News
Beacon Cage
3/2/17

The #1 Batmobile will be wearing a new beacon cage & emergency light to replace the inaccurate one on the car now.

Progress is being made to bring the car back to ’66 period correct.

More details soon!

 

 

 

 

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mecum-5-auction
1/25/17

The #5 Batmobile was up for sale by LBI Limited in early August for $500,000 (with the Batcycle), it remained unsold and it will now go up for auction.  Offered by Mecum and lot# F255, it will sell on January 13, 2017.  More details & photos here.

UPDATE: The Batmobile reach ...

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110-futura-model
1/7/17

Material

Fiberglass Aluminum Wood Acrylic Felt Chromium

Color

Light green Silver (Color) Black (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 4.125 in

Width: 7.75 in

Length: 19.25 in

Wheelbase: 10.75 in

Inscriptions

In raised gold script on cente ...

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fix-wire-66
12/31/16

The #1 Batmobile can be seen here in 1966 at Barris Kustom City being refurbished for production on the Batman TV show.  Yes, she is looking a little tattered.

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debbie-reynolds-2016
12/29/16

Debbie Reynolds was in the 1959 movie “It Started With A Kiss.” One of her co-stars was the 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car that is seen below.  Six years later that car would be painted black & customized into the Batmobile by Barris Kustom City.

Debbie Reynolds  1932-20 ...

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build-batmobile-65
11/19/16

Below is an unseen photo of the #1 Batmobile being built in 1965.  The car still is wearing the Futura’s original white-wall tires.

 

 

 

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dsc_3096
10/17/16

Below are some photos I took of George Barris’ 1966 Batmobile with its four brothers from the various decades.  A shout-out to the ’66 Batmobile driver–Tony Wood.

 

 

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img_3066
10/5/16

The #1 Batmobile has been treated to period correct Deist parachute packs and the stickers & labels have all been removed.  Also, the center of the turbine has been painted period correct black.

Today

Prior

1966

 

 

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ds-batmobile
10/3/16

Our friends at Diamond Select Toys have sent us some of their wonderful ’66 Bat-products. They include: Batmobile bank, a highly detailed Batgirl statue, Silicone tray, Bottle Openers & a Granix paperweight. These are really cool and quality products. Pick these up and more at your loca ...

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2016-dash
9/7/16

In mid-August of this year the #1 original Batmoible was sold and has a new owner.  The new owner is committed to bringing the car back to its original appearance but in a very conservative manner. He has already acquired “the” two missing roll-top dash doors and placed them back on ...

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