The iconic vehicle has been owned by George Barris, the auto customizer who heavily modified Ford Motor Co.’s only 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car to create the ride that transported Batman and Robin all over Gotham City to battle fiends such as the Joker, Penguin, Riddler and Catwoman on the campy 1960’s television program.
“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 Barrett-Jackson. “There are the real fans that will strongly advocate, until this day, that coming home to watch the Batmobile soar out of the Batcave defines a lot of their first childhood memories. 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 car features a 390-cubic-inch 1956 Lincoln V-8 engine and a B&M Hydro Automatic transmission, as well as some sweet Bat-gadgets. Such gadgets include a nose-mounted aluminum Cable Cutter Blade, Bat Ray Projector, Anti-Theft Device, Detect-a-scope, Batscope, Bat Eye Switch, Antenna Activator, Police Band Cut-In Switch, Automatic Tire Inflation Device, Remote Batcomputer, the Batphone, Emergency Bat Turn Lever, Anti-Fire Activator, Bat Smoke, Bat Photoscope, and many other Bat gadgets.
Source – Phoenix Business Journal
– Adam Prince