Holy Hot Car, Batman! Maryland Batman Sports Vintage Wheels
Lenny Robinson's new car is a replica of the original 1966 Batmobile.
If you're into iconic superheroes and classic cars, we've got the story for you.
Lenny B. Robinson is the Maryland man who visits hospitals dressed as Batman and made headlines across the nation after he was pulled over by Montgomery County police in March while driving a black Lamborghini with a Batman license plate. (See attached video of the traffic stop.)
Now Robinson has an even more attention-getting set of wheels -- a replica of the 1966 original Batmobile.
Jalopnik, a car blog, wrote that Robinson bought the car off a British Columbia firm called Unique Movie Cars and Props:
Robinson's new Batreplica — aka "Anti Crime Roadster," in copyright-free parlance — was built from the ground up, with no donor car. It has a urethane bodyshell, Ford V8 engine and a Ford C6 transmission. It's also got period-correct on-board props like a Bat-radarscope, bat-wing steering wheel and lots of other such paraphernalia, just like the original.
Robinson first showed off pictures of the car on a July 5 post on the Superheroes for Kids Facebook page.
Robinson, a businessman who retired after he sold a commercial cleaning company he founded, has been visiting sick children in hospitals for 11 years, according to The Washington Post.
The new Batmobile, which cost Robinson approximately $200,000, has been a hit as he's traveled across the country, according to the Post.
“It looks like the Batmobile, and it acts like the Batmobile,” Robinson told the Post. “As much as people liked the Lamborghini, this thing blows that away. I’ve seen people’s mouths literally drop when I’m out on the road.”