There have been many cars that have won the hearts of car enthusiasts and TV enthusiasts alike. We all fondly remember the DeLorean from Back to the Future, and the Batmobile from the original TV series in the mid-60s. You can now buy the original Batmobile at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. When? January 19, 2013.
Legendary customizer, George Barris built the car in 1955 on a $15,000 budget. I’m sure that it’ll go for much, much more than that… The Batmobile is based off of the 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car with a Ghia body. Some may be fooled by the afterburner sticking out the back, but those car nuts out there will know that it is actually powered by a 390-cubic in (6.4 liters) Lincoln V8 that is bolted to the original B&M Hydro Automatic Transmission. George Barris is the one and only owner of the car, and he is unfortunately putting it up for auction.
You can read more about the Batmobile and George Barris at the Barrett-Jackson website. http://www.barrett-jackson.com/application/onlinesubmission/lotdetails.aspx?ln=5037&aid=466
With the holidays just around the corner, what a thoughtful gift for the car enthusiast in your family. So what if it’s a little late?