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"Holy windfall": Batmobile sells for $4.2M

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -

"Holy windfall, Batman!" The Batmobile just sold for $4.2 million.

The original 19-foot-long black, bubble-topped car used in the 1960s "Batman" TV show sold at auction Saturday.

The Barrett-Jackson Auction Co. in Scottsdale revealed the selling price, but says the winning bidder has not been disclosed.

The car's owner - auto customizer George Barris, of Los Angeles - transformed a 1-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."

"It was one of the most exciting moments we've ever had at Barrett-Jjackson. Just the way it entered..the feeling and the emotions in the tent..was just something that was really hard to capture at home on TV," said Barrett-Jackson Auction Company Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson.

Almost 1,400 cars were sold this past week and set two world records.

Barris' publicist says his client is pleased with the auction result.

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