"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
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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