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The original Bat Mobile was put on the auction block recently, bringing in a ton of money in the process.  The cool car was created by George Barris, who was known for making great cars during the 1960s.   Some wondered how much anyone would pay for the car, but some felt that it was going to go for big money. The guy who came through on the deal, Rick Champagne, has openly identified himself as the person who bought the car.   He owns a logistics company in Arizona and is proud of his new purchase. “The energy in that room was just electric. We haven’t experienced anything like that  since the Futurliner ,” Jackson said. Bidders were so tightly packed around the Batmobile that it was hard at times to tell who was bidding, he added. Some particularly iconic TV and movie cars have gone for very high prices. For example, a highly modified 1964  Aston Martin DB5  used in James Bond films sold for $4.6 million in 2010. But Hollywood cars don’t always command  top dollar . For one thing, there are usually multiple versions created for different types of shots and for promotional use, making it hard to to say that one vehicle is definitively “the car.” In this case, the TV Batmobile really is a singular creation. While there have been many imitations, this is the only original. The Batmobile started life as a Ford ( F ,  Fortune 500 ) 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car, which was itself based on a Lincoln Mark II. Aside from its pearl white paint job, the Futura actually looked very much like the Batmobile it would become a decade later. READ MORE

The Original Bat Mobile Sells for $4.6 Million

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The original Bat Mobile was put on the auction block recently, bringing in a ton of money in the process.  The cool car was created by George Barris, who was known for making great cars during the 1960s.   Some wondered how much anyone would pay for the car, but some felt that it was going to go for big money.

The guy who came through on the deal, Rick Champagne, has openly identified himself as the person who bought the car.   He owns a logistics company in Arizona and is proud of his new purchase.

“The energy in that room was just electric. We haven’t experienced anything like that since the Futurliner,” Jackson said.

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