Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Meanwhile, on the Internet
Tribune Reporters
'Meanwhile' is a collaborative blog about all the crazy stuff on the Internet. Here, reporters from various Tribune desks tell you what you (almost) need to know about topics ranging from technology to YouTube sensations. Contributors: Michael McFall, Dave Newlin, Matt Piper, Brennan Smith, Erin Alberty. Edited by Sheena McFarland.

Subscribe (RSS)

Gift idea: ’66 Batmobile on sale for $200K

In case you did not know what to get that special vigilante in your life, Hammacher Schlemmer has you covered: a roadworthy replica of the 1966 Batmobile.

Hammacher Schlemmer, which has the kind of expensive, eccentric catalog reminiscent of Sky Mall magazine, is offering the recreation for the holiday season at the meager asking price of $200K. There are no atomic batteries or turbines for speed, but the 430-horsepower engine in a Lincoln chassis does come with a propane tank on the back to simulate the classic ride’s afterburner effect.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

I do not know how that is even legal, but the company assures their Batmobile is totally street legal, cross their hearts. They even added rearview mirrors and a rear video camera, which were absent from Adam West’s original, to make sure it was on the up-and-up.

Besides those tweaks, Hammacher Schlemmer assures that the Batmobile is TV-show accurate. It’s complete with bubble-canopy windshields, chrome rocket tubes behind the rear windshield, a blinking Batphone inside, switches that open the hood and trunk and a rotating red beacon to alert the citizens that you swore to protect that you are burning down their streets with an open flame on the back of your car. Seriously, how is that legal?

"Other intriguing, if less functional, accessories include a glowing detect-a-scope screen, a Batbeam ray that raises from a hood-mounted antenna, and empty rear parachute packs," according to the product description.

No word if there is any shark-repellent in the glove box.

Michael McFall

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.