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Holy Smokes, Batman! Original Batmobile Hits The Auction Block

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Need to get a Christmas gift for that special person in your life who already has everything? Then you'll be happy to know the Batmobile from the original TV show is hitting the auction block.

The two-seater was used in the live-action show from 1966-1968 starring Adam West (who recently got his own star on the Walk of Fame). The Batmobile is expected to command 7 figures, auctioneers told Reuters. Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of automobile auction house Barrett-Jackson, said in a statement: "The Batmobile is true Americana and it's hard to put a dollar figure on something like that."

The 1955 Lincoln Futura wasn't so expensive when owner George Barris bought it in 1965 with plans to customize it for the show. He paid $1 for the car with the space age design that featured a bubble top.

Ok, we lied about how it would be a great Christmas present. The Batmobile doesn't go up for auction until January 19. (I guess you can hang onto it until next year.) The car goes up for auction in Scottsdale, Arizona alongside a Mercedes that once belonged to Clark Gable.

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