Batmobile may fetch $5 million at 2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Car Auction

By on Jan 19, 2013 in Automobile, Business, United States, World Comments

The original Batmobile may fetch $5 million at an auction in Scottsdale, Arizona on Saturday, January 19, 2013. This 19-foot, 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car is reportedly one of the highlights at the 42nd annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event.

Batmobile may fetch 5 million
Original Batmobile, which is being expected to fetch $5 million at the Barrett-Jackson auction
Image Credit: Barrett-Jackson

George Barris reportedly hand-built the Batmobile in Turin, Italy. The car, based on Lincoln Mark II, is one of the classic vehicles that will be auctioned off over the weekend. It can be located at LOT #5037.

Another classic, Clark Gable’s 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe located at LOT #5001, is also expected to fetch millions during the car auction.

According to Barret-Jackson‘s official website,

Nearly 1,400 classics, exotics, muscle cars, Hot Rods, Resto-Mods and contemporary collectibles are expected to cross the auction block, setting a new world record for the largest offering of No Reserve vehicles at one auction.

Craig Jackson, Barrett-Jackson CEO, is expecting a better auction sales in 2013. His target this year is to go beyond the all-time record of $108 million set in 2007. Jackson revealed that his “goal is to beat it this year. It looks like we have a good chance.”

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