Unique, Totally Awesome Batmobile Tribute Car Goes on the Market for $35,000

Batmobile tribute car selling for $35,000 7 photos
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If you’re a true Batman fan, now’s the time to dig into your savings, because there’s an awesome, unique Batmobile car up for sale on Craigslist New York.
Build to resemble the Micheal Keaton-era Batmobile, this was originally a 1973 Opel GT. It’s owned by a doctor who was also a fan of the caped crusader and who came up with this idea so he could use it to bring a smile on the faces of sick kids. He commissioned it in the 1990s.

Having gotten his hands on a true Batman original, the good doctor is parting ways with this tribute car. But he promises it’s everything you would expect from a Batmobile, down to the tech that was strapped to the one-seater by Sony, after it took notice of the car.

This tribute car is outstanding from top to bottom, starting from the faux turbine inlet, the ears and wings on the roof and back, and the customized alloy rims with the bat symbols. Also on the outside, the GT is fitted with underbody lighting that creates a hovering effect, with the seller joking that it would be just the thing to get you attention – unless driving a Batmobile didn’t work.

“The symbols on the car are not decals,” the seller says. “They are painted on in the most professional finish I have ever seen. The paint is shiny black and between the finish and the symbols must have cost a fortune alone. People in the business that have seen this car and estimate the paint job between nine and eleven thousand dollars when it was done.”

Inside, it’s fitted with a suite of vintage Sony electronics, from a bat phone to a Hi-8 VCR and Magic Link PDA, and a Super NES that plays the Batman Forever game. You also get a Batman head and torso behind the driver’s seat, which has no specific purpose other than making you look even cooler.

The doors don’t have handles, and you can open them by remote or by flicking one of the five switches under the shifter. The seller promises the buyer will receive manuals for all electronics and the original car.

This tribute Batmobile sells for $35,000, considerably more than a perfect stock Opel GT, but you can’t really put a price tag on awesome.
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Elena has been writing for a living since 2006 and, as a journalist, she has put her double major in English and Spanish to good use. She covers automotive and mobility topics like cars and bicycles, and she always knows the shows worth watching on Netflix and friends.
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