• Jan 19, 2011
Tim Burton's Batman Returns Batmobile – Click above for high-res image gallery

Time is running out if you want a shot at bringing home a slice of caped-crusader history. One of the three original Batmobiles from Tim Burton's Batman Returns is officially up for auction, and the bidding wraps up in mere hours. According to the seller, this car was the best of the three used for filming, and comes with full documentation for the discerning collector. Power is served up by a Chevrolet 350 cubic-inch V8 with Hedman headers and an Edelbrock aluminum intake manifold that bumps power north of 200 ponies.

Supervillains apparently moved at a more leisurely pace in the '90s.

This particular Batmobile also comes with hydraulics for easy loading and unloading, which you'll use because the auction also throws in a custom trailer for transportation. As of right now, the bidding has ratcheted up to $311,000 with the reserve price not yet met. The Buy It Now price is set at $499,000, and the vehicle is located in Clearwater, Florida.

The seller says that if no one reaches the reserve price before the eBay Motors auction comes to a close, the car will be auctioned on live television instead, which probably means it will appear in Scottsdale, Arizona for this weekend's big Barrett-Jackson auction. Raid your couch cushions, save your pennies and head over to eBay Motors to get your bids a rollin' before it's too late.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      This is the second best Batmobile ever built! The number 1 is the 1966 Futura! So sweet.
      • 3 Years Ago
      $500k seems like a good deal, who cares if its not street legal, if you can afford this you can afford the measly fines youd get for driving it around.

      This is the ultimate head turner. The Tim Burton batmobile was the coolest and most iconic batmobile ever, straight out of some art deco apocalypse, if Jay Leno doesnt already have a Tim Burton batmobile I'd be surprised if he doesnt try to snatch this one up.
      • 3 Years Ago
      ATTN: People selling cars via the internet for $500,000,

      We respectfully request that you have professional photos taken of the car you plan on selling for an ungodly sum of money. We ask that you DO NOT:

      Take photos of your car in the shade

      Take photos of your car with other people bending near Toyotas

      Take photos of your car at a car show with a sign advertising the lame website/business you own that allowed you to afford such automobilia

      Thank you, car lovers and buyers everywhere.
      • 3 Years Ago
      My cousin had one of the Ford Torinos used in the Starsky and Hutch TV series. He couldn't get out of the town he lived in without being pulled over, it got to the point he sold it to avoid the aggrevation. And yes, it was verified as one of 11 purchased from Ford for the show.
      • 3 Years Ago
      is this the one that like MTV gave away? they removed the turbine engine...
      • 3 Years Ago
      200 Ponies?
      I hope that's a misprint.
      Hard to believe that the Caped Crusader could get out run by a Prius.....
      • 3 Years Ago
      The thing is UGLY! If wasn't a Batmobile the only people that would buy that thing would be Black Drug Dealers.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Symbolic LaJolla just sold the original Batmobile a couple days ago. Wouldn't it be cool to have two....
        • 3 Years Ago
        Cuz then you've got a parts car to keep in the back yard.
        That's how it's supposed to work, right?
        • 3 Years Ago
        Well, they're different Batmobiles. The one Symbolic sold was the '60's George Barris kustom Batmobile as driven by the original TV Batman, Adam West.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Petersen Automotive Museum in LA has one of the other original Tim Burton Era Batmobiles. Cool car, very very long.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I rememeber last time one of these went up for sale the buyer was required to sign a contract with Warner Brothers stating he was NEVER allowed to drive it on the road.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Could have sworn I saw this sometime last week on some other site....
      • 3 Years Ago
      Easily the best looking Batmobile of all the fantasy Batman movies. The Tumbler is of course very cool but from a very different type of Batman.

      I don't think this particular Batmobile is actually street legal. Some people made pretty good replicas that are. I mean if you are goign to pay half a million for a car you should be able to drive it around.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I'd bet if you drove it on the street you'd get pulled over 9 times out of 10 to have to give the cop chance to sit in it and get his picture taken
        • 3 Years Ago
        I'd pull up to drive thus in a Batman costume in this car, just to get a coke and have a friend video tape it for expressions!

        This would be the funnest freakin car! Can you imagine people seeing you pulling into a parking lot and going "OMG The Batmobile" then when you pull up and get out they're like "HOLY SHEET METAL , It's Batman too"....And then have someone in a Robin costume run across the parking lot and jump in and they take off!

        Everyone scratches their head like "WTF just happend"... lol

        Someone NEEDS to make a kit car available!

        • 3 Years Ago
        Im not much of a tumbler fan, the thing is too big, watching it in the movie made me think of how hed run everyone over since it wont fit on the road, it just doesnt make sense to use in the city. The design is forgettable since there really isnt any design in it, it looks exactly like what it is, some military experimental vehicle, which makes it realistic but not very cool looking.

        The Tim Burton batmobile was awesome though, it fit with the 1930's theme of the city perfectly and was very well designed. It had just the right blend of fantasy and realism. Its probably my favorite movie car.
        • 3 Years Ago
        No headlights at the legally-mandated 24" minimum height, for starters...

        but then, it's Batman...
        • 3 Years Ago
        Oh yeah. Drive that puppy for my daily stop-and-go commute, park it in the office parking garage. Drive thru service for lunch may not be a valid option. Park it and go inside.
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