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Click above for more images of the Batmobile, circa 1989

Built atop a lowly Chevrolet Impala chassis (or two), we don't imagine that the next owner of the Batmobile in this auction will be pulling too many Batman-esque stunts. Still, to own one of the vehicles used by Michael Keaton and Kim Basinger in the 1989 Tim Burton-directed movie is pretty cool. A few salient facts: This sucker is 20-feet long and 8-feet wide, so you're going to need a Bat Cave-sized garage. It's powered by a (probably anemic) Chevy 350 V8, so it's fuel mileage theoretically approaches that of the fictional turbine engine depicted in the flick. Lastly, the new owner will need you to sign a Warner Brothers purchase agreement, which we hear is pretty limiting in what it allows you to do with the car. Still, how many people can actually say, "I think I'll take the Batmobile to work today?" Therefore, we deem this car epic. Thanks for the tip, BMW122487!


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      • 6 Years Ago
      IIRC a Speed Racer car was sold(or leased?) that had equally annoying contract clauses.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sadly, it's doesn't come with the lighting and lens filters that made this actually look cool in the movie.
      • 6 Years Ago
      i think the WB contract prohibits you from taking it to work or anywhere in public.

      so the best you can say is geez I'd love to show you what I spent a boatload of money of to show off but I'm legally bound not to.

      let me know how that works out because I'll use it without spending the cash
      • 6 Years Ago
      The worst Batmobile of all.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That might be one that actually drives, as it doesn't have the Corbeau labeled seats that are shown in the interior shots, like outside the museum when he says "get in the car"
      • 6 Years Ago
      How do movie cars like this ever become the property of anyone other than the movie studios? How did this seller get it?
      • 6 Years Ago
      • 6 Years Ago
      Interesting pictures, I especially like the old cassette tape in picture 7. Then in picture 8 you have the stock GM window switch and a possibly not functional boost gauge. Other then that if somebody wants to spend 100 large on a model car to drive around their circle drive then by all means bid it up.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The turning radius on this must be ridiculous.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Turning radius? I think it's called, " turn left on the next block".
        • 6 Years Ago
        duh, that's what the grappling hook is for.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ok, whoever said money does not buy common sense, please step forward now. Crap engine, 20 feet long, 8 feet wide, canopy to get in and out, no title and a contract he is trying to avoid mentioning. Yet its bid over 100k. Funny stuff. Oh, for Autoblog, since there is no title, in reality, this is not even considered a vehicle, you would have to go through hell to get it on the road.. which is most likely impossible just by its size alone.
        • 6 Years Ago
        pretty sure this thing will make any ferrari or rolls seem inadequate by comparison.

        sure they're faster/roomier... but like you said, this things not gonna see too many streets. but to have one of the few cars that will draw a crowd away from just about any car in anyones private garage.... thats worth something.

        plus..... ITS THE EFFING BATMOBILE!!!!!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Since when is a Chevy 350 a crap engine?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Dumbest Batmobile ever...
      • 6 Years Ago
      i like it, but i just prefer the one in (batman begins/the dark knight). the things like a tank :D
        • 6 Years Ago
        i agree... i'd much rather wait for the Tumbler

        but even if you could drive it around, look at all the gauges and buttons in that thing! what do they all do??
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