Skip to comments.TVís Original Batmobile To Be Auctioned Off
Posted on 12/03/2012 7:26:09 AM PST by bgill
The car used in the 1966-68 Batman TV series will be auctioned off in January. Customizer George Barris bought the 1955 Lincoln Futura Concept car for $1 from the Ford Motor Co. Barris was given $15,000 and 15 days to gadgetize the handmade two-seater.
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Batman: Roger. Ready to move out.
Bruce Wayne is my favorite superhero because he is clearly a conservative republican: Millionaire, inventor, supporter of nuclear power and large cars who pioneered privatization of law enforcement and consistently displayed disgust with left wing civil liberty theories.
Does it have an 8-track? Otherwise, no deal.
i think the neatest thing barris ever made were the monkee-mobile and herman munster’s car...
How many Gallons to the mile does it get?
OMG I would give my left nut to own that. I was a Batman fanatic when I was a kid. I remember watching that show on a small black and white TV in the 1960s and being completely hypnotized. My mother even bought me this Batman costume with an actual Batman hood/mask which was too big so I would run around the neighborhood without being able to see where I was going and would constantly run into people or trees. “Da da da (Batman theme) da da da *BONK!*”
Flaming turbo exhaust next to “Gotham City 1966” license plate. Automatic dropping fence disguising Batcave entrance.
Arrival at City Hall with exact same pedestrians nearly run over, every episode.
Miss those times.
Actress Jessica Biel recently married Justin Timberlake. Read somewhere on the web where somebody said if they have a child it should keep it’s mother’s maiden name and give it the first name Batmo.
Ah yes the Batman theme. Back in 66 going through OCS, we had a morning run in the rain with ponchos on. It wasn’t long before one of the guys started up with the BATMAN, nana, nana, nana, nana, because of the flopping ponchos, this went on for a while until it became Baaaaat Maaaaan, naaaana, naaaana, naaaaana, and then just back to the normal cadence. It is one of my most memorable unforgotten incidents of my past.
It was on every week, two nights in a row. Oh, how I LOVED that show! It’s cringe worthy now, but it was sure fun when I was 12!
OK any male near 50 raise your hand if you DIDN’T make a cape with a towel and safety pin and run around saying Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da - BATMAN! a million times.
Ah to be a child and have your biggest worry being whether you were Batman or had to settle for Robin . . . .
“Barris still owns the one-of-a-kind car that came with a push-button transmission.”
Just like my 64 Dart GT. Definitely space age technology.
that, and the munstermobile, and grandpa munsters coffinmobile were IT - quintessential 60’s camp / hot rod culture
My drag racing cousin used to have one for the strip. He called it "Dial-a-Winner"...
Some of us were too cool for Batman...we wore a towel around our neck and jumped off tables or staircases after an episode of ‘Adventures of Superman’. Trailer for new Superman movie debuting with ‘The Hobbit’...maybe this one won’t suck.
As I understand it, this maybe the original, but either their were 6 others made for the show or in a limited production run way afterwards based on a 56' Merc if my memory is correct.
Their is someone in Michigan that has one and takes it out to diner and parks it in front of the Resturants in Downtown Plymouth.
It was a hoot to see it.
Maybe you could get one of these clones...
I’ll raise my hand. My overprotective mom wouldn’t let me watch Batman because she said it was too violent. I could read BAM and KAZOW on the screen after all. I took every opportunity to remind her of this wehn she gave my boys a video of original Batman shows.
Actually, I like the show a lot more now than I did when I was a kid - back then, I didn't appreciate just how intentionally cony and campy it really is. Every big name Hollywood star back then wanted to appear on the show. They couldn't accomodate them all as as villians, so they started doing the cameos with celebrities popping out of windows as Batman and Robin were climbing up the side of a building.
(The "Memorable Entertainment Television" network - known as "ME TV" - airs the program on Saturday nights.)
how about some real world specs on the orginal batmobile from the TV series? (not the old BW movies)
What did it really do? what was the fantasy supposed to do?
“Ill raise my hand. My overprotective mom wouldnt let me watch Batman because she said it was too violent.”
Man, you haven’t lived!! ;)
So that would make ‘Yoda’ your alter-alter ego?
Didn’t say I never did that stuff. I actually never grew up. Last week, my two teenage boys texted me at work to ask if they could demolish an old TV we were getting rid of. I told them to try escalating violence. Airsoft, BB, Pellet, Arrow. None of them worked so over the weekend, we took the TV downstairs. My wife kid of looked the other way as we tried subsonic .22’s then .22 longs to finally do the job. Apparently the noise didn’t carry far as we never got a visit from the boys in blue.
There’s a place that makes replicas.....
It was Wednesday and Thursday. I remember for certain, because we are Southern Baptists, and have Prayer Meeting on Wednesday nights, along with Choir practice. My Mom would not entertain the notion that we should miss church for “Batman”.
Turned out OK, though, because Thursday was the ending, and it didn’t take much to figure out how it started, especially since Thursday episode, had a re-cap of Wednesday. Really neat time in my life. America was the greatest place on Earth, and it was fun to be a kid.
BFL. Thanks for posting!
LOL! That show was huge back then. I saw an interview once with Burt Ward where he said they were like rock stars, girls would constantly hit on him and Adam West and they would get mobbed everywhere they went. Great memories, back then I must have been 5 or 6 when that show was on yet I remember certain episodes clear as day like one where Batman was getting cement poured on top of him and then the show ended on that cliffhanger and WOW I can’t wait till next show! AAH! What’s funny is kids never realized the show was campy, I took it completely serious! LOL!
Tell me about it. All the good handles are gone if you don’t get in on the ground floor. I was going to go for ‘Jim Robinson’ but someone beat me to that too. Meh.
I’ve heard it drives like crap. Too heavy.
Jim Thompson was available for years until he was exposed by that moron on MSNBC. I don’t recall the name.
Batman has come a long way. Back around 1943 he was driving with skinny Robin in a late model 30’s Buick? LOL, and Robin wore the old black mask of the early Porno movies.
Ha! MSNBC again... My old nemesis.
You’re right! Tuesday and Thursday!
I remember one part I episode where Robin was being swallowed by a giant clam. I missed Part II, but I assume the clam didn’t have him for lunch, because he was back the next week.
He probably found his anti-clam spray just in time.
Oh wow I remember that one! A giant clam LMAO!! Yes, and they would always be in these life or deaths situations and then the show would end till next week same bat time same bat channel!
So tell me! How did he get away from the clam? After more than 40 years, I think it’s only fair I finally know! :0D
Batman broke free from chains and pried the giant clam open with his bare hands in a feat of super-bat strength, then pulled Robin free in the nick of time just before the clamshell slammed shut.
Seriously. He did.
So, by "original", they mean this Batman, right?
(Seriously, he did....snort, chortle!).
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