The Batmobile went for $4.2 million at an auction Saturday night

From the Marbles

Ever dreamed of owning the original Batmobile? Hopefully you had lots and lots of money in that dream.

On Saturday night at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Phoenix, Rick Champagne paid $4.2 million for the original Batmobile from the Batman TV series in the 1960s.

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Yes. $4.2 million. From Reuters:

"I really liked Batman growing up and I came here with the intention of buying the car," Champagne, 56, told Reuters in a brief interview moments after he bought the car. "Sure enough, I was able to buy it. That was a dream come true."

Oh, he also has to pay $420,000 in premiums as well. But what's an extra $420,000 when you've already spent $4.2 million? Of course, I ask that not knowing, because, well, that's a crapload of money.

George Barris bought the car, which was based on a 1955 Lincoln Futura, for $1 in 1965 and had 15 days and $15,000 to make the Batmobile what it was currently for the show. And he's kept it ever since. That's a heck of a profit.

At the same auction, NASCAR owner Rick Hendrick picked up a couple of Corvettes for just over a cool $1 million apiece, including the first production 2014 C7 Corvette.

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