The fellows over at Hemmings News know a thing or two about auctions, and managed to locate some fairly hilarious fine print in a recent one. The original Batmobile from Batman Forever was sold last week at the Al Wiseman Collection auction (BTW, we promise you Speed Racer won't be as bad as that stinker). It sold for less than half the reserve price and they were a little curious why.
It turns out that the 1995 Batmobile, which cost $2.8 million to build, can't be driven anywhere in public. It's basically just a sort of hideous looking doormat. It could be a safety thing, could be a licensing thing or it could just be an attempt by WB to make up for the horrible film they unleashed on the universe. [Hemmings News]