Original Batmobile auctions for $4.2M
This October 2012 photo, shows the the original Batmobile in Los Angeles. The 19-foot-long black, bubble-topped car was used in the TV show that starred Adam West as the Caped Crusader. / AP Photo/Courtesy Barrett-Jackson/George Barris
LOS ANGELES "Holy windfall, Batman!" The Batmobile just sold for $4.2 million.
The original 19-foot-long black, bubble-topped car used in the 1960s "Batman" TV show sold at auction Saturday.
The Barrett-Jackson Auction Co. in Scottsdale, Ariz., revealed the selling price but says the winning bidder has not been disclosed.
The car's owner auto customizer George Barris, of Los Angeles transformed a one-of-a-kind 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car into the sleek crime-fighting machine.
It boasted lasers and a "Batphone" and could lay down smoke screens and oil slicks.
The iconic car was used by Adam West who starred as the Caped Crusader and by Burt Ward, his sidekick Robin known for exclamations beginning with "Holy."
Barris' publicist says his client is pleased with the auction result.
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