George Barris’ #1 Batmobile is arguably one of the most widely-recognized pieces of entertainment history, and has become an American icon in its own right. It last sold publicly at the Barrett-Jackson Auction for $4.6M (fees inclusive) in 2013.
The piece was again sold privately by Muffy Bennett, and is now owned by another collector in the United States. No terms of sale will be revealed due to a Confidentiality Agreement between all parties. (May 2017)
Additional Noteworthy Vehicles:
This nationally recognized, judged and heavily awarded 1968 ½ R Code Mustang GT fastback 428 Cobra Jet is rarer than the total 1968 Shelby production, with only 1,044 units produced. In concours condition, the professionally finished, meticulously maintained, total nut-and-bolt restoration on this R- Code is completely correct. Five binders containing judging sheets, restoration photos and other provenance accompany the car.
World-record auction price of $330,000
This multiple award-winning, heavily optioned and documented 3-owner Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner was factory fitted with both the F-Code supercharged engine and retractable hardtop, making this example exceptionally rare. Everything on the car is either original or correct, including the 300hp supercharged 312cid overhead valve V8 engine, s/c 4 barrel carburetor, McCulloch Paxton VR-57 supercharger and headers.
This spectacular piece was the recipient of the coveted "America's Most Beautiful Roadster" award, and a "Great 8" Ridler Memorial Award finalist. This hand-formed, one of three all-steel bodied masterpieces fabricated by Marcel Delay and Sons was designed by Chip Foose during his tenure at Hotrods by Boyd. Every portion of this car has been hand-built by master builder Bobby Alloway. A stunning example of the best talents available.
This heavily-pedigreed 1962 Corvette known as "Elegance" has many subtle custom modifications that might be overlooked due to its seamless sleek design. Finished in a one-off color called Champagne Mist, this custom piece is powered by a 500hp LS7 with street and performance polished accessories mated to a polished 4L65E automatic transmission. Incredible, multiple-award winning custom is a stunning build by Johnny's Auto Trim.
Pursuant to the Shelby American Registry, CSX2495 was billed to Shelby American on June 25, 1964, shipped to Los Angeles on July 10, and invoiced on October 21, 1964. A no-stories, beautifully restored Cobra.