LOS ANGELES Nov 29 Want to own your very own
Batmobile? The original car from the "Batman" television series
is going up for auction and is expected to fetch a seven-figure
sum, auctioneers Barrett-Jackson said on Thursday.
The two-seater car was featured in the live-action "Batman"
show starring Adam West that aired from 1966 to 1968.
"The Batmobile is true Americana and it's hard to put a
dollar figure on something like that," Craig Jackson, chairman
and CEO of automobile auction house Barrett-Jackson, said in a
"We expect plenty of enthusiasts and fans to come out and
wouldn't be surprised if the car sold for multiple millions."
The 1955 Lincoln Futura, of which only one was made, was a
hand-built concept car developed by the Ford Motor Co. featuring
a bubble top. It was bought in 1965 for $1 by owner George
Barris, who customized the 19-foot (5.8-meter) car for the
The one-off Futura symbolized space-age design of the 1950s
with a push-button transmission and exterior microphones that
piped in the sounds of traffic to its occupants.
The car will be auctioned on Jan. 19 in Scottsdale, Arizona,
along with Clark Gable's personal 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL
Gullwing Coupe sportscar.
It is not uncommon for notable cars in entertainment history
to be sold for large sums at auction. The 1964 Aston Martin DB5
used in the James Bond films "Goldfinger" in 1964 and the
following year's "Thunderball," fetched $4.6 million at auction
(Reporting by Eric Kelsey, editing by Piya Sinha-Roy and