Original Batmobile Could Sell for $6M at Auction

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The original Batmobile is heading to auction again.

Last sold in 2013 and fetching $4.2-million at a Barrett-Jackson auction, the Batmobile is expected to sell for over $6-million this time around from the Barrett-Jackson Collection Showroom in Scottsdale, Arizona. This is the same Batmobile that appeared in the 1960s television show starring Adam West and was originally a 1955 Lincoln Futura. Gadgets included with the Batmobile sale include the Batphone, Bat-Ray Projector and tires that inflate automatically.

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It was built by George Barris and reportedly cost $250,000 over the course of just three weeks due to production deadlines. Last time the Batmobile was sold, the price tied the Aston Martin DB5 as the most expensive movie car ever sold. It is likely that it’ll break the record in the upcoming auction, especially if it goes for the expects $6-million.

“Many high-end collectable cars are so rare most people have never seen them before, and therefore can’t really appreciate the history behind their value and beauty,” said Roger C. Johnson of Barrett-Jackson Collection. “However, possibly the most desirable and collectable car of all is one that every man, woman or child in the free world can easily identify without the slightest hesitation. The original Batmobile will always be one of those cars.”

Correction: The Batmobile is up for sale at the Barrett-Jackson Collection Showroom in Scottsdale, Arizona and not at the Scottsdale, Arizona auction.

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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