eBay Find: Animal House Deathmobile Replica, Buy It Now For $12,500

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Replica Animal House Deathmobile on eBay

Replica Animal House Deathmobile on eBay

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National Lampoon's Animal House is a monument to college life and chock full of moving metal, including the "Eat Me" float, a 1959 Chevrolet Corvette, a suicide-rear-doored 1964 Lincoln Continental, a 1962 Dodge Custom 880 Police cruiser, the wacky 1948 Crosley Sport Utility Sedan/pickup, and, of course, the crashed and battered Lincoln Continental converted into the Deathmobile. Unfortunately the car up for sale on eBay this weekend isn't that car, but a replica that's changed hands several times over the last few years, at prices up to $20,000. So is it worth the asking price of $12,500?

Though it's not the one used and abused in the movie, and the bronze hood ornament isn't the movie car's decapitated-statue-head of Emil Faber, it was once part of the Barris Star Car Collection, and is now a part of the Roberts Collection. The movie was set in the fall of 1962, but it was filmed in 1978, and underneath the Deathmobile Turret lies a 1966 Lincoln Continental sporting a 340-horsepower 462-cubic-inch V-8 engine. The turret itself features a roof-top hatch and a prop whistle, while the lower portion is made of tinted plexiglass so the driver can see where they're going.

What do you think? Is this a great piece of replica automobilia or ultimately destined for a weedy patch in the nearest junkyard?

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Comments (2)
  1. Good review on this replica.I would like to ask what car was originally used to make the deathmobile or was it just the engine and custom body?

  2. I would buy this for my own amusment because that is one of my favorite movies of all time.

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