Famous film car museum closes

| 18 Jun 2011

The UK's famous Cars of the Stars museum, packed with cars from iconic films and television appearances, has closed. 

The contents of both the Cars of the Stars and the Bond Museum in the Lake District town of Keswick are being relocated to Miami, Florida after being bought by a property developer.

The joint museums were established 22 years ago and became a favourite stop over for film and car buffs passing through the Lake District thanks to their diverse displays.

Star attractions included an Aston Martin DB5 similar to the one Bond drove in Goldfinger (and which he drove in the Man from UNCLE) and the supercharged Ford Falcon GT that starred in Aussie petrolhead flick, Mad Max.

Other famous cars included the VW Beetle from Herbie The Love Bug, a DeLorean DMC-12 that was used to promote Back to The Future and the Lotus Esprit-cum-submarine that Bond piloted underwater in Moonraker.

New owner Michael Dezer of Trump Dezer Developments plans to open a similar museum in Miami in October.