Batmobile Creator George Barris Dead

11/5/2015 2:01 PM PST

Batmobile Creator George Barris Dead

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George Barris, the creator of the amazing 1966 Batmobile and many other legendary whips ... has died.

Barris' most famous car was surely the one Adam West drove during the "Batman" TV show. But he has a rich automotive history ... he designed the 'Munsters' Koach, the truck for "The Beverly Hillbillies" and the modified Dodge Charger for "Thunder Alley."

The Batmobile sold at auction in 2013 for $4.62 million.

Barris died early Thursday. We're told he'd been battling a brain tumor. He was just shy of 90.