POW!! 1960's Batmobile Rakes in $4.6 Million at Auction
The first Batmobile ever created for the original television series just sold at an auction in Scottsdale, Arizona for (Holy auction gavels, Batman!) $4.6 million. The Batmobile had originally still been in the possession of the man who created it – George Barris, who was long responsible for custom car job in Hollywood. Barris customized a 1955 Ford Futura concept car, turning it into Batman’s ride. And, don’t forget – there wasn’t much in the way of special effects back then. This car is actually outfitted with a few Batman gadgets, including the Batphone and oil squirters. Despite the oil squirters, the Batmobile is actually street legal, so who knows – you might see Rick Champagne, the new owner, cruising around in it someday. We can only hope he’ll go in costume.
The $4.6 million sale price ties the highest ever for a famous movie car. The other car was equally iconic (and equally tricked out with gadgets galore) – Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger, which sold back in 2010.