The auction for the chance to own the original Batmobile has officially ended. The final price of this nostalgic piece of Americana awesomeness reached into the millions. Barrett – Jackson’s Batmobile sold for $4.2 million dollars. Not a bad mark-up on the price tag since he purchased the car in the sixties from a junkyard for a crisp $1 bill. He then just spent $15,000 fixing up into the superhero vehicle that was sold today.

For more than 60 years, Barris Kustom Industries has been responsible for creating or designing dozens of famous automobiles that have appeared in films and television, including the Bluesmobile from The Blues Brothers, the Munstermobile from The Munsters and Echto 1 from Ghostbusters.

The Batmobile tied the record with the Aston Martin DB5 Sean Connery drove in Goldfinger for the highest price paid for a film car at an auction.

What’s your superhero vehicle would you want to own? Me personally, I think my ultimate hero car is still the General Lee from Dukes of Hazard. Is that wrong?

The Oracle

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