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'Gatsby' Producers Shell Out Big Bucks for Restored 1920s Cars

The three cars -- two Duesenbergs and a Packard -- are valued at somewhere between $800,000 and $3 million.

Seems that The Great Gatsby producers are willing to pay big to ensure authenticity in the 1920s-set movie.

According to TMZ, filmmakers purchased two 1929 Duesenbergs and a 1929 Packard from the Volo Auto Museum in Illinois. The cars will be driven in the film by Leonardo DiCaprio's character, Jay Gatsby.

A rep at the museum told TMZ that the three cars are valued at somewhere between $800,000 and $3 million but declined to specify how much Gatsby producers paid.

The vehicles will be shipped to Australia, where the Baz Luhrmann-directed 3D movie will be shot. Filming is set to begin in August.

Interestingly, as TMZ points out, the three cars weren't available yet at the time the movie takes place, in 1922.