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