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Original Batmobile from TV series sells for $4.2m

Bubble-topped car used in the Batman TV show that starred Adam West as the Caped Crusader

  • AP
  • Published: 10:10 January 20, 2013
  • Tabloid

  • Image Credit: REUTERS
  • The original Batmobile is displayed during the Barrett-Jackson collectors car auction in Scottsdale, Arizona January 19, 2013. The vehicle was sold for $4,200,000 according to the auction company. REUTERS/Joshua Lott (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY BUSINESS TRANSPORT)
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The original Batmobile from the 1960s television series has sold at auction for $4.2 million (Dh15.4 million)

A spokeswoman for the Barrett-Jackson Auction Co in Scottsdale, Arizona, says the winning bidder has not been disclosed following Saturday’s auction.

The 19-foot-long (5.7 metres) 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 customiser George Barris, of Los Angeles — 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.

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