Original Batmobile sells for $4.2 million at Barrett-Jackson auction (Photo)

By on Jan 20, 2013 in Automobile, United States Comments

The original Batmobile sells for $4.2 million at Barrett-Jackson auction on Saturday, January 19, 2013. The world-famous Batmobile, which was used in the Batman TV show in the 1960s starring Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin, was earlier expected to fetch $ 5million.

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George Barris (with red cape), standing at the
original Batmobile during the auction

Image Credit: Barrett-Jackson Facebook

As noted at NBC News today, Sunday, January 20, the red-trimmed original Batmobile was sold on Saturday night to an unknown bidder via Lot 5037. It is being considered as one of the highlights during the 42nd Annual Barrett-Jackson auction event in Scottsdale, Arizona.

According to the report, George Barris, who transformed his 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car into the 19-foot-long black and bubble-topped Batmobile, customized the car spending $15,000, which was paid by 20th Century Fox, which produced “Batman.” Barris designed the car with smoke screens, oil slicks, among others.

As shown in the photos at the official Barrett-Jackson Facebook page, George Barris can be seen being applauded by the crowd and is very happy with the results of the auction. The original Batmobile is being proudly displayed at Barris Kustom Industries in North Hollywood since the auction show ended.

The original Batmobile, which Autoblog.com noted as having an astonishing price of $4,620,000 after all fees have been assessed, is only among the vehicles sold in the said car auction, which was the largest auction sale in the history of Barrett-Jackson and included nearly 1,400 classic cars for sale.


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George Barris and the original Batmobile during the Barrett-Jackson auction
Image Credit: Barrett-Jackson Facebook

original Batmobile auction
Original Batmobile during the Barrett-Jackson auction
Image Credit: Barrett-Jackson Facebook


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