TV Batmobile auction could draw millions


The ride that Adam West made famous is getting ready to go up for auction and could be sold for "multiple millions," according to auction house CEO Craig Jackson.

The Batmobile - one of six built for the 1960's ABC series 'Batman,' will be auctioned next month by Barrett-Jackson. The car, which is street legal and could hypothetically be driven home by the purchaser, was designed by legendary Hollywood car customizer George Barris and built for $15,000 in 15 days. Barris has kept the car in his personally collection since then.

The all-time record for a vehicle being sold is the Aston Martin DB5 used in 'Goldfinger,' which sold in 2010 for $4.6 million. Experts do not expect the Batmobile to challenge that figure - stranger things have happened, though.

I loved 'Batman' when I was younger, watching it all the time when it came on the tube. The series helped create a love of Batman in me that persists to this day - in fact, a few weekends ago I saw a collection of cars from Batman's history (the series to 'The Dark Knight Rises') at an NFL game. If you guys want to pool up a collection and buy it for me, I would not refuse - I will even say nice things about Chuck Lorre if that helps! 



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Dec 12th, 2012, 2:10 pm


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That's pretty cool, but I'd prefer to buy the Tumbler. No one would dare cut you off in traffic then. And if it happens to get totalled, you automatically get an awesome motorcycle to ride around in.

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