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George Barris - 'King of the Kustomizers: The Art of George Barris' book signing - Arrivals at Galpin Auto Sports - Van Nuys, California, United States - Tuesday 1st September 2015

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George Barris - 'Mansion Of Blood' premiere and awards ceremony at American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre - Arrivals at Egyptian Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 20th May 2015

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Francine York - American designer of custom cars George Barris celebrates his 88th birthday. George Barris is known throughout the world as the 'original' King of Kustomizers. His creations are legendary in the world of television and motion pictures including the likes of the original television series Batmobile, Munster Koach, Beverly Hillbillies and KITT from Nightrider. - North Hollywood, California, United States - Sunday 24th November 2013

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George Barris, Francine York, Marty Ingles and Mamie Van Doren
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George Barris, Marty Ingles and Judy Tenuda
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George Barris - designer of the Batmobile and Adam West - Batman - The Batman Product Line Launch at the Meltdown Comics on March 21, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 21st March 2013

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'Bang! Pow! Boom!' Batmobile Sells For $4.62m, Its New Home Is In The Living Room


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The first ever Batmobile, specially customised for the iconic 1960s TV show, has been sold in an auction for an enormous $4.62m. 

Hollywood's best car customiser, George Barris, was commissioned to make the Batmobile. After buying a 1955 Lincoln Future concept car from Ford he decked it out with a bubble-top roof and all kinds of gadgets that Batman certainly needs, including lasers, the option of oil slicking the roads to shake anyone chasing him and smoke machines to confuse his enemies. Who wouldn't want a car like that?!

One person, who really, really, really wanted it was a man named Rick Champagne, who forked out the incredible sum. He's wanted it "ever since [he] was a kid. [He] had a toy model of it." 

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George Barris Saturday 10th May 2008 The George Barris Cruisin' Back to the 50's Culver City Car show in downtown Culver City Los Angeles, California

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