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TVís Original Batmobile To Be Auctioned Off
The Deadline Team ^ | Dec. 1, 2012 | The Deadline Team

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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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: batman; batmobile; hollywood
Robin: Atomic batteries to power. Turbines to speed.

Batman: Roger. Ready to move out.

1 posted on 12/03/2012 7:26:15 AM PST by bgill
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To: bgill

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.


2 posted on 12/03/2012 7:44:23 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: bgill

Does it have an 8-track? Otherwise, no deal.


3 posted on 12/03/2012 7:50:15 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: bgill

i think the neatest thing barris ever made were the monkee-mobile and herman munster’s car...


4 posted on 12/03/2012 8:00:00 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: bgill

How many Gallons to the mile does it get?


5 posted on 12/03/2012 8:08:16 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: bgill

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!*”


6 posted on 12/03/2012 8:11:10 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: bgill

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.


7 posted on 12/03/2012 8:13:25 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: bgill

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.


8 posted on 12/03/2012 8:18:45 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

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.


9 posted on 12/03/2012 8:25:01 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Who we elect is not as important as who they bring in with them.)
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To: elcid1970

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!


10 posted on 12/03/2012 8:29:28 AM PST by freepertoo
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To: bgill
"Hand me the Bat Shark Repellant Robin."
11 posted on 12/03/2012 8:47:13 AM PST by mykroar (BAD-ANON: One Game At A Time)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

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 . . . .


12 posted on 12/03/2012 8:47:36 AM PST by freedomlover
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

http://buybatparts.com/joomla/index.php/replicas


13 posted on 12/03/2012 8:49:37 AM PST by Revelation 911
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To: bgill

“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.


14 posted on 12/03/2012 8:50:08 AM PST by freedomlover
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To: freedomlover

that, and the munstermobile, and grandpa munsters coffinmobile were IT - quintessential 60’s camp / hot rod culture


15 posted on 12/03/2012 8:52:01 AM PST by Revelation 911
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To: freedomlover
"Just like my 64 Dart GT. Definitely space age technology."

My drag racing cousin used to have one for the strip. He called it "Dial-a-Winner"...

16 posted on 12/03/2012 8:53:32 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: freepertoo
It was on every week, two nights in a row.
I (very) vaguely recall it was Tuesday/Thursday ... but it was a loooong time ago, so I might be "misremembering."
17 posted on 12/03/2012 8:58:30 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: freedomlover

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.


18 posted on 12/03/2012 8:59:11 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
OMG I would give my left nut to own that.

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...

19 posted on 12/03/2012 8:59:53 AM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: freepertoo


20 posted on 12/03/2012 9:08:41 AM PST by freedomlover
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To: freedomlover

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.


21 posted on 12/03/2012 9:14:36 AM PST by cyclotic ( Obama's golden halo is really just a rusted hubcap)
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To: freepertoo
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!

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.)

22 posted on 12/03/2012 9:15:37 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: All

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?


23 posted on 12/03/2012 9:21:32 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: cyclotic

“I’ll raise my hand. My overprotective mom wouldn’t let me watch Batman because she said it was too violent.”


Wow - so you have never run around your house yelling “POW”, “BLAM” and “OOF”, jumping off of chairs etc until someone gets a bloody nose and Mom has to make it all better with Tang and Oreos?

Man, you haven’t lived!! ;)


24 posted on 12/03/2012 9:30:31 AM PST by freedomlover
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

So that would make ‘Yoda’ your alter-alter ego?


25 posted on 12/03/2012 9:41:14 AM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: freedomlover

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.


26 posted on 12/03/2012 9:46:10 AM PST by cyclotic ( Obama's golden halo is really just a rusted hubcap)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

There’s a place that makes replicas.....

http://www.buybatparts.com/joomla/index.php/replicas


27 posted on 12/03/2012 9:52:16 AM PST by fredhead (It's my Herbie year...check out the number on the side of the famous VW.)
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To: Bringbackthedraft
Ah, yes. The poetic abilities of drill instructors. In the summer of 1972, many a miserable hot day was wiled away marching cadence to The Candy Man Can.
28 posted on 12/03/2012 10:09:13 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: oh8eleven

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.


29 posted on 12/03/2012 1:09:50 PM PST by HeadOn (With my last breath, I will pull the lever against the liberals. NEVER GIVE UP.)
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To: bgill

BFL. Thanks for posting!


30 posted on 12/03/2012 1:40:47 PM PST by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: HeadOn
My Mom would not entertain the notion that we should miss church for “Batman”.
Where would we be w/o our moms? Thx ...
31 posted on 12/03/2012 1:48:30 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Moltke
Batman was taken which ticked me off to no end because I AM BATMAN! GRRRR!!


32 posted on 12/03/2012 2:05:29 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: fredhead
Wow now THAT is awesome! Holy cow Batman! I downloaded their brochure...Hmmm, only $150,000. Yes, I believe if I get my wife drunk enough she will agree to take out a 2nd mortgage for this. YES! I AM PSYCHED! I already got my Batman costume!


33 posted on 12/03/2012 2:14:05 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Bringbackthedraft

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!


34 posted on 12/03/2012 2:26:37 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

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.


35 posted on 12/03/2012 2:38:38 PM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: bgill

I’ve heard it drives like crap. Too heavy.


36 posted on 12/03/2012 2:39:00 PM PST by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: Moltke; Jim Thompson

Jim Thompson was available for years until he was exposed by that moron on MSNBC. I don’t recall the name.


37 posted on 12/03/2012 2:45:09 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: bgill

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.


38 posted on 12/03/2012 3:33:10 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Who we elect is not as important as who they bring in with them.)
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To: eyedigress

Ha! MSNBC again... My old nemesis.


39 posted on 12/03/2012 3:46:44 PM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: oh8eleven

You’re right! Tuesday and Thursday!


40 posted on 12/03/2012 4:08:47 PM PST by freepertoo
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

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.


41 posted on 12/03/2012 4:12:46 PM PST by freepertoo
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To: freepertoo

He probably found his anti-clam spray just in time.


42 posted on 12/03/2012 4:16:11 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: freepertoo

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!


43 posted on 12/03/2012 4:34:34 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: freepertoo
You’re right! Tuesday and Thursday!
Interesting - see post 29.
I wonder if the show was on different days during different years?
I went in the service in 1966, so my Batman watching days were over before the show was canceled.
44 posted on 12/03/2012 5:20:01 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

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


45 posted on 12/03/2012 5:26:51 PM PST by freepertoo
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To: freepertoo

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.


46 posted on 12/03/2012 5:30:06 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: bgill

So, by "original", they mean this Batman, right?

47 posted on 12/03/2012 5:42:40 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: RegulatorCountry

(Seriously, he did....snort, chortle!).


48 posted on 12/03/2012 5:53:01 PM PST by freepertoo
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