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Original batmobile from TV series to be auctioned

By Tom Tucker, CBS Local 2 Morning Anchor, thomas.tucker@cbslocal2.com
Published On: Nov 29 2012 12:43:44 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 29 2012 08:30:00 AM CST

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. -

Batman's ride is up for sale - just the thing for cruising on those Dark Knights.
  The original Batmobile from the 1960s TV series will be auctioned on Jan. 19 at the Barrett-Jackson auction house in Scottsdale, Arizona.
  The 19-foot-long black, bubble-topped car was used in the TV show that starred Adam West as the Caped Crusader.
  The car's owner, famed auto customizer George Barris of Los Angeles, transformed a one-of-a-kind 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car into a sleek crime-fighting machine. On the show, it boasted lasers and a Batphone and could lay down smokescreens and oil slicks.
  And just like Batman, the Batmobile has its secrets. The auction house won't say how much it's hoping to get for the car.