Original Batmobile Sells for $4.2M

Customized 1955 Lincoln was on Adam West TV show
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 20, 2013 10:08 AM CST
In this October, 2012 photo, famed auto customizer George Barris poses with the original Batmobile in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Courtesy Barrett-Jackson/George Barris)

(Newser) – The original Batmobile from the 1960s television series Batman has sold at auction for $4.2 million. A spokeswoman for Barrett-Jackson Auction Co. says the winning bidder has not been disclosed following yesterday's auction. The 19-foot-long black, bubble-topped car was used in the Batman TV show that starred Adam West as the Caped Crusader. The car's owner—famed auto customizer George Barris—transformed a one-of-a-kind 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car into the sleek crime-fighting machine.

On the show, it boasted lasers and a "Batphone" and could lay down smoke screens and oil slicks. Barris' publicist says his client is pleased with the auction result. (Read more Batman stories.)

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