It’s hard to pinpoint the exact value as I don’t value my own time.

“But I saw a Ghostbusters Ecto-1 sold for £200,000.”

The Only Fools and Horses superfan was inspired by the sitcom’s comic entrepreneur Del Boy.

He adds: “I’ve always loved the program and it’s the reason I started my own business.

“A Reliant Regal was the first car I bought on eBay in 2016 for £6,000.

“The collection just grew from there.

“I didn’t want to rent the cars at first, but Channel 4 contacted me about David Jason’s Great British Inventions.

“It was incredible to meet him – he was very pleasant.”

Peter has attracted attention from those around him by switching between the iconic vehicles to do his grocery shopping.

He said: “I can’t keep the cars locked up in storage all the time, so I drive them around.

“People are often shocked and take pictures.

“The Ghostbuster car in particular gets the most attention.

“I definitely have to keep my sanity when people are filming [me] while driving, so I have to be careful not to collide!”

He is currently working on Back to the Futures Delorean, the A-Team Van and the Batmobile to name a few.

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Peter adds, “I believe there are only two Pontiac national ambulances left in the world and I am restoring one of them.

“I’m also building a rare three-wheel convertible and a Firebird car from Smokey and the Bandit.”

The film fanatic says people take pictures of him and his cars when he goes shopping in them

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The film fanatic says people take pictures of him and his cars when he goes shopping in themCredit: Mercury
He owns one of Only Fools and Horses' famous three-wheeled yellow vans

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He owns one of Only Fools and Horses’ famous three-wheeled yellow vansCredit: Mercury

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