The Baby Boomer eMuseum

Classic Cars

TV's Batmobile (1966)
This was based on a 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car, which was built at a cost of $250,000. Conversion to the Batmobile reportedly cost about $30,000. The original 1966 Batmobile sold at auction for $4.2 million in January, 2013.
TV's Batmobile (1966)

TV's Batmobile (1966)

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Posted by paktype at 12:17 pm (PST) on Thu February 18, 2016   
By far, the coolest superhero car ever built.
Posted by Joyce at 2:39 pm (PST) on Tue November 4, 2014   
Thank You for the information, I never knew about the License Plates. That would be a good Trivia Question.
Posted by j007klein at 9:37 am (PDT) on Fri October 31, 2014   
Apparently there were THREE different plates used on the BATMAN tv series...

Batmobile plate #1

Batmobile plate #2

Batmobile plate #3

Lots of Batmobile on this site....

http://www.1966batmobile.com/home.htm

Enjoy!
Posted by Chuck Kopsho at 11:55 pm (PDT) on Sun August 24, 2014   
A little trivia. George Barris also designed the Batmobile for Tim Burton's Batman with Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson.
Posted by Steverino at 9:47 pm (PDT) on Wed April 2, 2014   
I grew up in Southern Calif. and worked at the Gulf gas station across the street from the George Barris' shop. There were about (+/-) 4 Batmobiles that I remember. They had built a few TV cars, one show car and, the one I liked, was a black velvet with fluorcesent orange pinstripping tape. I always kept my eye on the shop because you never knew what kind of car was coming out of there. Just up the street, was a 'Amphicar' dealer. I stopped in there one day, and took an 'owners manual' out of the glove compartment. I was wanting more information than the salesman had. Still have it somewhere. I did make some notes in it too.
Posted by unclekipsy at 12:59 pm (PST) on Wed December 4, 2013   
Did anyone ever get the lisense plate # ??? Dad said there was a $500 pool if you could read the license plate # on the Batman show....it was flashed for a nanosecond !! Back around 1966.
Posted by ozarkbob at 3:35 pm (PDT) on Wed March 13, 2013   
the batmobile was built by George Barris, the american Pickers Mike and Frank picked George's museum and bought a coffin car

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