Pow! Bam! Original Batmobile sells for $4.6 million

The Caped Crusader's super-funky ride from 1966 broke auction records and is now in the hands of a new owner.

Batmobile at Barrett-Jackson
Still a looker after all these years. Barrett-Jackson

There is one star of the original Batman television series that hasn't aged a bit in the decades since the show went off the air. The original 1966 Batmobile is still a beauty. If you had a big enough pocket book and were in Scottsdale, Ariz., for the Barrett-Jackson auto auction over the weekend, you would have had a chance at driving it home for your personal collection.

The modified 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car commanded a whopping $4.62 million selling price, taking the crown as Barrett-Jackson's highest-selling car at the annual auction. As we've learned, the cost of being Batman isn't cheap, but this would surely put at least a dent in Bruce Wayne's ample budget.

The Batmobile came out of George Barris' personal collection. Barris first bought it from General Motors for $1 before turning it into the iconic crime-fighting vehicle we all know and love. The original budget to transform it into Adam West's ride was just $15,000. That's a pretty decent investment considering its auction value.

The Batmobile buyer hasn't been disclosed. There's probably a short list of people around the world who would both want it and could afford it. Has anybody checked Nicholas Cage's driveway?

(Via Luxury Launches)

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