The ULTIMATE 1966 BATMOBILE RESOURCE
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SPECIFICATIONS

Features, details and model comparisons of the four Batmobile’s built by Barris Kustom City & the 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car

History

HISTORY

Learn about the 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car that was customized into the Batmobile, as well as the three replicas that were built in 1966

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GALLERY

An extensive photo gallery of the #1 Batmobile, the three Batmobile replicas & the 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car

DID YOU KNOW…

Before it was the Batmobile it was a 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car.

BATMOBILE FACTS

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Lincoln Futura

In 1955, the Lincoln division of Ford Motor Company designed and built a futuristic concept car called the Lincoln Futura. It was built entirely by hand in Turin, Italy at a cost of $250,000, and like many concept cars, was never put in to production. In the mid 1960's, George Barris of Barris Kustom City acquired the car for $1 directly from Ford.

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Front Steel Blade

The front steel "slasher" blade was not seen or utilized during the TV show. The blade was later removed from the car because the producers of the TV show thought it was too dangerous.

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Original Steering Wheel

The original steering wheel was from the Lincoln Futura and modified to resemble the yoke from an airplane. Adam (Batman) West complained it was too difficult to drive with the "U" shaped wheel, so Barris replaced it in '67 with a stock 1958 Ford Edsel steering wheel.

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BAT-1 License Plate

There were 4 license plates used during the TV show. 2F-3567, TP-6597, BAT-1 & ZEF 451.

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TP-6597 License Plate

There were 4 license plates used during the TV show. 2F-3567, TP-6597, BAT-1 & ZEF 451.

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2F-3567 License Plate

There were 4 license plates used during the TV show. 2F-3567, TP-6597, BAT-1 & ZEF 451.

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