Batmobile at auction / #BMW-E9
WITH AN ESTIMATE OF BETWEEN £130-£150K, GETTING YOUR HANDS ON THIS FIA GROUP 4 BATMOBILE IS A BMW ENTHUSIAST’S DREAM!
Spotted up for grabs at H&H’s Imperial War Museum Duxford sale last month, this genuine Batmobile CSL racecar, which has been campaigned for 30 years, was earmarked for a new racing owner.
The brochure information for Lot 77 was a mammoth read in itself. This #Batmobile
was constructed in 1981 around a 3.0 CSi shell by BMW racing guru Chris Randall of Zaprace for his own use. For a while it passed into the hands of Tim Busby who, among other things, switched it from right to left-hand drive and campaigned it in the iconic Luigi racing colours. Following Busby's death, Randall bought the car back and re-engineered It before selling the BMW to Nick Whale.
Whale is known to have invested a lot of money in the car with #Techspeed-Motorsport
, which equipped it with all the correct brake and suspension components, plus air jacks, centre lock wheels and a reliable Lester Owen engine that produced some 350bhp running on #Kugelfischer
fuel injection. He and Ian Guest successfully raced the BMW throughout Europe for 10 years, running it in both Patrick Peter’s Endurance Series and the Masters championship for Post-Historic Touring Cars. They also finished first in Plateau B of the 2006 Le Mans Classic.
the car was acquired by the vendor who ran it last year in the Masters and Legends Series, paired with Chris Conoley of #MASS-Racing
. They achieved fourth overall and first in class in the Masters at Donington, third overall and first in class in the Legends at Donington, fifth overall and class winners at Legends at Portimao and overall winners in the JD Classics Challenge.
This Batmobile made £134,400 at auction and was sold complete with #FIA
HTP papers and numerous spares and is eligible for the #2012 #Le-Mans
Classic as well as Legends, Masters and Youngtimers series. What a rare opportunity to buy such an iconic race car! We can only think that the new owner is still rubbing his/her hands with glee...
Sold For £134,400
Reg Number: Un-Reg
Chassis Number: 2331066
Engine Number: 7427831
Body Colour: White
Trim Colour: Black
MOT ExpiryDate: None