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.
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.