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Original Batmobile from 'Batman' TV series sells for $4.2M at Arizona auction

This October 2012 file photo provided by Barrett-Jackson/George Barris shows the original Batmobile in Los Angeles. Batman's original ride, from the 1960s TV series, has sold at auction for $4.2 million on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Courtesy Barrett-Jackson/George Barris, File)
January 19, 2013 - 9:30 PM

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The original Batmobile from the 1960s television series 'Batman' has sold at auction for $4.2 million.

A spokeswoman for Barrett-Jackson Auction Co. says the winning bidder has not been disclosed following Saturday's auction.

The 19-foot (5.79-meter) -long black, bubble-topped car was used in the "Batman" TV show that starred Adam West as the Caped Crusader.

The car's owner — famed auto customizer George Barris, of Los Angeles — transformed a one-of-a-kind 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car into the sleek crime-fighting machine. On the show, it boasted lasers and a "Batphone" and could lay down smoke screens and oil slicks.

Barris' publicist says his client is pleased with the auction result.

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