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The Batmobile sits in John Staluppi's private auto (Credit: AP)

The Batmobile sits in John Staluppi's private auto collection in North Palm Beach, Fla. Staluppi is liquidating his Cars of Dreams Museum and its 115 collector vehicles in an auction Dec. 1, 2012. (Nov. 26, 2012)

Batmobile, Evel Knievel Harley among classic cars being auctioned this weekend

John Staluppi has spent a lifetime selling cars, so successful in his trade he boasts more than two dozen dealerships and more sales than he ever could count. But even he has never seen a sale like this. Staluppi is liquidating his private collection, which he calls the Cars of Dreams Museum, and its 115 collector vehicles in an auction Dec. 1, 2012. The Batmobile, the Harley motorcycle owned by Evel Knievel, the lines and lines of perfectly shined cars, all of them will be gone. "I'm starting to get sad," he admits. The collection could generate a total of $9.5 million to $12.6 million in sales, according to RM Auctions, which is hosting the event.

John Staluppi discusses his private collection of cars,
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John Staluppi discusses his private collection of cars, which he calls the Cars of Dreams Museum, in North Palm Beach, Fla. Staluppi is liquidating his museum and its 115 collector vehicles in an auction Dec. 1, 2012. (Nov. 26, 2012)

A row of 1950's Corvettes sits in John
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A row of 1950's Corvettes sits in John Staluppi's private auto museum in North Palm Beach, Fla. (Nov. 26, 2012)

The Batmobile sits in John Staluppi's private auto
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The Batmobile sits in John Staluppi's private auto collection in North Palm Beach, Fla. Staluppi is liquidating his Cars of Dreams Museum and its 115 collector vehicles in an auction Dec. 1, 2012. (Nov. 26, 2012)

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A 1957 Corvette Corvette Roadster sits in John
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A 1957 Corvette Corvette Roadster sits in John Staluppi's North Palm Beach, Fla. private car museum. (Nov. 26, 2012)

A 1950 Mercury Custom Convertible and other hot
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A 1950 Mercury Custom Convertible and other hot rods sit in John Staluppi's North Palm Beach, Fla. private auto museum. (Nov. 26, 2012)

The Harley motorcycle that Evel Knievel rode in
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The Harley motorcycle that Evel Knievel rode in his personal life sits in John Staluppi's private auto museum in North Palm Beach, Fla. (Nov. 26, 2012)

A firetruck and two dragsters that are going
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A firetruck and two dragsters that are going to be sold at auction Dec. 1, 2012 from John Staluppi's private collection in North Palm Beach, Fla. (Nov. 26, 2012)

A Elvis Presley lifesize model stands in John
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A Elvis Presley lifesize model stands in John Staluppi's private auto museum in North Palm Beach, Fla. (Nov. 26, 2012)

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This photo shows the front end of a
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This photo shows the front end of a 1951 Ford Custom Deluxe Convertible in a John Staluppi's auto collection in North Palm Beach, Fla. Staluppi is liquidating his Cars of Dreams Museum and its 115 collector vehicles in an auction Dec. 1, 2012. (Nov. 26, 2012)

John Staluppi poses by his 1929 Pierce-Arrow Custom
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John Staluppi poses by his 1929 Pierce-Arrow Custom Brougham from his private collection in North Palm Beach, Fla. Staluppi is liquidating his Cars of Dreams Museum and its 115 collector vehicles in an auction Dec. 1, 2012. (Nov. 26, 2012)

This photo shows the motor from the 1929
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This photo shows the motor from the 1929 Pierce-Arrow car in North Palm Beach, Fla. John Staluppi calls his private collection the Cars of Dreams Museum and dozens of iconic automobiles from the museum are going on the auction block Dec. 1, 2012. (Nov. 26, 2012)

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