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Original Batmobile from TV series for sale

Auction house won't say how much it hopes car sells for

By Parallel Universe on MSN Nov 29, 2012 4:40PM

APLOS ANGELES (AP) — Batman's ride is up for sale — just the thing for cruising on those Dark Knights.


The original Batmobile from the 1960s TV series will be auctioned on Jan. 19 at the Barrett-Jackson auction house in Scottsdale, Ariz.


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The 19-foot-long black, bubble-topped car was used in the TV show that starred Adam West as the Caped Crusader.


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


And just like Batman, the Batmobile has its secrets. The auction house won't say how much it hopes to get for the car.

39Comments
Dec 1, 2012 4:26AM
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I'd rather own the Monkee Mobile---a souped up red GTO---Classic!
Dec 1, 2012 3:05AM
Nov 30, 2012 11:38PM
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the bat mobile was a ford concept car and its top speed was 45 miles an hour 
Nov 30, 2012 7:28PM
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There Is a Batmobile here On Long Island with the Red Pin stripping and it was on show at the Cradle Of Aviation in Uniondale Long Island New York.. It is now in the Autoseum {A Custom Car Museum that they are starting here}
http://www.facebook.com/Autoseum

Nov 30, 2012 5:59PM
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Yes , Sheldon would love to have this car . LMFAO !
Nov 30, 2012 4:55PM
Nov 30, 2012 2:11PM
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I always thought it was made from a 1959 T-Bird so W.T.F. over,who is rite
Nov 30, 2012 1:15PM
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i have pics of me in the original and this is not the original the stripping is the wrong color bing it is supposed to be red stripes. the one in the museum in IL is the main one used in the show. but there were 5 made for the tv series for different stuff. but the stripes on this car don't match if he repainted the stripes he is an idiot and should be slapped by adam west
Nov 30, 2012 12:50PM
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Worth it if Catwoman comes for a ride in it
Nov 30, 2012 12:25PM
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Does it run or is it just another shoe box car? If anyone sat in it would the interior crack and turn to dust or is it even capable of really going down the road and having real FUN with it? ED
Nov 30, 2012 12:25PM
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If I would have won the power ball lottery, I would consider buying it!  But Adam West would have to come with it!!!
Nov 30, 2012 12:19PM
Nov 30, 2012 11:54AM
Nov 30, 2012 11:52AM
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The Batmobile was definitely ahead of its time. It was one of the Coolest Rides ever. Even Coolerr than the Aston Martin DB5  OO7     That  Exhaust System  was Awsome.
Nov 30, 2012 11:47AM
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If i buy it can I take Catwoman for a ride???
Nov 30, 2012 11:39AM
Nov 30, 2012 11:12AM
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Knowing how Craig Jackson and Steve Davis is........they're probably thinking the car will bring in in excess of 1-2 Million Dollars.

 

Can't wait to see it go across the Auction Block and see it stall at $300K or Less. Then the fun will begin.....we'll have to listen to Craig and Steve both stop the Auction.....Bitch at the people at how they're "Getting the Deal of a Lifetime at $220K".........and then Mope Away when the Gavel finally comes down at $227K.

 

Yep.....I LOVE the Barrett Jackson Auction.......Funniest Auction to watch on TV. George should send the Car through a Real Auction House where the serious Buyers are......ie - Mecum or RM., instead that Circus Show we watch on TV 2-3 times a year.

Nov 30, 2012 11:11AM
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