The original 1966 Batmobile has crossed the auction block at Barrett-Jackson and was sold for an impressive US$4.62M.
While the first 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (VIN 0001) grabbed 1.1M USD, the Batmobile was sold for more than four times the C7’s price to car collector Rick Champagne from Arizona. The bid ended at 4.2M USD but an extra 420,000 USD in fees increased the final price to 4.62M USD.
Creator and owner George Barris was at yesterday’s Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. He bought the car from Ford with one dollar and then spent 15,000 USD to turn the 1955 Lincoln Futura concept into the Batmobile which starred in the Batman TV series and movie with Adam West (Batman) and Burt Ward (Robin). The entire conversion was done in only 15 days.
The auction tent was brimming with excitement as fans watched the price for the Batmobile skyrocket to historic proportions on the Barrett-Jackson auction block. Legendary customizer and creator George Barris looked on with pride from the auctioneer’s stand, even adding his signature jacket to the sale, as the crowd cheered the auctioneer on.
The top selling cars in the Auction included :
- LOT #5037 The Original 1966 TV Batmobile – US$4,620,000
- LOT #5001 Clark Gable’s 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe – US$2,035,000
- LOT #5019 1947 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport – US$2,035,000
- LOT #5004 1934 Duesenberg J Murphy LWB Custom Beverly Sedan – US$1,430,000
- LOT #5034 1956 Chrysler Diablo Concept Convertible – US$1,375,000
- LOT #5025 1971 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda Convertible – US$1,320,000
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