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If you could, would you buy the original Batmobile?

L.A. Times 2013/01/18 17:39:12
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The iconic Batmobile from the 1960s television show is set for the auction block this weekend. The midnight-black and fluorescent-red-pinstriped car that Adam West's Batman used to battle villains in Gotham will be up for grabs Saturday at a Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.

There is a reserve price for the car, but neither the auction house nor the car owner, famed car customizer George Barris, would confirm the lowest dollar amount they would accept. But auction organizers have indicated it's in the multimillion-dollar range.

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  • Samantha Lewis 2013/01/19 00:35:09
    Yes
    Samantha Lewis
    +22
    Yes Damn straight 100 percent!!!!!! YOU GOT TO BELIEVE IT....I'd be like...hmmm
    sexy batgirl
    Gee wanna be my Robin? LMAO I'd let the cops frisk me think I get pulled over??? Notice it's painted on Oh my Batman!

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  • JayLynx 2013/04/21 05:01:18
    Yes
    JayLynx
    only if it used solar power
  • DJ Insane 2013/02/03 04:59:50
    No
    DJ Insane
    i wld buy the new batmobile like off of the dark knight dark knight batmobile
  • Ninja Cupcake 2013/02/03 03:36:59
    Yes
    Ninja Cupcake
    hell yes i would!~^-^~
  • jabberwocky 2013/01/22 17:58:03
    Yes
    jabberwocky
    If it were cheaper and I had the money, sure. If I had millions of dollars, I wouldn't spend it all on that. I'd probably give most of my money to charity.
  • Yoshi Lennon 2013/01/22 14:45:24 (edited)
    Yes
    Yoshi Lennon
    George: Shotgun!
    Paul: i thought i was driving!
    Me: no john is. he passed his drivers test! his first car should be the batmobile! congrats at 24!
    Ringo: Yet another spat between bella and paul. *smdh*
  • jmc07806-PWCM-JLA 2013/01/22 11:57:39
    No
    jmc07806-PWCM-JLA
    I would ike to drive it once but not own it. I would also like to drive the Hot Dog Mobile also.
  • Resp 2013/01/22 06:09:14
    Yes
    Resp
    But not for $4.6M as that fool did.
  • kat 2013/01/22 05:42:57
    No
    kat
    I'm not that into cars, and besides I've always thought that it was one of the ugliest body styles I've ever seen on a car.
  • NotTargetMaterial 2013/01/22 02:15:25
    Yes
    NotTargetMaterial
    Then I'll take it to Jiffy Lube.
  • andrew.micheals.353 2013/01/21 23:57:59
    No
    andrew.micheals.353
    It would mean I had more money than sense.
  • Syra Nior Enoch 2013/01/21 20:12:33
    Yes
    Syra Nior Enoch
    Heck yes, and I'd drive it wearing a sexy harley quinn suit.
  • BlackwinterG36C 2013/01/21 18:20:04
    Yes
    BlackwinterG36C
    +1
    If I was some ultra rich billionare ya.
  • piegirl333 2013/01/21 17:46:13 (edited)
    Yes
    piegirl333
    +1
    If I had more than enough money and already had everything else taken care of then yeah, maybe. And I can't believe no one is commenting on how L.A Times actually explained a question for once!!!!!
  • Aingean 2013/01/21 16:50:30
    No
    Aingean
    +1
    If I had that kind of money I would have better things to spend it on.
  • polock 2013/01/21 15:37:42
    Yes
    polock
    +1
    yes, anyone from that period who remembers the show should love to own this. It's one of George Barris's classic icon's.
  • TikkiPurdy 2013/01/21 14:35:06
    Yes
    TikkiPurdy
    +1
    YES, A MILLION TIMES YES.
  • mrdog 2013/01/21 12:48:06
    No
    mrdog
    +1
    Not this week....but I will think about it...bark
  • jerry.alan.carroll 2013/01/21 12:41:58
    Yes
    jerry.alan.carroll
    +1
    and then I would modify it for so awesome drifting on the ports of hachinohe!
  • DizziNY 2013/01/21 11:13:35
  • Cunning Stunts 2013/01/21 09:36:17
    No
    Cunning Stunts
    +2
    I couldn't afford to buy it let alone run it.
  • QC 2013/01/21 08:19:12
    No
    QC
    +1
    Why would I do that? I have other things I'm more interested in for that kind of money...
  • pammerjammer 2013/01/21 05:32:25
    No
    pammerjammer
    +1
    I saw it at a car show in San Francisco 1966. Really not that big of deal.
  • Cendell 2013/01/21 05:29:39
    Yes
    Cendell
    +1
    Hell yes.
  • debrarae POTL _ PWCM 2013/01/21 04:36:21
    No
    debrarae POTL _ PWCM
    +1
    Now if it were a pick up truck or a van ... I would. It has to be able to haul all of my merchandise.
  • Sir Bud. 2013/01/21 02:20:16
  • Juan Ayala Diaz 2013/01/21 01:54:01
    Yes
    Juan Ayala Diaz
    +1
    I remember when i see a chapter of the 60´s series and the penguin put glow or something ; its too funny
  • Nika 2013/01/21 01:24:37
    Yes
    Nika
    +1
    If I had that kind of money, hell yeah I would! I would just go for joyrides in all my free time.
  • supercar55 2013/01/21 00:49:20
  • happyhappyhappy 2013/01/20 23:51:01
    No
    happyhappyhappy
    +2
    I mean, it'd be cool but I'd spend the money on something more important.
  • virginiakarsli 2013/01/20 22:33:04
    Yes
    virginiakarsli
    +1
    Hot car!
  • D S 2013/01/20 22:07:16 (edited)
    Yes
    D S
    +2
    But just what is the "Original"?

    I remember shows from the 50's. Maybe earlier.

    The First Film Batmobile
    Speaking of Batman, here is the first Batmobile on film. Now that is a crime fighting vehicle! The Hemmings blog did a little movie carspotting (or in this case truckspotting) to identify this Batmobile from the 1943 and 1949 serials as a 1 1/2 ton GM (either Chevrolet or GMC) cab-over-engine truck produced sometime between 1941-1947. It has a much more imposing screen presence than some flimsy sports coupe.
    cab-over-engine truck produced 1941-1947 imposing screen presence flimsy sports coupe
  • DizziNY D S 2013/01/21 11:14:30 (edited)
    DizziNY
    +2
    Oh wow, I didn't know this. How cool is that? Lol :)

    I love Batman and Robin.

    wow cool lol love batman robin

     bat cats
  • piegirl333 DizziNY 2013/01/21 17:48:03
    piegirl333
    +1
    Ooohhh!!! The bat-cat is soooo cute.
  • Sofahead 2013/01/20 21:39:14
    Yes
    Sofahead
    +1
    It would be equal interesting to have the car before it was customize for Batman.
    Lincoln Futura 1955, a one off concept car.

    Lincoln Futura 1955

    Lincoln Futura 1955

    Lincoln Futura 1955
  • lady diabla 2013/01/20 21:32:45
    Yes
    lady diabla
    +1
    i so would
  • RH 2013/01/20 20:59:14
    Yes
    RH
    +4
    Not just yes, but hell yes!

  • piegirl333 RH 2013/01/21 17:48:54 (edited)
    piegirl333
    +1
    I AGREE!!! *throws batarang*
  • I Love this country 2013/01/20 19:26:31
    Yes
    I Love this country
    +1
    cool conversation topic to have on hand.
  • Dogzebra~PWCM~JLA 2013/01/20 19:26:12
    Yes
    Dogzebra~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    I'd like to drive that beast and re-visit Route 66.
  • T J 2013/01/20 19:22:04
    Yes
    T J
    +1
    If I had more money than I knew what to do with it. But I'm really holding out for the Tumbler.

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