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. The car remained fuzzed until the early 80’s.
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.