Original Batmobile from TV series sells for $4.2 mil

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    movieguy

    My brother and I had our picture taken with the original Batmobile when I was about 7 or 8. We also had our picture taken with Adam West (the 60s TV Batman) and autographed. Wish I could find it.

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    Thunderbird2

    I know it's unlikely, but wouldn't it be wonderful is Adam West was the winning bidder?

    I love this car... like the Aston Martin DB5 and Lady Penelope's FAB1 it's an icon on wheels, and lives in the hearts of millions worldwide. I want one lol

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    Barry Cohen

    There is a guy in Delray Beach Florida that says that he has the original bat mobile and he brings it to events! Is this a fake?

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    zichi

    Well, my parents live in Delray Beach, and they don't own the batmobile.

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    Larry Woodworth

    There is a guy in Delray Beach Florida that says that he has the original bat mobile and he brings it to events! Is this a fake?

    If he's talking about the one from the 60's TV show, then yes it's a fake. Barris has owned it since Ford sold it to him. The Futura was a one-of-a-kind concept car, so there's no way a guy in DelRey Beach, FL could have even taken another one and modded it to look like the original.

    Wiki has the new owner identified as "Rick Champagne from Scottsdale, Arizona". Barris is making out like a bandit with this sale. Ford sold him the concept car in December 1965 for the price of $1 plus "other valuable consideration" (whatever that means). At the time of the Ford sale, appraisers put the cost of the Futura at $125,000 in 1966 dollars. (One-off cars cost a lot more to make than production cars.) 47 years later Barris sells the car for $4.2 million.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batmobile

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    SuperLib

    That auction is flat-out insane. Over $109 million in cars were sold, mostly classics. It was just day after day of amazing cars. I saw the first 2014 Corvette get sold for $1,050,000. The thing is so big it's on live TV.

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