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|TV's ORIGINAL 1966 BATMOBILE
Adam West as Batman
Designed exclusively for the hit 1966 "Batman" TV show starring Adam West and
Burt Ward. This automotive wonder was styled and engineered with the many
different special effects innovations by Barris Kustom Industries. Originally it started
off as a $250,000 1955 Ford Lincoln Futura concept car. With a deadline of 3 weeks
this Lincoln was transformed into the world's most famous car.
Weighing 5500 pounds and powered by a 429 Ford Race engine, the front of the car
has been fabricated to resemble the face of a bat with the hood scoop extending
down to accentuate the nose and the headlights become the eyes and extend to the
ears. The grill cavity become the mouth of the bat with internal mounted rockets.
The dual 84 inch rear bat fins complete the image of the bat.
Four 6 inch flared eyebrow bulletproof wheel wells are formed and are used as
protection for the 10 inch Radar Wheels and tires. 360 degree turns can be
performed withe the bat Turn lever that releases the twin bat impression parachutes
mounted on either side of the rear turbine exhaust. Completing the cockpit are the
plexi-glass air craft windshields and top section which are bulletproof for the
After many Years on display at Gatlinburg's Guinness World Records Museum, The
1966 Barris TV Show Batmobile has moved a couple of blocks and is now part of
the Hollywood Star Cars Collection
|For more info on the Batmobile and other George Barris creations.