• Aug 30, 2011
There are many Batmobile replicas in the world, but only one of them is powered by a legitimate turbine engine. Casey Putsch is the proud owner and creator of that particular beast – a Keaton-era Batmobile powered by the same Boeing turboshaft engine found in the likes of a Navy drone helicopter. Now Putsch is putting his creation up for sale, and if you're the ultimate Batman aficionado, you'll need this machine in your collection. You'll also need to be fabulously wealthy, as the vehicle carries a buy-it-now price of $620,000.

Typically, this is where we rattle off the number of lust-worthy exotics you could own for the same stack of cash, but we can't quite bring ourselves to line this machine up against the rest of the motoring world. Maybe it's nostalgia or the fact that the Putsch's machine pegs the awesome meter in a way few other hand-built vehicles do. Besides, what figure would you put on a one-of-a-kind, U.S. Navy-powered crime-fighting apparatus? Hit the jump to check out a video of the Batmobile in action and head over to eBay Motors to take a look at the auction.



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      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      In my eyes, the only REAL batmobile in existance. No special sound effects needed.
      brennemanbelkin
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'd rather have an Adam West era Batmobile. It looked like an Edsel.
      Carnut0913
      • 3 Years Ago
      I was at the CLT autofair this past weekend and they had a Tumbler that a guy had recreated on his own. Very slick. Think I might need new pants if I saw this guy run up behind me!
      trpears5
      • 3 Years Ago
      With a car like that you could get a speeding ticket standing still, it look's fast.
      Jimjhggns
      • 3 Years Ago
      good grief. is that as fast as it goes? 25 mph?
      Maverick
      • 3 Years Ago
      Didn't he like JUST build this thing, and it's already on ebay?
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Maverick
        Actually, it's been built for about a year and a half.
          CromwellD
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          Considering the eBay description states it was completed in 2011, how do you get that it's been built for about a year and a half?
      mrupp002
      • 3 Years Ago
      best part is if you hit a deer, it comes out the back as deer jerky!
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Timothy Tibbetts
      • 3 Years Ago
      Who added the extra 6 to the price tag?
        NissanGTR
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Timothy Tibbetts
        This isnt a redneck lets put a v8 and make a profit off of my project kind of car.
      rkatk
      • 3 Years Ago
      It has a big clitorus for a grille
      • 3 Years Ago
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      eastadam
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'd rather have a "standard" v-10 or v-12 engine from Ferrari or Mercedes-Benz, perhaps with twin super-chargers The video was lame, I was hoping to see some wide open speed.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @eastadam
        Um neither Mercedes-Benz, nor does Ferrari make a V10 engine.
        ekboater
        • 3 Years Ago
        @eastadam
        you were wrong now as before, you want a V-16 from the early 30"s La Salle, pierce arrow or marmon, these were great cars, dual plugs, 5 speed gear box on the floor, columbia manual locking rrear axlethese cars were outfitted with manual spark, choke, and throttle control.
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