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Original Batmobile Up For Sale, $5 Million

 The original Batmobile from the 1960s TV series. Photograph: Barrett-Jackson/AP

The original Batmobile from the 1960s TV series. Photograph: Barrett-Jackson/AP

The car, driven by Adam West in the 1960s television show, is back on the market after it fetched $4.2m at auction in 2013.

Holy cats, Batman fans – find your wallets because the Batmobile is for sale.

The car, driven by Adam West in the 1966-68 TV series Batman, is available for $5m at the Barrett-Jackson Collection showroom in Arizona.

The Batmobile started as a concept car developed by Ford, called the Lincoln Futura, which was built in 1955 and appeared in the 1959 film It Started with a Kiss.

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George Barris, a car customizer, purchased the Futura for $1 in 1965 and built the Batmobile within three weeks, so the car was ready in time for the show’s production. Barris kept the chassis and basic shape of the car but redesigned the nose and tail with bat-inspired shapes and designs. He later made three more replica Batmobiles.

Equipped with rockets, oil slicks, an automatic tire re-inflating system and a Batphone, the Batmobile served many of the superhero’s needs in the show…(read more)

Source: The Guardian

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