Wednesday, November 23, 2022

The #1 Batmobile

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First Batmobile for sale for £3.2 million

 

Built originally at a cost of $250,000 (the equivalent of $2.2 million or £1.4 million today) in 1955 as a Lincoln Futura concept car, the car that then became the first Batmobile in 1965 is now for sale for £3.2 million ($5 million).

 

The #1 Batmobile
The first Batmobile was created in 1965 from a 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car
The #1 Batmobile
The interior of the car

 

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Described as being a car “every man, woman or child in the free world can easily identify without the slightest hesitation” by Roger Johnson of the Barrett-Jacskon Collection in Arizona – who is selling the vehicle on behalf of a businessman named Rick Champagne – the car was transformed from the Futura into the rocket-powered Batmobile in just three weeks at a cost of $30,000 (the equivalent of $227,000 or £145,000 today). Gadgets include a Batphone, Bat-Ray Projector and an automatic tyre inflating system.

 

Last sold in 2013 for £3 million ($4.6 million), when it became the most expensive movie vehicle ever sold alongside James Bond’s Aston Martin from Goldfinger, the car was the creation of the customiser George Barris. Of it, Roger Johnson commented:

 

“The Batmobile is much more than a flashy mode of transportation for crime-fighting superheroes”.

 

“Some of the most intriguing elements of this machine are its fantastic gadgets just the things every crime-crusher needs. They are proof positive that a fiction writer’s imagination knows no technological bounds”.

 

 

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    4 COMMENTS

    1. Heady days indeed,
      Look at the steering wheel, just a standard huge thing, with the top sawn off.
      I remember this programme back in the sixties, when I would have been eight or nine……. loved it….

    2. Obvs can’t remember the programme but what a crowd pleaser this is. Some cars are worth more than houses these days. Imagine rocking up to a party in this. The interior is great fun and I bet the gadgetry is out of this world. Sold in no time!

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