Batmobile sells for $4.2M at Arizona auction
This October 2012 file photo provided by Barrett-Jackson/George Barris shows the original Batmobile in Los Angeles. Batman's original ride, from the 1960s TV series, has sold at auction for $4.2 million on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Courtesy Barrett-Jackson/George Barris, File)
The Associated Press
Published Sunday, January 20, 2013 8:51AM EST
LOS ANGELES -- The original Batmobile from the 1960s television series 'Batman' has sold at auction for $4.2 million.
A spokeswoman for Barrett-Jackson Auction Co. says the winning bidder has not been disclosed following Saturday's auction.
The 19-foot (5.79-meter) -long black, bubble-topped car was used in the "Batman" 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 the sleek crime-fighting machine. On the show, it boasted lasers and a "Batphone" and could lay down smoke screens and oil slicks.
Barris' publicist says his client is pleased with the auction result.