Batmobile From 1960s 'Batman' TV Series Going up for Sale TheWrap
The iconic car driven by Adam West in the 1960s television series "Batman" is going up for auction in January, reports TheWrap.com.
While a spokeswoman for the Barrett-Jackson auction house in Scottsdale, Ariz. wouldn't tell what the minimum asking price is, it's expected that the winning bid for the Batmobile will be in the millions, the story notes.
The car was stored for years by George Barris, a car customizer who turned a 19-foot-long 1955 Lincoln Futura into the Batmobile, the story notes.
"The Batmobile is true Americana and it’s hard to put a dollar figure on something like that,” said Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “The difference is that this is the real deal, the original and the only one to have been on the Batman series -- it’s been in George Barris’ garage for all these years and that is invaluable. We expect plenty of enthusiasts and fans to come out and wouldn’t be surprised if the car sold for multiple millions.”
Barris originally bought the car for one dollar, with 20th Century Fox giving him $15,000 to turn it into the Batmobile. It's still drivable, the piece adds.
The auction is scheduled for Jan. 19.