Original Batmobile to be auctioned at Barrett-Jackson

Original Batmobile to be auctioned at Barrett-Jackson

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Original Batmobile to be auctioned at Barrett-Jackson

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by Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on November 29, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 29 at 5:13 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Batman's ride is up for sale -- just the thing for cruising on those Dark Knights.

The original Batmobile from the 1960s TV series will be auctioned on Jan. 19 at the Barrett-Jackson auction house in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The 19-foot-long black, bubble-topped car was used in the 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 a sleek crime-fighting machine. On the show, it boasted lasers and a Batphone and could lay down smoke screens and oil slicks.

"The 1966 Batmobile by George Barris is one of the most famous Hollywood cars in history and it has become a true icon that has been carried from generation to generation of Batmobiles to follow," said Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. "It revolutionized an entire industry that followed in its footsteps and we couldn't be prouder to have it cross our block in Scottsdale as it goes up for sale for the very first time."

And just like Batman, the Batmobile has its secrets. The auction house won't say how much it hopes to get for the car.

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