Rick Champagne of Arizona buys Batmobile. He knew it was his.

When asked about his $4.2M purchase of the Batmobile from George Barris at the Barrett-Jackson auction, Champagne said "I knew it would be mine." If you put your mind to something, and in the this case your checkbook, in true Batman style Champagne shows that anything is possible. Not much is known about Rick Champagne other than he lives in … [Read more...]

Hendrick buys first C7, 2014 Corvette Stingray for $1.05M

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

NASCAR Team owner, Chevrolet dealer owner, noted Corvette and general automotive enthusiast, Rick Hendrick has purchased the right to VIN#0001 of the new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. No stranger to the Barrett-Jackson auction, Hendrick bid up the right to custom order the first 2014 Corvette off the assembly line. In 2010 he paid $297,000 … [Read more...]

Batmobile sells for $4.2M at Barrett-Jackson Auction!

The original Batmobile used in the Batman TV series

There are many imitations and tributes but this is the real deal. One of the most recognized cars in the world, the 1966 Batmobile by George Barris has become an iconic vehicle that spans all generations. Based on a 1955 Lincoln Futura, Barris was given $15,000 and 15 days to complete the project for the original Batman TV Show. Purchased for … [Read more...]

1971 Plymouth Hemi ‘cuda sells for $1.2M

1971 Plymouth Cuda Hemi Plum Crazy Purple

This car sold for $1.2M at the 2013 Barrett-Jackson auction. It has been referred to as the most desirable muscle car in the world, produced at the height of the muscle car craze. Aside from the 426 Hemi V8 engine, it has a 727 automatic transmission, Dana 60 with 4.11 gears, Super Track Pak package, and power top. It is one of 11 … [Read more...]

1968 Shelby EXP 500 (The Green Hornet) bid to $1.8M

Shelby EXP 500 known as the "The Green Hornet"

The Shelby EXP 500, known as the "The Green Hornet", was a factory prototype that thankfully escaped the typical ending of the era: being crushed and recycled for scrap. Sporting a 390 V8 and C6 automatic transmission, it was exhibited in car shows before becoming a platform for experimental modifications including independent rear suspension, rear … [Read more...]