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This 1989 Batmobile Up For Sale

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This is the real thing, but it's not cheap, and it actually comes complete with a working flamethrower. I'm scared.

The 1989 Batmobile is up for sale. It's been used as a prop at Six Flags in NJ since 1992, right in front of the Batman Returns roller coaster (how cool?)

The car's been featured Tim Burton's live-action films, 1989's "Batman"and "Batman Returns" in 1992, and it's being sold by an avid movie car collector for $1.5 million. It comes complete with a working flame thrower.

According to WREG.com:

Batmobile replicas frequently come up for sale, but here’s a chance to get your hands on one of the actual movie cars.

First spotted by The Truth About Cars, this Batmobile by Pennsylvania-based Classic Auto Mall has taken on many forms over its history, but this is the version used in the 1989 “Batman” and 1992 “Batman Returns” movies directed by Tim Burton, and starring Michael Keaton as the Caped Crusader.

While the listing is titled “1989 Batmobile,” the text says this car was used in filming the 1992 “Batman Returns” sequel, and then incorporated into a Batman-themed Six Flags ride after its filming duties were completed. While the exterior and interior are true to their on-screen presentations, this is very much a movie prop. Power is provided by an electric motor that only allows for a top speed of 25 mph to 30 mph. An onboard flamethrower creates the jet-engine afterburner effect seen in the movie.

A 48-volt electrical system and battery array provide the juice, although the batteries haven’t been charged in a while, the listing notes. The car also has a front and rear air suspension.


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