A 1963 licensed Batmobile, the earliest known, is up for auction by Heritage Auctions in Northern California, starting at $90,000.
The vehicle was hand-built and customized from a 1956 Oldsmobile by Forrest Robinson. He started the project in 1960 and it took him three years. This was two years before George Barris customized a Batmobile for the “Batman” TV series.
The vehicle for auction is the earliest known car in existence that was sanctioned by a DC Comics licensee. It has the signature bat-nose, single dorsal fin and pocket sliding doors.
Robinson kept the car for many years, until it was eventually sold to the Toy Car Exchange, who restored it back to pristine condition. Online bidding on the item ends December 5th.
Courtesy of C|Net