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Rain Man car goes up for auction

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Are you an excellent driver? Well this might just be your perfect car then.

The iconic 1949 Buick from the 80s classic Rain Man is going up for auction with experts predicting that it might sell for $80,000 (£50,000).

In the film, Tom Cruise's character gets left the car by his dead father while his austistic brother, played by Dustin Hoffman, gets left the remaining fortune.

The two-door convertible has a modified rear suspension to hold both the camera equipment and the cameraman during filming. Which will, ermmm, probably never be of any use.

"For a true Hollywood collector or film buff, this is a plum prize,' said Margaret Barrett, of Heritage Auctions. "This car is a crucial character in the film. The plot essentially revolves around this beautiful vehicle, making it more than just a piece of screen-used memorabilia."

If you fancy getting someone a rather special Christmas present then keep your eyes peeled from December 14th, when the auction goes live.

You can buy Rain Man on Blu-ray here

[via Daily Mail]

(Images: All Star)

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