1966 Batmobile

 

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The 1966 Batmobile by George Barris is the most recognized car in entertainment history. This vehicle marks a time in television history where the car became the star.

Still as beautiful as when it first came out of the paint shop, this former 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car has been a part of George Barris’ personal collection since he bought it from the Ford Motor Company for $1.

After a meeting with the producer of the “Batman” TV Show, William Dozier, George was left with the challenge of 15 days to build the Batmobile, and a $15,000 budget. The former Lincoln Futura concept car became the original Batmobile. Adam West and Burt Ward (Batman and Robin) drove this car on many television/movie sets. This is the first time that the original Batmobile has been offered for sale. Included will be historical memorabilia and documentation from George’s personal archive.

(Introductory description courtesy of Barrett-Jackson.)