Price Realized: $12,000
When the collection of the American Superhero Museum came up for auction on January 22nd, Batman and Superman aficionados took notice. Online for just four days, the sale attracted hundreds of online bids from collectors around the world. The top-selling memento of the now-defunct museum was a life-size replica of the 1989 Batmobile from Batman starring Michael Keaton. Built on a 1985 Corvette chassis with a Corvette engine, the car was estimated to bring between $5,000 and $10,000. Thanks to the efforts of one dedicated fan, the Batmobile sold online for $12,000.
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