HOW MUCH, MR WAYNE? BURTON BATMOBILE SOLD

HOW MUCH, MR WAYNE? BURTON BATMOBILE SOLD

Jan 20, 2011

HOW MUCH, MR WAYNE? BURTON BATMOBILE SOLD

Caped Crusader's motor makes a cool quarter-million

It’s a question that has no doubt troubled the minds of many a petrolhead/fan of comics-turned-movies: just how much can you buy an original Batmobile for on eBay? Now that burning question has finally been resolved, and the answer is $370,100 (£231k). Well it is if your particular Batmobile of choice is the phallic Gothic beast from the Tim Burton-directed Batman films (Batmen?) of the late 80s and early 90s.

That’s because one of the three original Batmobiles from Batman Returns has just sold on eBay in the States for exactly that price.

Sadly this car, which comes with full documentation, unfortunately doesn’t use a jet for motive power, having to rely instead on a 350cu in Chevy V8 that provides not much more than 200bhp.

But it does look great – and the winner of the online auction has also got a custom trailer thrown in. Holy practical transportation solutions, Batman! (As they might have said in the 1960s…)