Original Batmobile from TV Series Goes Up for Auction

1955 Lincoln Futura will sell for a “multi-million” amount

  1955 Lincoln Futura concept car used in original Batman TV series in the ‘60s
I don’t know much about cars but I do know my Batman mythology – enough to enable me to say that this should come as excellent news for very wealthy Batman fans.

I don’t know much about cars but I do know my Batman mythology – enough to enable me to say that this should come as excellent news for very wealthy Batman fans.

The original Batmobile featured in the 1960s TV show with Adam West, the 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car, will be going on the auction block in January 2013 in Arizona, the LA Times reports.

The Batmobile is now included in the Barris Kustom Industries on Riverside Drive gallery, and is expected to fetch many millions when it goes under the hammer.

“There is a reserve price for the car, but neither the auction house nor the car owner, famed car customizer George Barris, would confirm the lowest dollar amount they would accept. Plans for the sale were revealed at the L.A. Auto Show,” the publication writes.

Now for more technical details on the car, as per the LA Times:

“The one-of-a-kind 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car was originally created by a design team at Ford Motor Co.'s Lincoln styling department. The 19-foot-long, two-seat, bubble-topped grand touring car prototype was entirely hand-built in 1954 by Ghia Body Works in Turin, Italy, and unveiled in its original pearlescent ‘frost-blue’ white paint finish in 1955 at the Chicago Auto Show.”

As the photo above will confirm, it’s one impressive vehicle.

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