The original Batmobile will appear on the auction block of Barrett-Jackson January 19. The car is owned by its creator George Barris who based the car on a 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car.
The Batmobile has a 390-cubic inch V-8 engine and a B&M Hydro Automatic transmission.
"Gadgets include a nose-mounted aluminum Cable Cutter Blade, Bat Ray Projector, Anti-Theft Device, Detect-a-scope, Batscope, Bat Eye Switch, Antenna Activator, Police Band Cut-In Switch, Automatic Tire Inflation Device, Remote Batcomputer, the Batphone, Emergency Bat Turn Lever, Anti-Fire Activator, Bat Smoke, Bat Photoscope, and many other Bat gadgets. If needed, the Batmobile was capable of a quick 180° “bat-turn” thanks to two rear-mounted ten-foot Deist parachutes."