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#1 TooOld

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:42 PM

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#2 Harry P.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:43 PM

Holy high rollers, Batman!!!



#3 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:46 PM

A car is worth what some one is willing to pay for it.  I think auctions are the pitting places where collectors gather for some very cool showdowns.

 

The car museum near where I live houses 2 or 3 bat-mobiles which have suddenly now gone up in price.



#4 Rob Hall

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:49 PM

A local guy bought and said he's going to put it in his living room.



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:52 PM

Another case of more money than sense! :blink:

 

AND more of George Barris' self-promotion...



#6 High octane

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:54 PM

That's a LOT  of moolah. I'm glad I got the kit and built it last year for about $25.



#7 Craig Irwin

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:56 PM

Not bad for a car in dire need of a complete rebuild.



#8 Rob McKee

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:56 PM

Holy craziness Robin!



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:00 PM

Is it me or did Barris come across like a babbling old fool?



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:12 PM

Is it me or did Barris come across like a babbling old fool?

 

No different than any other wealthy rock star



#11 Jon Cole

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:14 PM

Or about $3./lb for the body filler.



#12 Terry Sumner

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:14 PM

Poor 'ol Barris needed some PoliGrip badly!  :lol:



#13 Jon Cole

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:25 PM

Poor 'ol Barris needed some PoliGrip badly!  :lol:

 

:D  I thought I saw... something... happen... then I thought "No. Can't be."  ;)
 

 



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:31 PM

 Prices of the kit and diecast will be going up accordingly.  <_<  ;)



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

 Prices of the kit and diecast will be going up accordingly.  <_<  ;)

Ya think???



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:57 PM

Hopefully the new owner will take it and have it restored back to it's original condition as a Futura.



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:30 PM

l think Barris sold it while he could. He is 88 so l think he decided to sell. Question is will it go up in value or fall..?



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:34 AM

Hopefully the new owner will take it and have it restored back to it's original condition as a Futura.

I would not want to see that.  I would however like to see it restored without some of the labeling.  Some of it is in the series, some of it is not.  It's far more valuable as a historical artifact as the Batmobile than as the Futura.



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:38 AM

And don't forget..after he pays $4.2 million for the car, he pays another 10% buyers fee. $420,000.00 (if my math is correct).
George pays 8% sellers fee..$336,000.00.
Don't know if it is true but I think I heard them say that he bought the Futura concept car for $1.00.
I wonder what the real "MUNSTER'S COACH" and "DRAGULA"are worth.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:04 AM

And don't forget..after he pays $4.2 million for the car, he pays another 10% buyers fee. $420,000.00 (if my math is correct).
George pays 8% sellers fee..$336,000.00.
Don't know if it is true but I think I heard them say that he bought the Futura concept car for $1.00.
I wonder what the real "MUNSTER'S COACH" and "DRAGULA"are worth.

 

Yes, Barris bought the rusted run down Futura for $!, it had been setting unused in his back lot for years.  I don't know about the real Munster Coach, but the real Dragula is hanging from the celing of the Hard Rock Cafe on the east coast. (New jersey ? Atlantic City?)

 

And as the Futura this car would have never sold for any where near four million dollars.