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Terminator motorcycle, Aliens dropship and more sweet sci-fi rides can be yours… for a price

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May 15, 2018

We want your clothes, your boots, and your motorcycle — and while you’re at it, go ahead and forget about the clothes and the boots. Yes, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s purloined ride from Terminator 2: Judgment Day is just one of several authentic pieces of killer sci-fi vehicular memorabilia hitting the auction block next month.

Auction house Profiles in History is planning a car sale like no other with its “Icons & Legends of Hollywood Auction,” set to feature an amazing array of screen-used props and working rides during the four-day June event. From Schwarzenegger’s Earthbound Harley to the Colonial Marines Dropship from James Cameron’s Aliens, the auction has all modes of transportation covered — even the ones we haven’t managed to pull off in real life yet.

If the Terminator 2 bike's projected $200,000 - $300,000 hammer price is a little too rich for your blood, there’s no shame in opting for a lower-cost model: Judge Dredd’s authentic Lawmaster motorcycle can be yours for a projected $20,000 - $30,000. And if tanks are more your thing, look again to Judge Dredd for the original, full-sized Saracen tank prop vehicle — a relative steal at $30,000 - $50,000. Who says defense spending has to come with bloat?

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The UD-4L Cheyenne Dropship from James Cameron's Aliens.

What we really want, though, is Aliens' Colonial Marines miniature Dropship, which could be ours for the low, low price of $150,000 (or best offer). Aside from what we see on screen, it comes with plenty of provenance.

“This 1/12th scale Dropship filming miniature was constructed at Pinewood Studios in 1985 for James Cameron’s Aliens,” says Profiles in History’s press release. “The Colonial Marines Dropship is forever ingrained in science fiction lore as one of the greatest plausibly realistic space vehicles.”

The victim of a similarly inauspicious on-screen fate, the miniature Jupiter 1 spacecraft used in the filming of the 1998 Lost in Space reboot is also a bargain at $30,000 - $50,000. If your space hangar is big enough, you can even go ahead and spring for the larger-sized model — or at least its upper section, which was used for the movie’s tighter shots.

We’re secretly hoping that some well-heeled sci-fi fan just buys the whole lot and turns it into a cosplay battle arena. It may be the only time we ever get to see Arnold riding someone else’s Harley in chase of a UD4L Cheyenne Dropship…at least, outside of a Terminator-Alien crossover movie (and hey, we all know stranger things have happened.)