The Original George Barris Batmobile - Serial #1

The Original George Barris Batmobile - Serial #1

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SOLD for $4,200,000 plus buyers commission

Lot #5037 The Original #1 Batmobile


There are only a few items in life that are able to capture the soul of an era. Not many people can say they own a pinnacle point in history that revolutionized a particular genre and an entire industry that followed in its footsteps. Maybe it was the catchy theme song that played in the beginning or the comedic/action-packed acting that was followed by "POW"/"BANG" in this TV show, but then there are the real fans that will strongly advocate, till this day, that coming home to watch the Batmobile soar out of the batcave in the Batman TV Series defines a lot of their first childhood loves to hit the television screens. The 1966 Batmobile by George Barris is the most recognized and popular piece of entertainment history, worldwide, that has become an icon, an icon that has been carried from generation to generation of Batmobiles to follow. This vehicle not only marks the significant bat logo that sits on the middle of its door, but a time in television history where they defied the odds of making a car become the star. Still as beautiful as when it first came out of the paint shop, this 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car has been apart of the personal collection of George Barris since he first bought it from the Ford Motor Company for $1. After having a meeting with the producer of the TV Show, William Dozier, George was left with the challenge of 15 days and $15,000 budget. Before George knew it, the Lincoln Futura was underway to becoming what others will always remember to be the Original Batmobile. Besides seeing the likes of the infamous, Adam West and Burt Ward (Batman and Robin), this car has been on a variety of television/movie sets, car shows and museums around the nation. To go even further, this car is exclusively featured in Christopher Nolan's Batmobile Documentary, which is one of the major bonuses in the Dark Knight Rises DVD. History is being made here at Barret Jackson. This is the 1st TIME that the original Batmobile has been up for sale, since George bought it for that $1. Whether you're a car collector, entertainment enthusiast, or an average Joe looking to buy his dream car, don't miss out on adding this to your very own batcave. Included with the Batmobile will be historical memorabilia and documentation from George's personal archive.

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Ad Details


Property is Sold
Garage Spaces (put 0 if this does not apply) 20.00
Price Information: Sold for $4,200,000 plus a Buyers Auction Commission
Type: Classic Vehicle / Collector Vehicle, Car
New or Used: Used
Year: 1966
Model: Batmobile
Make: Barris Kustoms
Price $4,620,000 USD
Which Celebrity? George Barris (driven by Batman)
Celebrity Owned: Yes
Interior Color: Black and Red
Exterior Color: Black

Features & Accessories:


Type & Features: Custom Exhaust System, Supercharger, Custom or Aftermarket Wheels, Rear Wheel Drive, Moon Roof, Automatic Transmission, Manual Transmission (Stick Shift), Sports Car, 8 Cylinder Engine, Driving Lights or Fog Lamps

Classic Vehicle Type:


Type & Features: Sports Car, Hot Rod, Exotic Car, Classic / Antique

For Sale at Auction


Auction Sale? Yes
Type of Auction Phone Bidding, Internet Bidding, On-site Registration, Retail Auction Event, Reserve Price
Auction Date 01/19/2013
Location Westworld, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Name of Auction Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale
Auction Website: http://www.saloncollection.com/2013/batmobile/

Unique Sale Issues


Type of Sale Retail Sale, Auction Company Sale, For Sale By Owner

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Website http://www.saloncollection.com/2013/batmobile/
Website http://www.barrett-jackson.com

Location


Address 16601 N Pima Rd
City Scottsdale
State AZ
Postal Code 85260
Country USA
Ad id: 54012525
Ad views:4385
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