The Skipco auction will sell the Batmobile, the DeLorean from Back to the Future, and the Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters against the owner’s will.
Full copies of the legendary cinema cars are sold in the USA. It is known that not a single car was involved in the filming process, but the replicas quite accurately repeat the design of their prototypes.
A replica of Batman’s car from the 90s films will be auctioned off. The model is based on the 1995 Chevrolet Caprise Classic rear-wheel drive. The Batmobile is powered by a 5.7-liter V8.
The second car to be auctioned will be a 1959 Cadillac station wagon with a white leather interior styled after the Ghostbusters’ Ecto-1.
In addition, the new owner will be looking for a 1981 DeLorean DMC-12, which became popular after the release of the trilogy «Back to the Future». A special clock and a warning sign on the dashboard appeared in the cabin, predicting «serious trouble» when accelerating to 88 miles per hour.
Bidding will begin on August 1, 2020. The initial cost of the lots has not yet been disclosed.
The cars were reportedly confiscated by federal court marshals from Ohio rehabilitation center manager Ryan Sheridan. The man was found guilty of insurance fraud. The court sentenced the owner to 7.5 years in prison and ordered him to pay about $ 25 million in compensation. Cars were confiscated to pay off the debt. source