The Batmobile can be yours for $5 million
The iconic car joins the General Lee from 'The Dukes of Hazzard' on the auction block this weekend.
The Lincoln Futura, created in 1955, has been on display at the North Hollywood shop where it was built since 1968, when the "Batman" television series ended, The Los Angeles Times reports. The car, with its bulletproof Plexiglas bubbles on top, played a big role in the series, which starred Adam West and Burt Ward.
It's owned by George Barris, who also made the vehicles used in "The Munsters" and "Beverly Hillbillies." Barris said he customized the Lincoln into the Batmobile in 15 days at a $15,000 cost.
The car certainly is one of a kind, which is why some experts think it could sell for up to $5 million at the annual Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, the event CNBC describes as the "car-a-palooza of auto-collecting." The auction is also selling a Mercedes once owned by Clark Gable.
Barrett-Jackson CEO Craig Jackson tells CNBC that he could surpass his company's auction record of $108 million from 2007. He thinks the Batmobile buyer will end up being a museum or movie company with links to the Batman franchise, which is owned by DC Comics.
Also on the auction block is the General Lee, the famous car owned by Bo and Luke Duke in the television show "The Dukes of Hazzard."
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When I was young child I use to walk by this shop all the time...stop each time to look at the "Batmobile" would always spot something new to admire. The one thing not mention is the engine....sometimes I would be walking by when they had this baby cranked up...I don't know what
the spec's where but she sounded built out for it's era.
$4.2 million and the Guy is gonna have it in his living room...??
Of course we don't really care....4.2?, fool.
Having went to several Auto Auction extravaganzas.....Pretty sure I saw this car sell "once" before...
Unless there were several copies made for filming the shows...?
It was "The Batmobile" and it went for way less then $200-300,000 dollars....
Maybe it was "reserved" by the owner...??
I know it was one of many oddities that I had/have seen either "displayed" or "sold" over the years.
It is hardly "worth" $5 million....But the Chinese and Japanese, seem to migrate to these types of Historical Americana...And I've seen a few others sold by G.Barris or at least that were made by him.
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