Turbine-Powered 1989 Batmobile Re-Creation Among Hollywood and TV Tribute Vehicles Crossing the Block During 2023 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction

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Lot #1324 – Turbine-powered 1989 Batmobile Re-Creation

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. ‒ December 16, 2022 – Barrett-Jackson is rolling out the red carpet for a group of iconic vehicle designs made famous on television and the big screen during its annual Scottsdale Auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale, January 21-29, 2023. Included in the docket of star car re-creations is the world’s only turbine-powered Batmobile re-creation (Lot #1324) based on the 1989 Batman film, a Ford Galaxie re-creation (Lot #1023) driven in the film “Fast Five” and a re-creation of the 1930 Pontiac “Munster Koach” (Lot #1100).

“Movie cars have a role all their own and can be just as iconic as the actors who drive them,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Our Scottsdale Auction will have truly remarkable star car recreations, like the 1989 version of the Batmobile originally brought to life by the creative genius of American filmmaker Tim Burton. All these re-creations crossing the block, like Marty McFly’s Toyota SR5 from ‘Back to the Future,’ each hold a unique place in Hollywood and TV history.”

Lot #1100 – 1930 Pontiac “Munster Koach” Re-Creation

The 1989 Batmobile re-creation (Lot #1324) is the world’s only turbine-powered Batmobile. It was built by Ohio auto restorer and designer Casey Putsch and is faithful to the original. The bodywork on this one-of-one build is made from fiberglass and aluminum, with a steel cockpit chassis. It weighs 2,800 pounds, is 20 feet long and is powered by a Boeing turboshaft engine that can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds with a reported top speed of 185 mph.

Made famous in the 1960s TV sitcom, The Munsters, the 1930 Pontiac “Munster Koach” re-creation (Lot #1100) is noted by the consignor as the most exact example built. It is powered by a V8 engine mated to an automatic transmission and has been professionally replicated in every detail. The 1995 Munsters Dragula coffin-car re-creation (Lot# 995.1) features the custom purple velour interior with fringe bobbles, a V-shape steering wheel just like the original, candle-flicker headlights and the famous headstone on the front.

“Some collectible cars are so recognizable they need no description,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “The TV and movie car re-creations crossing our block in January are just as fun to own as they are to show off at the local Cars & Coffee. If you’re looking for a collector car or truck that will turn heads, our Scottsdale Auction docket will have the star-powered vehicles that movie and TV buffs desire.”

The 1963.5 Ford Galaxie 500 XL R-code re-creation (Lot #1023) was featured in the movie “Fast Five” ‒the fifth installment in the Fast Saga movie franchise. This car was driven in the movie by the character Tej Parker, played by the actor known as Ludacris. The car, built by Mason’s Hot Rods out of Georgia, is powered by a period-correct 427ci V8 side-oiler engine mated to a 4-speed manual transmission.

The 1985 Toyota SR5 4-wheel-drive pickup (Lot #735) pays tribute to Marty McFly’s dream truck from the movie series “Back to the Future.” It is powered by a 22RE 2.4-liter engine backed by a 5-speed manual transmission. It features 4-wheel drive, upgraded bumpers, a roll bar with KC lights, a gray-on-gray interior and brand-new Goodyear Wrangler tires, as well as replica movie items that include a hoverboard, a pair of “self-lacing” shoes, a Gray’s Sports Almanac and two sleeping bags.

Lot #1023 – 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 XL R-Code Re-Creation

Two 1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor Tribute Editions (Lot #1327) and (Lot #1427) will also cross the block during the Scottsdale Auction. Lot #1327 was hand-built from the ground up and is powered by a specially tuned modern 475hp 8-cylinder Coyote engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, both from Ford Performance. This unique build started as a 1967 Ford Mustang fastback and was upfitted with parts from the actual suppliers for the 2000 movie “Gone in 60 Seconds.” Another Eleanor Tribute Edition (Lot #1427) is powered by a Ford Racing 351W engine stroked to 427ci and mated to a T5 manual transmission.

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