20k: Building A Better Batmobile: 1984 Chevrolet Corvette
Enter the world of the custom Batmobile at your own peril, for the things that live under rocks often have more legs than you’d like to admit. However, once in a while, a custom BatMobuilder gets things right, and builds something that you’d actually feel proud to daily drive. Like this 1984 Chevrolet Corvette Batmobile offered here on eBay currently bidding for $21,600 reserve-not-met with 3 days to go, located in Flemington, NJ.
While many custom Batmobiles end up looking like something that covers the floor of a bat caves, today’s example is no guano. It was built on a 1984 Corvette chassis and looks an awful lot like the car from the 1989 Tim Burton / Michael Keaton Batman movie. This is a good thing, because that was the best Batmobile; earlier versions were downright dangerous (you’ve got baddies shooting at you, and you drive a roadster?), and the car from the latest Chris Nolan films lack aesthetic embellishment.
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I remember reading that the 1989 movie cars were also built on 84 vette chassis. I think MTV gave one away in a contest, but removed the propane burner, and replaced the turbine hub with a replica. Apparently the movie car used a real hub for some reason, and was quite valuable.
I can't remember where I picked this info up, so it might have been a hallucination.