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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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