Batmobile sells for $4.2 million at auction (video)

Batmobile sold for $4.2 million at auction 
By: Mahesh Sarin 

(Scroll down for video) The original iconic Batmobile, was put up for sale for the first time, according to press reports in Arizona.

An Arizona man with a soft spot for Batman and his sidekick Robin, bought the original Batmobile used in the iconic television series with a bid of $4.2 million at auction on Saturday.

Rick Champagne, a Phoenix-area owner of a logistics company, won the black futuristic two-seater featured in the "Batman" series starring Adam West and Burt Ward from 1966 to 1968, following a wave of busy bidding in Scottsdale, Arizona.

"I really liked Batman growing up and I came here with the intention of buying the car," Champagne, 56, said a few moments after buying the car. "Indeed, I was able to buy it. That was a dream come true," he said.

Barrett-Jackson auction house put the car up for sale for the first time. In addition to the bid price of $4.2 million, the buyer will have to pay an additional $420,000 in fees.



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