Batmobile From The BATMAN TV Series Sells for $4.6 Million!

Holy Cash Grab Batman! The original Batmobile from the 1966 Batman TV series has been sold for a record tying $4.6 million. Read on for details.

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By Durf - 1/21/2013


The original Batmobile from the Batman TV show was sold at an auction in Scottsdale, Arizona this weekend. This ties the record set by the Aston Martin DB5 driven by Sean Connery in Goldfinger, which was sold in 2010.

George Barris, a legendary Hollywood car customizer, designed the car in 1966 in just 15 days. It was built on off a 1955 Ford Futura and cost $15,000 to build. The car has been in Barris' personal collection since the show ended and was purchased by Rick Champagne, who is a businessman and car collector.

And, yes it is street legal
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M3T4LL0 - 1/21/2013, 2:27 PM
what a lucky bastard. I wish I had 4.6 Million to spend on a car.
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 1/21/2013, 2:41 PM
Pfffft, PLEASE! I spent more than 4.6 MIllion dollars.....on a d@mn hooker. She was a "Friday Night" special, and lemme tell you somethin'....She WASN'T worth that much.....That b!tch. >_>


Durf - 1/21/2013, 3:10 PM
@world: Really, a motor from a golf cart? That's hilarious!
SCURVYDOG619 - 1/21/2013, 3:10 PM
Somewhere in Hollywood,Nic Cage is muttering angrily over being outbid for the Batmobile...lol
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 1/21/2013, 3:12 PM
Lmao, jk, jk...Good on ya, Durf, with this article....Here's to it making MAIN! ;)
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 1/21/2013, 3:14 PM
Well, there ya have it....It is now, OFFICIALLY, on the Main. Congrats, Durf, bro!
Durf - 1/21/2013, 3:15 PM
@63: thank you sir
M3T4LL0 - 1/21/2013, 3:19 PM
YA MADE IT DURF!! Congrats on making it to main. This article is main worthy for sure!!


Durf - 1/21/2013, 3:21 PM
@M3 and @yoss: thank you gentleman
bagadoosh - 1/21/2013, 4:01 PM
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bane kitty had another gig !! Nice article Durf
Durf - 1/21/2013, 4:11 PM
@cipher: haha, thanks dude
CaptainPresley - 1/21/2013, 4:23 PM
Congrats to the high bidder! Awesome car! I met Mr. Barris a few years ago. Nice guy!
staypuffed - 1/21/2013, 6:02 PM
Wish I had $4.6 million to spend on a Batmobile. Congrats to the buyer :)
And @Durf, is that Kate Upton I see? She's my favourite.
Durf - 1/21/2013, 6:07 PM
@mrBatman: indeed it is sir. :)
Ghostfire - 1/21/2013, 6:11 PM
@DURF
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RolandD - 1/21/2013, 6:13 PM
Congratulations to the person who bought?
Congratulations to Durf?

Forget that!

Congratulations to George Barris who just made $4.6 million dollars on a modified Ford Futura.
Ranger14 - 1/21/2013, 6:26 PM
I didn't attend this year, but have a friend who photographs a lot of the major and celebrity events here and he said the car doesn't look that great up close and in person, but it is the original Batcar!
Ranger14 - 1/21/2013, 6:27 PM
....yes, way to go Durf! Can't see any possible reason for them to pull this one. If they do, I better keep my mouth shut, so I am not accused of being a complainer again. :-P
Durf - 1/21/2013, 6:35 PM
@Ranger: nice dude. yeah, it's gotta be pretty sweet to have the original batcar. And thanks dude. Looks like this one is here to stay. :)

@whoboy: indeed
goatman - 1/21/2013, 7:41 PM
I met Mr. Barris at CES back in the 90's. He had done a custom van for a sound company. Very nice guy. Signed an autograph for me for a friend to bring home.
continuezero - 1/21/2013, 8:20 PM
My Top 5 from movies
1)Batman/Batman Returns
2)Tumbler
3)Adam West's Jet Powered Beast
4)Batman Forever
5)Batman and Robin from 1949.


Yes the Forever piece of garbage is dead last on the list.
continuezero - 1/21/2013, 8:20 PM
Although the Tumbler would be the funnest to drive.
mgeoff88 - 1/22/2013, 12:02 AM
WOW! Can you imagine being the owner of that? This is stupid of me to say, but I would drive that bad boy everywhere!

I mean, it's the original Batmobile!!!

@Durf Congrats on making it to main! Great stuff! And I like the new avatar. Kate Upton is the gift that keeps on giving. :)

@Ghostfire I like your avatar too, but it's hard to compete with Kate Upton. ;P
Durf - 1/22/2013, 12:10 AM
@mge: thank you sir. and you're welcome for the gift of Upton. :)
aztecRaingod - 1/22/2013, 9:04 AM
This shithead probably could have had a better batmobile custom made for a fraction of that price. What a douchebag.
aztecRaingod - 1/22/2013, 9:04 AM
Durf, some people just should not try to dance. Kate Upton is one of them.
comicb00kguy - 1/22/2013, 10:23 AM
It would be cool to own an iconic vehicle like that. There is a custom shop- the article was here like a year or two ago,I think- that would build you a repro Batmobile for quite a bit less than this car cost, but there is something extra-cool about owning the original.
mgeoff88 - 1/22/2013, 7:29 PM
@aztecRaingod I very respectfully disagree about Kate Upton. She has danced her way into my heart. :)

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