• Sep 5th 2006 at 4:57PM
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John O'Quinn is a lawyer. A rich one. He made his money in a tobacco lawsuit settlement, and disposable income is no longer a problem for him. He demonstrated this at this past weekend's Kruse International auction in Indiana, where a $1.3 Million shopping spree left his bank accounts a little lighter and his garage a little more crowded. His new toys included not only the 1995 Batman Forever Batmobile ($350,000), but also the following:
Last year, O'Quinn ponied up $690,000 for Pope John Paul II's old '75 Ford Escort. One thing's certain: the man has a very eclectic car collection, and he's not shy about opening his wallet to add to it.

As for his weekend purchases, the Gallardo money went to a children's charity, so good for him. The Caddy and the Packard are both gorgeous. Added bonus: the Caddy can now take up residence in the burgeoning Papal Wing of O'Quinn's garage.

This brings us to the '95 Batmobile from the horrible Batman Forever film. This car is not one of the Dark Knight's more memorable screen machines (Neon lighting on a Batmobile? Ugh). There are much better choices out there, and if the Tumbler ever becomes available, we strongly advise the counselor to go for it!

[Source: Houston Chronicle]

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      Yes, that was definitely the ugliest of the series.
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      So I'm guessing that everyone here owns a Batmobile. Thought so...
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      the guy is the highest earning lawyer in Texas with a $100,000,000 worth of cars. some silly cars if you ask me.

      he was sued doctors, tobacco companies, etc. His firm has been reprimanded before.

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      "So I'm guessing that everyone here owns a Batmobile. Thought so..."

      Nobody owns a real Batmobile, it's a fictional vehicle, that car is just a fancy movie prop.
      Now, if it can do half of the tricks portrayed in the movies/comics... well then, that's a different story.
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      haha wow, some wild cars in that collection :P
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      this makes me sick; some dumb-ass benefiting from other people's misfortune and wasting it on frivilious crap. maybe karma will come through and this bastard will end up with lung cancer...
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      Does it run/drive?

      Weird choice of cars, but to each his own. At least he likes them.
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      Where is the bat car from the 1960's?
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      What he really needs to do is use his money to file an injunction against Joel Schumacher from ever making another single movie.

      And, if he has the time, do the same for Michael Bay and Uwe Boll.
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      He may have made his money off tobacco, but he wasn't smoking tobacco when he bought this.
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      This isn't the "Batman & Robin" Batmobile, but the movie before that. The problem with both those cars, though, is that they're all lit from within. You might as well put neon on its sides that blinks "I'm Batman!". Same thing on the Batnipple suit.

      I'm so glad we have Batman Begins so we can forget about that old dreck.
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