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Old January 20 2013, 10:37 AM   #1
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$4.2 Million...

For the Original Batmobile At the Barrett-Jackson Auction.

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4.62 after all the Auction fees
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Old January 20 2013, 09:33 PM   #2
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Re: $4.2 Million...

The Saturday night sale thrilled famed car customizer George Barris, who first bought the 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car for $1 from Ford. He then transformed it into the Batmobile in 15 days with a budget of $15,000, according to auction notes from Barrett-Jackson.
One would think that would be something the writer would try to elaborate upon...
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Old January 21 2013, 05:35 AM   #3
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Re: $4.2 Million...

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Ya want a history of the Batmobile, ya read a book or something...
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Old January 21 2013, 05:41 AM   #4
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"Turbines to speed!"
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Old January 21 2013, 06:18 AM   #5
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Is the obnoxious passenger included?
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Old January 21 2013, 10:02 AM   #6
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Re: $4.2 Million...

Snaploud wrote: View Post
The Saturday night sale thrilled famed car customizer George Barris, who first bought the 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car for $1 from Ford. He then transformed it into the Batmobile in 15 days with a budget of $15,000, according to auction notes from Barrett-Jackson.
One would think that would be something the writer would try to elaborate upon...
I daresay most of us are at least passingly familiar with the history of the Lincoln Futura, how it came into George Barris' possession, and how it was transformed into the Batmobile. It's part of maintaining our geek cred.
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Old January 22 2013, 04:30 AM   #7
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I thought maybe this thread was going to be about the box office take of The Last Stand.
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Old January 24 2013, 06:26 AM   #8
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Here is a Before and After of the Car.

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Old January 24 2013, 01:22 PM   #9
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Holy price inflation, Batman!
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