Just Try and Stop Yourself from Buying This Replica 1966 Batmobile and Batcycle
If you have a good amount of spare cash on hand, prepare to part with it.
Auctions America, which specializes in classic cars, has some very snazzy replicas of the Batmobile and Batcycle from the 1966 Batman TV series going up for sale Saturday, with estimated prices of $125,000 to $175,000 for the car, and $10,000 to $20,000 for the motorcycle.
This particular Batmobile's much hefty price tag may be because of its fascinating history. According to the Auctions America website, "this car is said to be the 6th produced and built by Jay Orhrberg Hollywood Cars, one of the premier builders of movie cars. This car was used to tour the U.S. highlighting the dangers of alcohol and drugs to children."
It was an anti-drug Batmobile, everybody. This is not a drill.
From there, it went on a few more adventures:
It was sold by from a private collector in Los Angeles during the 1980’s to a collector in Germany, and then was purchased again by a museum in 1991. This world traveler resided in the Cars of the Stars collection, which is considered to be the one of the finest collection of film and television cars in the world. And it eventually made it way to its latest ownership in the Cayman Motor Museum.
Now you could own it, and drive it around to conventions like noted Batmobile owner Jerry "The King" Lawler.
Auctions America has considerably less info about the Batcycle it's putting up for sale, but still: It is as close as you'll probably get to a real Batman '66 Batcycle, so that's pretty good.