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Gold-Plated DeLorean and Batmobile
Author: Gabriel TorresDate: February 10, 2008 - 7:15 PM PST

K.I.T.T., DeLorean, Batmobile and Mach 5 (from Speed Racer cartoons) are emblematic cars for nerds  above 30 years old like me. And this weekend I was able to see in person a 24-karat gold-plated De Lorean and the original Batmobile from the Pow! Smack! Wham! 1960’s Batman TV series.

These two classic cars are just two of the over 200 cars exposed in the National Automobile Museum in Reno, NV. The amount of interesting cars there is amazing, and you should visit this museum during your next skiing/snowboarding trip to Tahoe – it is within walking distance from the main street (Virginia Street), where the main casinos are located.

The 1981 24-karat gold-plated De Loren was one of the two manufactured to promote American Express Gold card.

1981 Gold-Plated DeLorean
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1981 Gold-Plated DeLorean
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1981 Gold-Plated DeLorean
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1981 Gold-Plated DeLorean
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1981 Gold-Plated DeLorean
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The Batmobile is an all-time icon, making success even with kids from the Pokémon generation: buttons, buttons and more buttons! For me what is really worth dying for is the radar (a.k.a. “Detect-a-scope”) on the dash board on the passenger’s side.

Batmobile
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Batmobile
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Batmobile
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The museum is great, but it would be far better if they had K.I.T.T. on display (click here for my coverage on K.I.T.T.)!

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