The Original Warner Brothers’ 1989 Batmobile is For Sale
If you had an unlimited amount of money at your disposal, chances are riding around in the Batmobile are pretty likely. Now that childhood fantasy can be a reality because Warner Bros. Pictures‘ Batmobile from Tim Burton’s films “Batman” (1989) and “Batman Returns” (1992) is now for sale by Classic Auto Mall.
Designed by illustrator Julian Caldow and built by John Evans’ SFX team at Pinewood Studios, the car was previously used as a prop for the Batman Returns roller coaster at Six Flags in New Jersey before being purchased by a movie car collector. The famous vehicle is now going up for sale for the first time with a starting offer of $1.5 million USD.
The Batmobile’s fiberglass exterior borrows molds from several iconic cars that create a one-of-a-kind shape that could only be recognized on the silver screen. The front-end fenders were inspired by a Daytona Prototype racer with a decorative jet turbine sandwiched between them. The elongated hood leads up to the wraparound cockpit that seats up to three passengers. The Batmobile also features a large air scoop in the roof, air intakes in the side panels, a pair of bat wing-styled fins flaring off the rear, and four custom 15-inch wheels sitting on Mickey Thompson tires.
The interior holds all of the non-functioning buttons, switches, and levers that would remind you of a fighter jet’s cockpit with a few working gadgets like a flame thrower and side-mounted hook launchers (it is a movie prop after all).
Lastly, the car is powered by an electric drivetrain with a max speed of 25-30 mph.
If you happen to have a spare $1.5 million lying around, click here to place your bid and live out your childhood fantasy.