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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Buy your own Burton 1989 Batmobile on eBay for $640,000

Holy cow, Batman! The world's only fan-built turbine-powered Batmobile replica is now for sale on eBay. And it can be yours for a cool $640,000. Not exactly the cheapest wheels on the planet, but reasonable enough for a one-of-a-kind life-sized replica of the Caped Crusader's signature car. Plus, it's completely street legal. So you can cruise through the streets, and pretend you're Gotham City's crime-fighting billionaire.

It's the folks at Putsch Racing who took it upon themselves to build a real, working Batmobile based on the 1989 Batman movie by Tim Burton. Putsch Racing claims the Batmobile can drive just as well on highways as it does on city streets, the turbine engine is easy to operate, and "service intervals are actually less than that of normal production cars." The ride height of the car's cockpit? Adjustable — just like how it is in new Lamborghinis. Sweet.

The vehicle made its rounds at a variety of car shows, so there's a chance that you might have seen it before. And while it hasn't exactly been a clandestine effort on Putsch Racing's part, you still can't see the car up close and personal without making a "substantial deposit," and only if you're a potential buyer. If you're a Batman fan or a collector who has $640,000 to burn on a new car, then why not? All you need after getting the car is a cowl, a cape, and your very best Batman voice imitation as you shout, "To the Batmobile!"

story thanks to yahoo