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Original Batmobile from TV series sells for $4.2 million

LOS ANGELES – The original Batmobile from the 1960s television series has sold at auction for $4.2 million.

A spokeswoman for the Barrett-Jackson Auction Co. in Scottsdale, Ariz., says the winning bidder has not been disclosed after Saturday’s auction.

The 19-foot-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.

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