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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
All exterior labels, sprinkler heads and reflectors have all been removed from the #1 Batmobile.
More details soon!
“By Douglas Ernst – The Washington Times – Monday, August 1, 2016″
A perfect replica of the 1966 Batmobile — one previously owned by the original designer, George Barris — is now for sale.
Pennsylvania dealership LBI Limited has announced the sale of th ...
I’m very sad to say my friend, Richard “Korky” Korkes, passed away at age 80 on July 2nd.
Originally from Whippany, NJ, Korky was a talented car customizer and builder and worked for George Barris from 1964-1968 and had his own shops called Kustomotive & Korky’s ...