Original Batmobile sold at auction for $4.2M

8:16 PM, Jan 20, 2013   |    comments
Na na na na na na na na na na, Batman! The original Batmobile is surrounded by spectators as it rolls across the block at the Barrett Jackson auction. The car sold for $4.2 million to an undisclosed buyer. (David Kadlubowski, The Arizona Republic)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The original Batmobile from the 1960s television series has sold at auction for $4.2 million.

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

The 19-foot-long 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 customizer 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.

(The Associated Press)

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