This week will be pretty much full of superhero madness on the blog. Reason being the release of the Dark Knight Rises on Thursday which I will be checking, pronto! Being that everyone is going pretty much bat-ish crazy right now, it’s not a surprise that plenty of Batman related material starts floating on the web. How about an event bringing all of the Batmobiles from the series and movies together? How cool is that?
There are few cars in the world that have a status as high as the Batmobile. Ever since kids saw the classic automobile for the first time, Batmobile has been a dream car of more individuals than just myself. Batman’s choice of wheels has also served as an inspiration to many car and bike customizations out there, latest of which is the Wiesmann Roadster MF5 V10 aka the Black Bat.
There are cars and then there are supercars. This time you can forget the Lamborghini or Ferrari as this post is all about one of the greatest cars ever built, the Batmobile. Batmobile #3 from Batman Returns has found its way to eBay and went up for auction. The bidding ended with 25 bids and the car selling for $370 100. Not a bad price for a piece of movie history. More importantly, how cool would it be to drive around in the freaking Batmobile. The car does not have much space for passengers or grocery but with a Chevrolet 350 CU Target Crate Engine that pushes 200+ horsepower this baby can run as well. Apparently the car is not a replica but the real deal and comes with all the certs to prove it. How awesome is this? Too cool for school if you ask me. Reminds me of the scene in Rock Star where Mark Wahlberg races the other guy with the classic 60′s Batmobile. One question remains, why would someone sell such a beauty. I’m sure the winner of the auction will cruise around the city in the Batmobile just for the F of it. I certainly hope the buyer is not rocking a Batman outfit while driving the car. But why not, you’re driving the freaking Batmobile for Christ’s sake. I think the seller put said it best on his eBay pitch, “Don’t let this rare and sure investment pass you by. Only a very small handful of people will ever get to say they’ve owned THE Batmobile.”