Original 1963 Batmobile Sells at Auction for a Steal
The original Batmobile sold at auction over the weekend for the bargain price of $137,000. It was sold through Heritage Auctions on Saturday. This might not look the way you remember the 1960's Batmobile because this isn't the one that was in the 1966 television show, but an original version of the one that appeared in the comics. This 1963 version started out as a 1956 Oldsmobile 88 that was heavily modified by Forrest Robinson to look like the original comic version. It was even officially sanctioned by DC and did some touring to promote the show when it first aired. Robinson eventually sold the car and it somehow ended up rusting away in a field in New Hampshire until it was rediscovered in 2008. RELATED: See the 2011 Batmobile by Casey Putsch
Borbon Fabrications in Sacramento, California, restored it to its original condition for Toy Car Exchange, LLC who bought the forgotten rusty car. They were the ones selling this one-of-a-kind Batmobile at this weekend's auction.
The Batmobile most people think of as being the original was created by George Barris for the television show and when one comes to auction, it can fetch a hefty price. The last Barris Batmobile that sold went to auction in January of 2013 and sold for $4.2 million. That makes this $137,000 Batmobile an absolute steal worthy of a supervillain. No word on the name of the lucky new owner.
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