Drive like “The Batman”? You can for a price

Dodge Charger 1969

If you live under a rock (or maybe a cave), there’s a new Batman movie in theaters this weekend. The Batman stars Robert Pattinson in the all-black suit, working alongside Zoe Kravtiz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as Riddler, and Colin Farrell as Penguin.

Directed by Matt Reeves, the man behind Cloverfield and Dawn of the Planet of the Apesthe new film is being billed as a darker, darker version of the DC icon, and it’s certainly not the first time this has been said.

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After 83 years, 11 movies, and numerous live-action and animated TV series, each new take on the comic book hero’s story immediately brings comparisons among fans. Who played the role best? Who wore the best costume? Who drove the best car?

Speaking of the latter, this latest undoubtedly theatrical success has already inspired some auto collectors to seek out the classics.

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

The Batman may be a modern take on an old favorite, but when it comes to the ride, producers have sought out the beauty of the past. Pattinson’s Batman rides around in a badass, clean, revamped 1969 Dodge Charger, and while the movie is only now welcoming viewers, fans are already clamoring to rip those wheels off.

According to a recent eBay report, the trailer inspired significantly more searches and sales of classic American muscle cars like the Dodge Challenger by a total of 9% year over year. A current listing of the car is priced at $112,900, in case you’re feeling dashing, but the Batman impact doesn’t stop there.

When he’s not whipping a bad guy’s butt in what’s definitely not hockey pants, Bruce Wayne cruises around Gotham City in a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. This special little car has seen its gross volume of goods (GMV) to increase more than 560% year over year. If you’re looking, there’s one on eBay right now for $129,000, because if you can’t wear a utility belt and save the world like Batman, you might as well drive like him.


Photograph by: Courtesy of eBay

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