Belfast Telegraph

Friday 24 October 2014

Sixties Batmobile sells for £2.6m

The 60s TV Batmobile had lasers and a Batphone and could lay down smoke screens and oil slicks
The 60s TV Batmobile had lasers and a Batphone and could lay down smoke screens and oil slicks

The original Batmobile from the 1960s television series has sold at auction for 4.2 million dollars (£2.6 million).

A spokeswoman for the Barrett-Jackson Auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona, said the winning bidder has not been disclosed following Saturday's auction.

The 19-foot-long black, bubble-topped car was used in the Batman TV show that starred Adam West as the Caped Crusader.

The car's owner - famed auto customiser George Barris, of Los Angeles - transformed a one-of-a-kind 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car into the sleek crime-fighting machine.

On the show it boasted lasers and a Batphone and could lay down smoke screens and oil slicks.

Mr Barris' publicist said his client is pleased with the auction result.

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