El Dorado Hills man buys rare Batmobile replica

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Bob Goldsand

2015-11-08. 06:22:25 PLACERVILLE CA


 EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. (KCRA) —If you’re going to start collecting classic cars, there may be no better place to start than with a Batmobile.


It’s modeled after the original 1966 Batmobile, which was designed by George Barris. Barris died Thursday. He was 89 years old.


Goldsand has always been a fan of classic cars and Batman, so the Batmobile served as the perfect combination.


“I think this is one of the most iconic cars in the world,” Goldsand said. “Where do you start a collection, it became a no brainer.”


EDIE: NEW TONIGHT. HONORING A MAN FROM ROSEVILLE WHO WAS AS ICONIC AS THE CARS HE BUILT. GEORGE BARRIS PASSED AWAY YESTERDAY AT HIS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HOME. AND HE LEAVES BEHIND A TREASURE TROVE OF MOVING MEMORABILIA. FROM THE TRUCK THAT BROUGHT THE HILLBILLIES TO BEVERLY HILLS TO THE COMPUTERIZED KITT ON KNIGHT RIDER THE CARS THAT BARRIS BUILT WERE SOME OF THE STARS OF T.V. AND FILMS. GULSTAN: BUT IT'S MOST FAMOUS CREATION THAT HAS A SACRAMENTO AREA MAN RIDING HIGH. TOM MILLER TAKES US FOR A RIDE IN ONE OF THE ONLY OFFICIALLY LICENSED REPLICAS. TO THE BATMOBILE. TOM C : IF YOU ARE GOING TO START A CAR COLLECTION, THERE MAY NOT BE A BETTER ONE TO BEGIN WITH. MODELED AFTER THE ORIGINAL 1950'S BATMOBILE, HE PURCHASED THIS REPLICA FOR $170,000. AND BROUGHT IT HOME TO HIS HOME. THE PLAYING WALLS DID NOT CUT IT. IT IS NOT 100% REALISTIC BUT GIVE YOU THE COMICAL WHIMSY OF WHAT THE ORIGINAL SERIES WAS LIKE. TOM: HE HAS BEEN A FAN OF BOTH BATMAN AND CLASSIC CARS. HE CONSIDERED ITS DESIGNER THE LATE GEORGE BARRIS, WHO DIED THURSDAY, ONE OF HIS HEROES. THE BUILDER OF THIS CAR WORKED DIRECTLY WITH GEORGE BARRIS. TOM: GOLDSAND WAS IN PART MOTIVATED BY THE YOUNG CANCER SURVIVOR WHO IN 2013 TRANSFORMED SAN FRANCISCO INTO GOTHAM CITY. WE SAW THE BAT KID AND WE WERE KIND OF INSPIRED BY THAT. TOM: IN THE 3 WEEKS HE'S OWNED IT, GOLDSAND'S BATMOBILE IS DRAWING PLENTY OF ATTENTION. PEOPLE SMILE EAR TO EAR, GIVE YOU THE THUMBS UP. WANT TO TAKE A PICTURE WITH YOU . TOM: AND THOUGH HE SWEARS HE DOESN'T SPEED, GOLDSAND IS ALREADY PLANNING ALLIANCES WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT. FLEX IF I DO GET PULLED OVER BY THE CHP I'M GOING TO TELL THEM WE'RE ON THE SAME SIDE, WE'RE BOTH CRIMEFIGHTERS. TOM: WHEN YOU'VE GOT THE


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