What compels someone to own a famous movie car? That's the question that Christopher Rutkowski is exploring in a new video series that documents the ultra-nerdy world of film car collectors. The first episodes focus on two of the greatest cinematic vehicles: the DeLorean DMC-12 and the Batmobile.
Lenny Hochteil owns a time machine that travels back to 1981. His customized DeLorean offers a true Back to the Future experience — the film that obviously inspired his obsession. Rutkowski tells us in this seven-minute clip that the vehicle costs about the same today as it did in the '80s: around 20 grand. Add-ons and customizations can stretch the cost to 30 grand — like the awesome plutonium chamber Hochteil fixed on the tail of the car.
In the second video, we meet Nate Truman and his 1966 Batmobile, built on a 1979 Lincoln Continental. Truman runs the website starcarcentral.com and has owned several famous vehicles, but his TV fixation — particularly with the original Batman series — led him to the winged cruiser. Step into the world of movie-car collecting and learn what inspired these car owners to chase their fondest movie memories. [via Auto Blog]
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