A Phoenix-area resident is the new owner of the famous Batmobile.
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (CBS5/AP) -
"Holy windfall, Batman!" The Batmobile just sold for $4.2 million.
The original 19-foot black, bubble-topped car used in the 1960s Batman TV show sold at auction Saturday.
The Barrett-Jackson Auction Co. in Scottsdale said the winning bidder was Phoenix-area resident Rick Champagne.
The car's owner - auto customizer George Barris, of Los Angeles - transformed a one-of-a-kind 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car into the sleek crime-fighting machine. It boasted lasers and a "Batphone" and could lay down smoke screens and oil slicks.
The iconic car was used by Adam West, who starred as the Caped Crusader and by Burt Ward, his sidekick, Robin, known for exclamations beginning with "Holy."
Barris' publicist said his client is pleased with the auction result.
The company's flagship Scottsdale auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale, which ended Sunday, was the largest event in the company's 42-year history.
Nearly 1,400 classic, exotics, muscle cars, Hot Rods, Resto-Mods and contemporary collectibles crossed the auction block, setting a new world record for the largest offering of No Reserve vehicles at one auction.
Barrett-Jackson's 2013 Scottsdale event also set another company record for the largest offering of Shelby vehicles at one auction, with more than 40 Shelby automobiles sold.
Barrett-Jackson specializes in providing products and services to classic and collector car owners, astute collectors and automotive enthusiasts around the world.
The company produces "The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions" in Scottsdale, Palm Beach, FL, and Las Vegas, NV.
Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation) contributed to this report.
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