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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Forget the iPad 2, Now I Want a Batmobile!


Okay, maybe an iPad 2 is a bit more in my price range (just) and yeah, it's not one of the cooler versions, but dammit, I want a Batmobile!

According to Forbes, the Batmobile used in the 1995 film Batman Forever is officially on the market.  Auctions America by RM is offering the vehicle tomorrow at its sale in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Apparently, the specifications for this Batmobile has a Chevy 350 ZZ3 high-performance motor with a body made from a "vacuum-bagged high-temperature epoxy fiberglass laminate."  Oh, and it has a maximum speed of 330 mph with a booster.  (Insert your Tim Allen grunting impression here.)

The downside, of course, is that the auction catalog estimates it between $200,000 and $275,000.  Also, Warner Brothers must approve the winning bidder before the sale is considered final, reportedly so they can make sure you won't be using the Batmobile to promote a Batman movie of your own.  Me, I'm guessing another reason is so DC Comics competitors, such as Spawn creator Todd McFarlane (who casually drops hundreds of Gs on home-run record baseballs), don't pull up in a Batmobile at this summer's San Diego Comic Con.

Still, if anyone with a bit of cash to burn is in the mood to buy me an early birthday present, I'd be willing to let you help me fight crime once in a while...

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