You Can Now Buy Batman’s Original Whip For A Cool $5 Million


Holy big-pimpin’, Robin!

It’s nearing the end of the month, meaning those of you that aren’t reading this from the cosy embrace of a Job Seekers Allowance subsidised blanket, might want to treat yourselves with your impending paycheques – and what better way to do this than to spunk Liberia’s GDP equivalent on Batman’s whip.

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The original (read: best) Batmobile is being put up for sale for the first time since 2013. If you want to drive away in it, you’d better have very deep pockets though. How deep? 5 Million dollars deep. That may seem like a significant outlay for something that isn’t a Caribbean island, but consider how fucking slick you’re going to look cruising in it; especially if you’re piloting it dressed in the Adam West blue and grey Bat-threads.

Starting life as a 1955 Lincoln Futura, auto customiser George Barris created a vehicle so iconic that it made a paunchy gent who… Only… Speaks… In… Staccato… Sentences, an instant heartthrob. Amazingly, Barris purchased the Lincoln that would eventually become the Batmobile for $1 — It took him only three weeks to craft it into the instantly recognisable classic it is.

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Think of buying the Batmobile as an investment. Last time it went up for auction it sold for $4.62 million, to the exceptionally named Rick Champagne; so it’s been appreciating in value.

This one will be going up for sale in the Barrett-Jackson showroom, Scottsdale, Arizona, where one lucky – and very wealthy – buyer will get to walk away with all 19-feet of quality finished Bat-loveliness. Oh, and they’re even throwing in a Batman pinball machine to sweeten the deal.

If you’re feeling like maybe $5 Mil is a little too expensive, you can always fork out for one of the replicas knocking around. They tend to go for just north of $200 thousand. You could lose that running for the bus.


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