Sunday, January 20, 2013

Holy Crushed Sofa, Batman

Have a look at what sold for a cool $4.6 million
at the annual Barrett-Jackson collector car auction:

George Barris's Batmobile from the 1966-68 TV series

(customized from a 1955 Ford Lincoln Futura Concept)

The Batmobile was successfully bid on by buyer Rick Champagne, who said that the car would go in his living room. Though how he plans to get it in his living room is probably something only the Bat-Computer could figure out.


Kid said...

Cracking looking car, it has to be said. It's a shame George Barris had to sell it after so many years. Perhaps he needs the money, but I hope he's still going to be around for quite a while yet and isn't 'putting his house in order' in preparation for that final journey.

Comicsfan said...

I dunno, at 88 he still seems to be going strong, exhibiting such a sharpness of mind and so much vitality. What an amazing person. I think it's his work and the reaction of people who see it that keep him young.

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