• Apr 10, 2006
We were a bit surprised to discover sibling-site Luxist had been tracking the 1950 GMC half-ton from the movie, Brokeback Mountain. But when we read the restored prop had sold for over $60,000 on eBay, we understood why. According to Luxist, the former owner plans to use this windfall to pay for college.
We also checked eBay for the 1977 Chevrolet driven by Larry the Cable Guy (pictured) in the movie Health Inspector. Diabetes research must be smiling, as the salvage-titled truck has sold for a not-insubstantial $10,100.

[Sources: Luxist, eBay]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Shirts?

      YES, shirts. It's the very first sentence of the Luxist post you linked.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I just heard about the upcoming sequel to Brokeback Mountain starring Halle Berry and Jessica Alba. I think Angelina Jolie is making a cameo. Talk about laughing all the way to the bank... I think the Prius they are going to drive in that movie will sell for at least $70k.

      Seriously, though, I've seen a lot of amazing things sell on eBay. Remember the Harley Road King that Jay Leno sold for charity for $800k?

      I've bought some cars and motorcycles on the site and have always had good experiences. I also sold a couple of bikes there and was pleased with the results each time.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I personally know the buyer... he's my best friend's brother...

      college? pshaw... he's making smart money in investments... that's how he had the spare cash to buy the truck... besides, he mainly bought it to give the money to Diabetes research, which his grandfather died of... he just wanted something in return...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Yeah, at 16, that kid has probably made the best investmint of his life, with the exception of going to college, which is an awesome way to say how you helped pay for your own education.

      Why someone would pay that much for a truck in a film is beyond me, but the Brokeback movie is having strange effects on societies, Cantonesse China has added a new word just to include the movie discussions and ads for it. A group in Vermont is trying to get a mountain named Brokeback, so I guess actually getting an old truck for 60K isn't so strange. Somehow, I think it's Ang Lee laughing all the way to the bank.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Why go to college? Aparently the kid who bought the truck at the auction was a lot smarter than the e-bay buyer.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Its nice to see that the owner of the truck is gonna use a good portion of the 60 grand to pay for college
      • 8 Years Ago
      "Like my truck? I was featured in the movie Brokeback Mountain." What a joke. Any car from a movie that's not going to become a cult classic selling for that much is just idiotic. Especially when it's not even worth half that. I can see a car/motorcycle from a James Dean, American Graffiti or Christine movie or somthing like that, but Brokeback Mountain? And I'm not just saying that because it was a gay movie. I have never seen it before, but you don't hear people saying, "Did you see that truck in Brokeback Mountain? It's friggin' sweet."

      Another example are the cars from the Fast and the Furious trilogies (for those who think I'm hating on it because it's a gay movie).
      • 8 Years Ago
      "...but $100,000.00 for a couple of shirts?????"

      Shirts?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow, what some people will pay for a piece of movie memorabilia. I can ALMOST see $60,000 for a '50 anytruck that is rust free and runs, and the $10,000 for a salvage titled truck (that could be easily duplicated for a few thousand less) since the money goes to charity...but $100,000.00 for a couple of shirts?????