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'Batman Forever' Batmobile up for auction

March 4, 2011 at 1:58 PM

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 4 (UPI) -- A Florida auction house said the Batmobile from the 1995 film "Batman Forever" is expected to fetch a high bid of as much as $275,000.

Auctions America by RM in Fort Lauderdale said Batman's car from the film starring Val Kilmer will be auctioned during the weekend as part of the "Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale" event, WTVJ-TV, Miami, reported Friday.

The auctioneers said the 25-foot-long car came from a $2.5 million body mold and cost about $300,000 to construct.

The auction, which also includes a 1957 Chrysler Imperial Convertible once belonging to Howard Hughes, begins Friday at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center and runs through Sunday.

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