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Updated Jan 20, 2013 - 9:03 am

Ahwatukee man buys Batmobile for $4.2 million

This October 2012 file photo provided by Barrett-Jackson/George Barris shows the original Batmobile in Los Angeles. Batman's original ride, from the 1960s TV series, has sold at auction for $4.2 million on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Courtesy Barrett-Jackson/George Barris, File)

Saturday nights are usually worth the price of admission at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale.

And as the Phoenix Business Journal noted, 2013 was no exception.

This year's main draw, the original Batmobile driven during the 1960s TV show, was put up for auction with the bidding starting at $100,000.

That price quickly went over a $3 million, before Ahwatukee buyer Rick Champagne closed the bidding at $4.2 million much to delight of the auction crowd.

The car had previously been owned by George Barris.

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