Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Original Batmobile Sold For 4.6 mil!

The original Batmobile driven on the 1960s TV series sold for auction on Saturday for $4.6 million. The seller was legendary kustom car king George Barris who had transformed the 1955 Lincoln Futura for television. The buyer was Rick Champagne, owner of an Arizona logistics company. Champagne says he's going to put the car in his living room...


kallamis said...

Yeah, I know, and I had no money or I would have been there bidding on it.
It is the only true Batmobile ever. I won't even discuss that thing in the Dark knight movies.
And you know he bought the car originally for $1.
He had 15 days, and $15,000 to build the Batmobile.
I'd say he did it right, as it is probably one of the most famous cars of all time, with the exception of the Mach 5 of course.
The mach 5 being the one car I still and will forever want.

Beam Me Up said...

yeah except it rolled like a boat in heavy seas, it breaks were all but none existent and NONE of the electronics worked despite comments to the contrary. But what he did with only 15k was genius! It is a piece of rolling art.

kallamis said...

I'd be parking the thing in my living room. Same as if I had the Mach 5.
It is a piece of rolling art. You are so right on that.
And yeah, I heard that as well. But it still handled better than the ARK 2 did I guess. That thing was nearly impossible to drive with any safety at all from what I have learned over the years.
I'd still like to have that too though.