The Batmobile car was sold for 1.5 million
The batmobile car is the actual prop car used during the production of Batman’s second big-screen adventure.
This version, piloted by Michael Keaton in 1989’s Batman and its sequel, 1992’s Batman Returns, may be the most iconic. This isn’t only a copy, either. According to the sales listing, it’s the genuine prop automobile conceived by designer Julian Caldow and manufactured by John Evans’ SFX crew at Pinewood Studios in England for use in the filming of Batman’s second big-screen adventure. Check the news The Batmobile car was sold for 1.5 million on Switzerland based Lifestyle Magazine – Kenleaks Magazine.
After the sequel’s construction was completed, the car was displayed at Six Flags New Jersey as part of the Batman Returns roller coaster until being purchased by its present owner, an unknown collector.
The appearance of the long-nosed coupé is described as “bat shit crazy awesome” by Classic Auto Mall, and it’s difficult to disagree. Caldow’s design features a fiberglass body influenced by Art Deco. It’s one of the most eye-catching movie cars you’ll ever see, thanks to its Daytona Prototype-style jet engine front and the towering batwings that sandwich the slide-away cockpit.
By the way, the fighter jet-style cockpit offers capacity for three people. The automobile is coated in gloss black, much like in the film, with the exception of yellow headlights and red taillights. It rides on a pair of unique 15-inch wheels with the Batman insignia centered in the center.
Because it is a cinematic automobile and not a production vehicle, its engine falls short of expectations. The vehicle is propelled by a single electric motor and has a top speed of 30 miles per hour. It’s safe to say it won’t be able to keep up with the Joker’s vehicle of choice. It makes up for its lack of energy with several insane (but functional) toys, like a flame thrower.
Anyone looking to add this Batmobile to their collection should be prepared to spend a lot of money. The car is marketed for $1.5 million by the Pennsylvania-based consignor. That’s a good price, but it’s just approximately one-third of what the Batmobile from Adam West’s 1960s TV show went for at auction in 2013. In that view, this prop automobile may even be considered a steal.
Check the news The Batmobile car was sold for 1.5 million on Switzerland based Lifestyle Magazine – Kenleaks Magazine.