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The original Batmobile from the 1960s television series has sold for an astonishing $4.2 million at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The original 1966 Batmobile is heading to the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Ariz. in January.
The Batman franchise is getting together with Lotus at the this weekends British Grand Prix to promote the latest caped crusader movie- The Dark Knight Rises.
Later that day it came to light that the costumed driver wasn’t a whacko, but in fact a philanthropist on his way to visit children in a local hospital. Despite having the facts, we were still curious to hear the conversation that transpired between the boys in blue and Gotham’s own vigilante.
Finally, we’ve had that chance. The dash cam video surfaced on YouTube today from the cruiser that performed the traffic stop. As we reported last week, the police noticed there weren’t tags on the car and pulled it over.
Before exiting the cruiser, the officer joked with his dispatcher that he might need Robin and backup. A friendly conversation ran its course and after showing all the necessary information the police took a quick shot with the man and sent him on his way.
It turns out that this is the same individual who got a flat tire while dressed as a Lambo-driving Batman last Halloween. You can watch the video of Batman’s latest cop encounter below.
What does Batman drive when the batmobile is in the shop? It turns out the caped crusader makes due with a Lamborghini to fight the forces of evil and pick up his dry cleaning.
An alert and amused driver caught Batman in action on video, as he took his black Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder for a spin in Maryland. Later, another person took a picture of Batman having a tête-à-tête with some other crime fighters (no, it wasn’t with his fellow Super Friends, it was with the police). The officers stopped superhero because his license plate was missing.
You can watch the video of Batman cruising after the jump. Just be warned, there’s some rude language.
[Source: GT Spirit]
Don’t lie. You’ve always wondered what it would be like to watch different generation Batmobiles go at it in a good ‘ol classic drag race. The folks over at Super Power Beat Down made that a reality by taking the 1989 Batmobile and pitting it against its 1966 predecessor.
Obviously in the sake of entertainment, you shouldn’t hold much merit to the results. Especially since there’s some creative editing at the end for the slow-mo clip that reveals the winner. Nonetheless, the 1966 Batmobile was built off a C4 Chevrolet Corvette with an estimated 300 to 325 hp thanks to a fuel-injected small block, while the more recent ’89 is powered by a carbureted Chevy small block and has closer to 285 hp or so.
So who wins? And what more could you really ask for in a video clip? Cute girl for a host, a pair of Batmobiles burning rubber and well, the end result that is always entertaining.
Watch the Batmobiles fight it out after the break. Be warned that the end of the video may not be safe for work – it’s your obligatory girl in a bikini clip.
Fans of the Batman movies or car enthusiasts in general, may be interested to know that the Tumbler, which debuted in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins, has been spotted prowling the streets of Pittsburgh.
The latest addition to the franchise entitled ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ has yet to be completed, and the production crew for the film have been spotted cruising around the streets of Pittsburgh with a collection of Tumblers. The Tumbler features an 8.7-liter Chevrolet V8, a truck axle in the rear and heavy duty Hoosier tires in the front. The rear off-road tires are supplied by Interco and the suspension components are derived Baja racing trucks. Overall, the design and development process took around nine months and cost several million dollars.
Check out the videos after the jump!
Bruce Wayne’s ride of choice in The Dark Night was a Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, but the Murci met an early demise halfway through the movie.
Fortunately, Wayne is fabulously rich, and if it wasn’t for the wrecked Lambo, he’d probably want the newest model anyways (who can bear being seen in last year’s model anyways?). Luckily, there’s a shiny new Aventador waiting for him. One lucky gent managed to spy the Aventador (with Gotham plates) outside what is supposedly Master Wayne’s new digs – quite a step up from his old penthouse, but equally as lavish.
GALLERY: Lamborghini Aventador Batman: The Dark Knight Rises
Watch some incredible Aventador video after the jump:
The Volo Auto Museum will be hosting one of the most comprehensive Hollywood car auctions ever on June 8th. Based out of Illinois, the auction will feature plenty of Hollywood’s most famous rides including the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine and Herbie, from Lindsey Lohan’s 2005 feature film. And the coolest part of the auction? No reserves!
But of course no auction featuring Hollywood cars would be complete without some from the Fast and the Furious movies. Several vehicles will be auctioned off from the fourth installment, including the 1973 Camaro F-Bomb, an Infiniti G35, the Buick Vin Diesel drove in the opening scene and the 1970 Chevelle he beat Paul Walker in.
Other noteworthy vehicles include a Gotham City police car from The Dark Knight along with the infamous semi-truck and trailer. A jalopy from the movie Beverly Hillbillies is a nice classic, along with Switch Blade, the first vehicle ever built on Jesse James’ Monster Garage. Oddities include the Bull car from Death Race 2000 and a Jeep from Windtalkers. Last but not least is the truck Harrison Ford and Cate Blanchett used in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
With no reserve set for any of these vehicles, we have to wonder how low some of them might go for.
GALLERY: Hollywood Auction Cars