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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.

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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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teaser
8/30/16

All exterior labels, sprinkler heads and reflectors have all been removed from the #1 Batmobile.

More details soon!

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badshape5-5
8/2/16

“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 ...

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Richard "Korky" Korkes in 1967 with his Batcycle.
7/27/16

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 ...

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2015-design
7/15/16

Over 16 years ago, I started this website to share photos and content about the 1966 Batmobile.
I was not a web designer by trade & I was just a “hack” with some basic software creating a website on my own.  Well…8,000,000 visitors later I realized I needed some profe ...

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