Holy pricey car! Original Batmobile to hit auction block

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    Disillusioned

    I still my original Mattel model. I doubt if it is worth a couple of mill though.

  • -3

    YuriOtani

    Seems a lot of money for an old car

  • 2

    ohayo206

    Does it come with the soundtrack and funky sound effects?

  • 4

    Thunderbird2

    Oh Yuri, it's not just any old car.... this is an icon.

    I grew up in the 70s watching Batman on British TV and I loved that car. When I was a kid I had the Corgi one with the blade in the nose... wonderful stuff.

  • 1

    HerveEisa

    Dear Santa,

    I don't mind if my present arrives late, so…could you bring me the original Batmobile for Xmas? Please?!?

  • 0

    nandakandamanda

    Yuri: Seems a lot of money for an old car

    No price is mentioned, but someone would like it to go as high as possible, I guess.

  • -3

    Lowly

    Surprised it made it after all those years-including heavy use and multiple takes on a tv show- w/o getting crashed up at all.

  • 1

    GW

    Man those were the days! Loved that show as a kid, always cool watching the batmobile zip out of that secret entrance!

  • 1

    Jimizo

    @Thunderbird2 I had the same one - classic. I also had action man with the eagle eyes and the tank.

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    Fadamor

    Man those were the days! Loved that show as a kid, always cool watching the batmobile zip out of that secret entrance!

    Robin: "Atomic batteries to 'POWER'. Turbines to 'SPEED'..."

    Batman: "Ready to move out."

    (Cue: music)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBe3QzVW5_8

  • 0

    Fadamor

    No price is mentioned, but someone would like it to go as high as possible, I guess.

    I think Yuri is talking about the Aston Martin.

  • -1

    Jay Que

    No way will it fetch that much. I saw it very much up close a few months ago at a special outdoor event at the NYPD police museum in downtown Manhattan. A bit shabby and unimpressive compared to what $100 grand will get you.

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    Fadamor

    No way will it fetch that much. I saw it very much up close a few months ago at a special outdoor event at the NYPD police museum in downtown Manhattan. A bit shabby and unimpressive compared to what $100 grand will get you.

    You're talking about a one-off "concept car" from the 50's that was modified for the relatively low quality viewing that existed on 60's television... a car that eventually became synonymous with a well-loved super hero TV show that managed to keep its tongue firmly planted in its cheek. The car's value isn't in its construction, but in its position as a cultural icon.

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    YuriOtani

    If you can afford it and it is better collecting cars than other "celebrity" artifacts.

  • 0

    Jay Que

    oops, I was wrong in my previous post, I was referring to the "Night Riders" car... Got a short video of that one here, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayxgqdzJT5c&feature=share&list=UUMm_o7AcwzVZAIwF3CAHxdQ Maybe the dynamic duo's car is better outfitted.

  • 1

    Serrano

    Adam West was the best Batman.

  • 0

    mkisofsky

    I saw it at Comic Con a few years back...

    I have better stuff to spend a million bucks on, but perhaps someone should contact Drew Carey...

  • 0

    supermonk7

    That car rules. So does Adam West.

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