$680K Gets You A Turbine-Powered Batmobile


80's style Batmobile
Photo Credit: Chapparelman/Ebay

Time is running out to get the only Batman Batmobile which claims to be the world's only turbine-powered recreation of the '80s hero car. The car is currently listed for sale on ebaymotors.com. This particular car is the one the Dark Knight used to battle the Joker and Penguin in the original Batman films.

See the Batmobile in action here:

Now, a functioning replica of the crime-fighting machine can be yours for the bing-bam-boom amount of $680,000. You can see the auction listing here, but the listing expires this Sunday.

According to the Ownerís description:

Offered here is what was known as the Worldís Only Turbine-Powered Batmobile. This vehicle was widely accepted as the best representation of the fictitious vehicle rather than merely a functioning prop.

This vehicle was created as a one-off functioning machine of what was represented in fiction; a functioning vehicle powered by a military surplus turboshaft engine that idles at 20,000 rpms. The power plant drives the rear wheels through a semi-automatic 4 speed transmission with reverse and makes approximately 400 shaft horsepower.

The vehicle weighs similar to a Corvette and features fully independent suspension on air bags. The vehicle has the same basic controls as a conventional automobile, with the difference simply being in the operation of the turbine engine. Acceptable fuel is Jet A or Kerosene with an adjustment being possible for Diesel. The chassis is a semi monocoque and tubular space frame out of steel with a composite body and canopy.

Accessories include replica Browning .30 caliber machine guns set up with oxy-propane powered sim-fire blanks, rear and side view cameras with monitor, centrally mounted iPad information center, digital and analog gauges. Flamethrower tank and plumbing is installed, but actuator, ignition, and nozzle have been removed.

This vehicle has functioned perfectly since it was built with no issues of any kind relating to the engine or hot start conditions. One failure of the original weak ignitor box occurred and was promptly remedied with updated dual ignitor boxes that have functioned perfectly since.

Currently the vehicle is titled and registered for street usage as a modified vehicle. It is sold AS-IS with no warrantees or guarantees of any kind. This vehicle IS NOT available for display, events, rental, or public visitation. I am representing this vehicle for a private owner.

Qualified buyers or their representatives only may call (614) 832-8728 at reasonable business hours US eastern standard time. I will not respond to questions via messenger.

- From Ebay Owner Listing

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