1998 BMW 528i | 2019 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach

This is the ’98 BMW 528i that was in Fast and Furious 4, and I saw it at the 2019 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. This is from the fourth generation of the 5-Series (E39), which was made between 1995 and 2003. The engine is a 2.8 liter M52TUB28 straight-6 that produces 190 horsepower and 206 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a 5-speed manual (though it had an 18-speed manual in the movie). This car does 0-60 mph in 7.1 seconds and has a top speed of 147 mph. The hood, roof, and trunk lid are carbon fiber. In addition to that, the rear seats were removed. This BMW was auctioned off for $6,600.

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1968 Mustang Eleanor Tribute Edition | 2019 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach

This is a ’68 Mustang Eleanor Tribute Edition that was at the 2019 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. This is from the second phase of the first generation, which was made between August of 1966 and August of 1968 (model years between 1967 and 1968). The engine is a 6.4 liter FE V8 that produces 325 horsepower and 427 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a 5-speed manual. This Mustang was auctioned off for $165,000.

1989 Batmobile | 2018 Central Florida Auto Show

This is an ’89 Batmobile that’s owned by the Orlando Auto Museum, and I saw it at the 2018 Central Florida Auto Show. I don’t know if this is a replica or an actual car used in the 1989 Batman film. In the movie, the car is said to have a jet turbine engine that produces 1,750 pound-feet of torque. In the movie, the car does 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 329 mph. The actual car used in the movie doesn’t actually that much power nor is it that fast, but it’s certainly an interesting piece of movie history.

Car of the Day 8/20/18

Today’s car of the day is this ’63 Volkswagen Beetle that was used in the Herbie movies, and I saw it at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. The original Volkswagen Beetle was made between 1933 and 2003. The engine of this one is a 1.2 liter flat-4 that produces 40 horsepower. The transmission is a 4-speed manual. This Beetle was auctioned off for $128,700.