Original Batmobile to be auctioned

November 30, 2012 12:00 AM

The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company will be selling the original Batmobile from the 1960s classic television show.

George Barris, a famous auto customizer who currently owns the vehicle, put the car through many stages of auto repair in order to turn the 1955 Lincoln Futura into a crime-fighting machine, The Huffington Post reports. While the television version of the car had a batphone and special features like smoke screens and oil slicks, the real-life model boasts some bat gadgets, including a Bat Ray Projector, Batscope and a device that automatically inflates the tires.

"There are only a few things in life that are able to capture the soul of an era and the Batmobile by George Barris did exactly that..." said Steve Davis, president of the auction house. "Whether you're a car collector, entertainment enthusiast or an average Joe looking to buy his dream car, you're going to want to witness history being made in January with the sale of this car."

The final sale is happening on January 19 in Scottsdale, Arizona. None of the parties involved have yet to confirm the minimum starting bid for the vehicle, but enthusiasts can expect it to be in the multimillions, The Los Angeles Times reports. 

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