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''Holy windfall": Batmobile sells for $4.2 Million

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#1 Hum

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 16:43

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Holy windfall, Batman!" The Batmobile just sold for $4.2 million.

The original 19-foot-long black, bubble-topped car used in the 1960s "Batman" TV show sold at auction Saturday.

The Barrett-Jackson Auction Co. in Scottsdale, Ariz., revealed the selling price but says the winning bidder has not been disclosed.

The car's owner — auto customizer George Barris, of Los Angeles — transformed a one-of-a-kind 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car into the sleek crime-fighting machine. It boasted lasers and a "Batphone" and could lay down smoke screens and oil slicks.

The iconic car was used by Adam West who starred as the Caped Crusader and by Burt Ward, his sidekick Robin known for exclamations beginning with —"Holy."

Barris' publicist says his client is pleased with the auction result.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:35

That is still such a cool car.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:05

That's gotta be the best investment ever....Barris bought it from Ford for $1.00 before customizing it.


Before photo of the 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car that Ford paid $250k for.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 17:18

^ Interesting -- Barris didn't change it that much. :p