THWACK! The Original 1960s Batmobile Sells For A Whopping $4.2 Million At Barrett-Jackson

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Holy insert clever auto auction pun here, Batman! The original Batmobile from the 1960s TV series was sold tonight at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction for an insane $4.2 million.

But that high price tag is not entirely surprising. This car wasn't just any old Batmobile replica — this was the first one built by George Barris, a customized Lincoln Futura that had been on display in Hollywood since 1968, reports MSN. Some experts predicted it could have gone for as much as $5 million.

But while $4.2 million is a lot, it's not a record, according to Barrett-Jackson's Twitter feed. That's held by a Shelby Cobra that once sold for $5.5 million.


Would you have paid that much for the Batmobile? If you had one, what would you do with it?

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