THE Original Batmobile is for sale

Das Auktionshaus Barrett-Jackson in Arizona versteigert am 19. Januar 2013 DAS Batmobile. Das Original, das einzig wahre, in dem Adam West mit seinem Bat-Hintern über die Polster geschubbert ist. Yep, this is it!

Und es wird noch besser: Das Teil kommt mit allen damals für die Serie eingebauten Bat-Features, unter anderem „a nose-mounted aluminum Cable Cutter Blade, Bat Ray Projector, Anti-Theft Device, Detect-a-scope, Batscope, Bat Eye Switch, Antenna Activator, Police Band Cut-In Switch, Automatic Tire Inflation Device, Remote Batcomputer, the Batphone, Emergency Bat Turn Lever, Anti-Fire Activator, Bat Smoke, Bat Photoscope“ UND sogar den Bat-Turn-Fallschirmen, die Batman damals für U-Turns benutzte. Holy Crap, Batman!

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Das History Blog hat alle möglichen Details zu der Karre aufgeschrieben und ich geh mir jetzt irgendwo die dreizehntausendhundert Millionen Euro aus’m Arsch ziehen, die das Teil kosten wird. This is Nerd-Gold at its purest:

The first and some would say greatest of all Batmobiles, the one that started it all, is going on sale for the first time at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, on January 19th, 2013. This is the iconic Batmobile made by legendary car customizer George Barris for the 1966 Batman television series starring Adam West in the title role. It still has all the Batgadgets even the most covetous and demanding of comic nerds could wish for and a pre-Bat history that the most covetous and demanding of car nerds could only dream of. […]

It started its life in 1955, a one-off Lincoln Futura concept car. Designed by Ford’s lead stylist Bill Schmidt who was inspired by manta rays and a mako sharks he had seen while scuba diving, the Futura’s body was built entirely at the Ghia Body Works in Turin, Italy, in 1954 and affixed to an experimental Lincoln Mark II chassis made three years before the first Mark IIs were sold.

Original Batmobile for sale for the first time

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