Replica #3
1966 canada display
1967 studio today norman
ny 2015
ny 2015

Replica #3

The #3 Batmobile was built of fiberglass from molds taken of the #1.  It was built in late 1966 on a Ford Galaxie chassis that was lengthened by 11 inches to match the #1 Batmobile.  It was utilized for many exhibition & promotional events throughout the U.S. and Canada from 1966-1968

The car is distinct from its brothers, since it is the only copy that has working headlights and was originally equipped with a manual transmission versus an automatic.

In the early 1970’s, George Barris decided to cover the car in flocking or “Bat-fuzz.”  This velvety, fuzzy finish was used on the car as a trendy addition to accent its features.  It was accomplished by first spraying the car with epoxy and then spraying it with nylon fibers that were electro-statically applied.  Nylon flocking was resistant to dirt, stains and more durable than paint.

In 2014, it was treated to a minor restoration by Keith Dean.

The #3 exhibition car is owned by the Morris family and is privately located in New Jersey.

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