Batmobile involved in M4 fire

Credit: Highways England

A series of classic cars including a replica Batmobile have been seriously damaged after a car transporter fire on the M4.

Traffic was stopped westbound near Junction 18 while fire services brought the flames under control.

Several replicas of famous vehicles were being carried by the transporter, including a Batmobile from the 1966 TV show and a Gran Torino from Starsky and Hutch.

Several replicas of famous vehicles were damaged in the blaze. Credit: Highways England
The flames were visible for miles. Credit: Highways England

Fire services later confirmed the driver of the vehicle was unharmed but some of the cars were destroyed.

All lanes were reopened just before 2am after the transporter and all debris were cleared.