Trucking Company Owner Buys Original Batmobile for $4M

Original Batmobile Auctioned 4.6 Million
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Looks like there’s still a lot of kid in a trucking logistics company owner, and he now owns his dream car. Where will he put it? He says in his living room. …Alrighty then…

Rick Champagne, who owns Champagne Logistics paid $4.6 million for the car that has had only one previous owner — customizer George Barris, who originally created the Batmobile for the television series.

The original Batmobile was actually supposed to be a Cadillac redesigned by Dean Jeffries. However, when the network decided it was going to premiere “Batman” earlier than expected, Jeffries wasn’t able to complete the work, and instead producers turned to Barris. Barris had already purchased the Futura, and was hoping to help it gain attention, so he was able to create the Batmobile from it within days.

No word from Champagne on whether he’s also looking to buy the Joker’s Custom Peterbilt from The Dark Knight.