Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Original 1966 Batmobile from the TV Series "Batman"

The 1966 3-speed automatic Batmobile by custom car builder George Barris is the most recognized and 
popular piece of TV entertainment history, worldwide, that has become an icon, 
an icon that has been carried from generation to generation of Batmobiles to follow. 
This vehicle not only marks the significant bat logo that sits on the middle of its door, 
but a time in television history where they defied the odds of making a car become the star. 
Still as beautiful as when it first came out of the paint shop, this 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car 
has been a part of the personal collection of George Barris since he first bought it from the Ford Motor Company for $1. 
After having a meeting with the producer of the TV Show, William Dozier, 
George was left with the challenge of 15 days and $15,000 budget. 
Before George knew it, the Lincoln Futura was underway to becoming what others will always remember to be the Original Batmobile. (
The car was sold for $4.2 M at at Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, 
Arizona in January, 2013.





The original 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car bought by Batmobile designer 
George Barris from the Ford Motor Company for $1.

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