Batmobile from 1960s TV show heads to auction, could go as high as $5 million

By Daniel Levine,

The Batmobile used in the Adam West-starring Batman series during the 1960s remains a pop culture icon, even as subsequent Batmobiles became most sophisticated. The classic car is going up for auction during the annual Barrett-Jackson Collectible Car Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona Saturday.

George Barris told ABC 15 that he has owned the car for years and just decided that someone else should get a chance to enjoy it. He kept the car in a North Hollywood garage before finally taking it out to be displayed at the show.

It was one of the vehicles used during the classic show’s run from 1966 to 1968.

According to NBC News, Barrett-Jackson estimates that it could go for as much as $5 million and could be part of a record setting weekend.

CEO Craig Jackson told NBC that he hopes to finally break the $108 million record set in 2007. “My goal is to beat it this year...It looks like we have a good chance,” he said.

As for the Batmobile, Jackson knows that it is the star of the show. “It's one of those wild cards, since we really don't know what it could sell for,” he said.

It’s also not the only piece of Hollywood memorabilia being auctioned off. A 1955 Mercedes Gullwing owned by Clark Gable and the “General Lee” stunt car used in Dukes of Hazzard will both be available to buyers who have a lot of money to spend.

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