New Documentary Series Follows People Who Buy Famous Movie Cars, Like the Batmobile

New Documentary Series Follows People Who Buy Famous Movie Cars, Like the Batmobile

Oct 15, 2013

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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