The crowds around the 2014 Chevy Corvette, sold at auct... The crowds around the 2014 Chevy Corvette, sold at auction this weekend. (Barrett Jackson)
Recession? What recession?

If the crowds at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., last weekend were any indication, people with disposable income are starting to spend it again. The auction house held several sales over the course of the weekend, including the highly anticipated 5000 series, which netted $29.2 million in a few short hours. Overall, the company brought in $223.8 million in all its auctions last weekend.

That sale included the original Batmobile, which went for $4.2 million. "Holy windfall, Batman!" The Batmobile just sold for $4.2 million.

The original 19-foot-long black, bubble-topped car used in the 1960s "Batman" TV show sold at auction Saturday. Barrett-Jackson Auction says the winning bidder has not been disclosed.

The car's owner -- auto customizer George Barris, of Los Angeles -- transformed a one-of-a-kind 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car into the sleek crime-fighting machine. It boasted lasers and a "Batphone" and could lay down smoke screens and oil slicks.

The iconic car was used by Adam West who starred as the Caped Crusader and by Burt Ward, his sidekick Robin known for exclamations beginning with the word "Holy."

Barris' publicist says his client is pleased with the auction result.

We've collected a gallery of the other top sellers at the auction, including the first 2014 Chevy Corvette.



The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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