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Legendary Batmobile Creator Dead at 89

George Barris created cars for Hollywood's elite

(Newser) - George Barris, the legendary custom car builder who created television's original Batmobile and helped define California's car culture with colorfully designed vehicles ranging from the stunningly beautiful to the simply outrageous, died Thursday. He was 89. Barris, who had been in declining health, died at his Los Angeles... More »

Original Batmobile Sells for $4.2M

Customized 1955 Lincoln was on Adam West TV show

(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... More »

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