3k: Arkham Escapee: 2006 Custom “Mid-Engine” Batmobile
Sun Tzu, author, philosopher and Zhou Dynasty warrior wrote in The Art of War : “Engage people with what they expect; it is what they are able to
discern and confirms their projections. It settles them into predictable
patterns of response, occupying their minds while you wait for the
extraordinary moment — that which they cannot anticipate.” The last few months of sharing cool, fun, cheap and vintage cars has lead up to this moment when we feature the unanticipated and extraordinary. Find this 2006 Custom-Built-One-of-a-Kind Batmobile for sale in El Paso, TX for a starting bid of $2,599 and buy-it-now of $3,300 via ebay. Tip from Craig F.
Tipper Craig F asks: “What if the Batmobile was built by an Arkham Asylum mechanic?” Arkham Asylum is the mental institution in the fictitious DC Comics city of Gotham, noted for regular escapes by the Joker, Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy and any number of other nuts. This car shares the classic split cockpit and general flat-black attitude of any number of Batmobiles, but it really outshines in a few key aspects.
Aspect #1: Engine Location: This is a new spin on ‘mid-engine’ since the engine is placed between the driver and passenger. Forget having a conversation with Robin about the latest Batarang or how to keep your tights from riding up your ass, because the 377 cubic inch Chevy V8 is inches from your bat-ears.
Aspect #2: Weight loss plan: The narrow passenger compartment in this Batmobile will only allow Christopher Walken emaciated Batmen and will certainly be too narrow for fat Val Kilmer superheros.
Aspect #3: Hitchiker and luggage storage: What in the bright blue batcave is the expanded metal framed ‘luggage rack’ on the back used for? Are those bungie cords on the bottom? Is that a trailer hitch ball mounted in the middle? So much confusion…but at least the price is right…
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~ i scoped out this crazy thing and the Volvo 544 the other evening. two bizarre rides!
I love the rack in the back for tail-gating and…for hauling additional superheroes as backup when necessary!
WTF is that?! Oh dear lord… great find, fun to read about and not to own!!
Literally one of the dumbest ideas I've ever seen.
Figures he worked for the gubmint.
So many questions…
Yow!! I'd love to try that out!
My wife says, "that looks like a sports tank." Valid analogy I think!
Some people should NEVER be allowed near a drafting table. That said, this is actually a pretty interesting rig. I'd like to check it out and see what the guy's fab skills really are.
If the motor mounted right next to your head wasn't enough, there are sharp cornered speakers just inches from your noggin for added audio output.
Don't forget about the spare tire headrests, for a comfortable way to get black rubber smudges on your neck.