n18
NEWS|Entertainment 
   |
Photo: Film still

The famous customized car used in the 1960s ABC Batman TV series starring Adam West has gone under the hammer for USD 4.6 million.

The Caped Crusader's cruiser was purchased by the winning bidder for Lot 5037 at the Barrett-Jackson Auction Co in Scottsdale, reported Aceshowbiz. The iconic car was 19 feet long and built from a one-of-a-kind 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car, which was purchased for 1 dollar only.

The owner King of Kustomizers George Barris created the vehicle in three weeks at a cost of USD 15,000 funded by 20th Century Fox.

The bubbly-windowed car uses a V8 engine, automatic gearbox and features a Batphone and an oil squirter created from lawn sprinklers. It also has a fake jet exhaust, created from a painted 10-gallon bucket, in the back and two packed parachutes that actually work to effect a "Bat turn". It's road legal as well.

"I think it is the most valuable car in the world and the public really get a kick out of it when they see it. I designed and built the Batmobile and I have shown it all around the world but now I think it is time that someone else can enjoy it," Barris said during the sale.

The winning bidder was Rick Champagne, who has been attending the Barrett-Jackson auctions for 15 years. The car collector from the Phoenix area joked, "I'm going to tear down a wall and put in my living room."

Tag : #Auction #batman #batmobile

'Transcendence' review: The film is clunky and lifeless

from IBNLive

'Transcendence' review: The film is clunky and lifeless

If Spike Jonze's 'Her' imagined a delicate, heartfelt romance between man and his artificially intelligent operating system, then 'Transcendence', directed by Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister, takes a less optimistic view of the future, cautioning us about the dangers of relying too heavily on technology. They're two sides of the same coin, but where 'Her' felt fresh, original, and forward-looking, Pfister's film trades in familiar clichés.


Chetan Bhagat was a clown in campus; I'd crack up at his jokes, says wife Anusha

from IBNLive

Chetan Bhagat was a clown in campus; I'd crack up at his jokes, says wife Anusha

New Delhi: Over a decade ago, Tamilian girl Anusha Suryanarayanan fell for Punjabi boy Chetan Bhagat on the campus of Ahmedabad's Indian Institute of Management (IIM). And yes, she didn't like...

61st National Awards: 'Ship of Theseus' wins best feature film, Best Actor for Rajkummar Rao, Best Director for Hansal Mehta for 'Shahid'

from IBNLive

61st National Awards: 'Ship of Theseus' wins best feature film, Best Actor for Rajkummar Rao, Best Director for Hansal Mehta for 'Shahid'

Director Anand Gandhi\'s powerful film about a photographer, a Jain monk and a young stock broker told through different segments won Best Feature Film at the 61st National Film Awards for 2013. \'Shi...

Dancing with Psy on Shah Rukh Khan\'s wish list

from IBNLive

Dancing with Psy on Shah Rukh Khan\'s wish list

Gurgaon: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has expressed his desire to dance with Korean rapper sensation to the tunes of his global smash hit \'Gangnam Style\'. The 48-year-old actor was formally ap...

Varun Dhawan's 'Main Tera Hero' earns over Rs 20 crore in its opening weekend

from IBNLive

Varun Dhawan's 'Main Tera Hero' earns over Rs 20 crore in its opening weekend

New Delhi: Varun Dhawan-starrer \"Main Tera Hero\" has earned over Rs.20 crore in its opening weekend. The entertainer has collected a whopping net amount of Rs.22.73 crore in its opening week...

David and Victoria Beckham's son makes his modelling debut

from IBNLive

David and Victoria Beckham's son makes his modelling debut

London: Former soccer ace David Beckham and singer-fashion designer Victoria\'s eldest son Brooklyn has shot for a men\'s magazine. The 15-year-old will be seen on the cover page of British ma...

Not comfortable doing intimate scenes, wearing skimpy clothes: Meera Chopra

from IBNLive

Not comfortable doing intimate scenes, wearing skimpy clothes: Meera Chopra

Mumbai: Actress Meera Chopra, seen in \'Gang Of Ghosts\', is not ready to shoot intimate scenes for the screen and she says she has restrained herself from taking up any film offers which requi...