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.

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?

8 thoughts on “The Original 1966 Batmobile Will Hit the Auction Block in January!

  1. This is a very cool car and as a kid I was lucky enough to have Zayzee take me and my brothers to see Batman being filmed. We not only got to meet Batman and Robin but we got to sit in the Batmobile. If you get it in the auction you will have to take me for a ride!

    1. Okay, buy a DeLorean, and customize it the way it was. The car was repossessed by the DeLorean Motor Company shortly after the movie was in theaters – it hasn’t been seen since…

  2. Oddly enough, we were coming home from being in LA today and on our way to Burbank Airport we stopped at Barris’ showroom…it happened to be a press day…they were photographing the Batmobile! We had no idea it was going up for auction, Mark just wanted us to see it. VERY cool and fun to see such an icon. In an adjacent room were two cars from the Munsters tv show and right next to the Batmobile was NightRider’s car. I highly recommend a visit to that shop. You’d love it!

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