I was a kid in the right decade--the 1960's. Television was still evolving, and one of the neatest superhero shows of all time aired from 1966 to 1968: Batman!

I loved everything about the show, the fake fighting, crazy costumes, unbelievable gadgets, and unreal modes of transportation of the crime fighters. But the Batmobile was the car that every kid would have liked to at least sit behind the wheel of or go for a spin around the block in. It's iconic.

When I heard that George Barris, originator and owner of the original Batmobile, was going to auction it off, it got my attention.

Get this, it sold for a cool 4.2 million dollars. Barris was absolutely beside himself after the gavel fell.

Here's the moment: