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Batmobile sells for $4.6 million
Barrett-Jackson ^ | 01.20.13 | Big Truck

Posted on 01/20/2013 6:08:51 AM PST by big truck

Another piece of my childhood sold to the highest bidder. Sigh...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Hobbies; Miscellaneous; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: batman; batmobile

1 posted on 01/20/2013 6:08:54 AM PST by big truck
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To: big truck

Is the buyer going to scrap it?


2 posted on 01/20/2013 6:22:22 AM PST by gr8eman (Ron Swanson for President!)
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To: big truck

Do you think I overpaid?


3 posted on 01/20/2013 6:23:34 AM PST by rbg81
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To: big truck

“Another piece of my childhood sold to the highest bidder. Sigh...”

Better than being destroyed under Cash for Clunkers.


4 posted on 01/20/2013 6:23:38 AM PST by vladimir998
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To: big truck

um, hmm, is your childhood memory harmed by who owns the title to this car?


5 posted on 01/20/2013 6:25:29 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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6 posted on 01/20/2013 6:38:53 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: big truck
To the Batmobile!
7 posted on 01/20/2013 6:40:55 AM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: big truck

Somebody has more money than common sense.

They should tax this rich guy at 99%.


8 posted on 01/20/2013 6:40:55 AM PST by Venturer
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To: gr8eman
Is the buyer going to scrap it?

Buyer said he was going to make his living room bigger and put it there.

9 posted on 01/20/2013 6:41:30 AM PST by umgud
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To: big truck

10 posted on 01/20/2013 6:41:42 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: big truck

There are replicas if you want one of your own. The replicas look better and drive better than the original.


11 posted on 01/20/2013 7:00:52 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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It’s likely that the purchaser worked hard and earned the kind of money that allows him such luxuries. He probably employs hundreds of people and supplies millions in benefits. Thousands, perhaps millions of dollars per year is donated to various charities helping those causes immensely and earning him a nice tax deduction. And because of this person’s success and probable generosity he’s an enemy of the state.

Half of the population is green with envy reading this story saying, “what a waste of money”! “Why didn’t he give that money to the poor, the hungry, the needy”?


12 posted on 01/20/2013 7:18:37 AM PST by albie
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To: big truck

B-J had lots of really neat cars last night. Why anyone would give millions for the batmobile is beyond me. Guess it was really an investment.


13 posted on 01/20/2013 7:20:52 AM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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66 GTO conv.

14 posted on 01/20/2013 7:27:40 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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Wasn’t Batman the first network show to feature a gay couple?


15 posted on 01/20/2013 7:30:25 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Fresh Wind

Now, now. As Batman would say, “ Be a Good citizen.” Lol!


16 posted on 01/20/2013 8:03:12 AM PST by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal! ,)
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To: big truck

With the stock market for the next four years going flat line people must invest in items that give a return.


17 posted on 01/20/2013 8:44:36 AM PST by Vaduz
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When the show premiered, I thought the Batmobile was the greatest thing ever created. But I was also 6yrs old at the time.....


18 posted on 01/20/2013 8:55:50 AM PST by awelliott
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1) Barret used to churn out the most ridiculous vehicles you could never drive.
2) I’m surprised they didn’t destroy the original Batmobile; isn’t that what they do?
3) It’s worth more than a Ferrari or Lamborghini Miura, seriously?


19 posted on 01/20/2013 9:23:57 AM PST by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Liberty Valance

Now we’re talking GTO AND a convertible, oh yeah.

There is a downside. I had a Vette that was before the DOT laws so there wasn’t any protection in the doors in case you got t-boned as fiberglass is useless for that. Fun car, absolutely perfect. Which meant that even the best cars that came out of GM were, to be generous, less than perfect in the 60s.

The GTO might be an exception. I wrenched on a lot of them and they’re well put together, the heater and A/C work and they ride well. OK, so maybe one car had had a frame off restoration but as I mentioned, that only brings it back to the pinnacle of 60’s tech and I’ve wrenched on a lot more than one. I just think GTOs were probably built better as they could share a lot of parts with other models.

I love cars that are almost 17 feet long.


20 posted on 01/20/2013 9:31:37 AM PST by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Fresh Wind

LOL! Don’t be surprised to see the Batmobile leading the gay parade in SF!


21 posted on 01/20/2013 10:53:09 AM PST by gr8eman (Ron Swanson for President!)
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