Updated: 21 January 2013 21:45 | By Richard Aucock
Original Batmobile sells for $5.6 million

Is the Batmobile based on a real car?



Is the Batmobile based on a real car? (© Barrett-Jackson)
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The Batmobile looks stunning but its roots are equally amazing – it is based on the 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car, itself a one-off. It cost Ford $250,000 to build it, the equivalent of well over $2 million today.

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