The TV Batmobile on display at the Friars of Beverly Hills celebrity fundraiser dinner gala presenting their Life Achievement Award to Hollywood car creator George Barris at the Friars of Beverly Hills on June 17, 2006 in Beverly Hills, …
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - The original Batmobile from the 1960s television series sold recently at auction for $4.2 million.
A spokeswoman for the Barrett-Jackson Auction Co. in Scottsdale, Ariz., 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 customizer 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.
Barris' publicist says his client is pleased with the auction result.
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