This Original Batmobile Can Be Yours For Only $5 Million


Want the original Batmobile used on the 1960s TV show starring Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Batman? It can be yours if you have a few million to spare.

Yes, this is the original Batmobile used in Batman: The TV series. It was designed by George Barris, who made a career out of creating custom vehicles for movies and TV shows, though nothing as extravagantly different as the Batmobile. The car was actually based off a Lincoln Futura Concept Car Barris had purchased at the beginning of the 1960s.

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The Batmobile has changed hands from it’s original owner, however. Barris sold the car in 2013 to collector Rick Champagne for $4.6 million in 2013. Now it is in the hands of the same auction house it was purchased at, and available for a not much higher price of $5 million.

As Batmobiles go, that could be considered a bargain. The estimated cost of the Dark Knight’s transportation of choice in the upcoming Batman v Superman movie is estimated to be about $9 million, but admittedly that’s with a ton of bells and whistles that weren’t even possible in 1960 (like making it bulletproof). Although you could save about $8 million on the current model and $4 million on the 1960s model by having West Coast Customs, who made the Batmobile for Batman v Superman, make you a non-functioning version for only $1 million. C’mon, you weren’t going to drive it anyways…


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