The original 1966 Batmobile has crossed the auction block at Barrett-Jackson and was sold for an impressive 4.62M USD.

The original 1966 Batmobile has crossed the auction block at Barrett-Jackson and was sold for an impressive 4.62M USD.

While the first Chevrolet Corvette Stingray grabbed 1.1M USD, the Batmobile was sold for more than four times the C7's price to car collector Rick Champagne from Arizona. The bid ended at 4.2M USD (2.6M GBP or 3.15M EUR) but an extra 420,000 USD in fees increased the final price to 4.62M USD.

Creator and owner George Barris was at yesterday's Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. He bought the car from Ford with one dollar and then spent 15,000 USD to turn the 1955 Lincoln Futura concept into the Batmobile which starred in the Batman TV series and movie with Adam West (Batman) and Burt Ward (Robin). The entire conversion was done in only 15 days.

Original 1966 Batmobile sold at Barrett-Jackson for 4.62M USD [video]