Original Batmobile sold for $4.2m at US auction

Tuesday, 22 January 2013 - 9:23


The Batmobile used by actor Adam West in the original TV series of Batman has sold for 4.2 million dollars at a US auction.


The car was bought by Rick Champagne, a logistics company owner from Phoenix, Arizona.


The 56-year-old, who was just 10 when the high-camp TV series began in 1966, said it "was a dream come true".


The Batmobile design was based on a 1955 Lincoln Futura, a concept car built in Italy by the Ford Motor Company.