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$4.2 Million is a lot of change for an old TV car, but the original Batmobile sold for $4,620,000 (after all fees have been paid) at the Barrett-Jackson car auction for this weekend.
George Barris, who created and owned this car was at the auction to say goodbye to the American TV icon. The Batmobile was based on a 1955 concept vehicle called the Lincoln Futura. Barris purchased the Lincoln for $1 dollar. That’s not a bad return on investment. The original Batmobile was just the first in a number of different Batmobiles that have been used for both the TV show and of course the movie versions of the classic comic book.
“I really liked Batman growing up and I came here with the intention of buying the car,” Champagne, said after he purchased the car “Sure enough, I was able to buy it. That was a dream come true.”
The original Batmobile was driven by Adam West and Burt Ward from 1966 to 1968 in the television series and has been owned by Barris since he created it for the show.
It was the most expensive car to cross the block at this year’s Barrett Jackson Classic Car auction in Scottsdale.