This 1966 Batmobile Replica is a must-have movie/television car for any collector that is sure to turn heads at any car show or while cruising down the road! In the history of Hollywood, few vehicles from television shows or movies are more iconic than the Batmobile. Although the Batmobile's design changed from the original Adam West '66 Batmobile, to the 1989 Michael Keaton version, to the recent Dark Knight Tumbler, to many folks, the 1966 Batmobile is THE Batmobile and every subsequent version never lived up to the original. The origin story of the original Batmobile is rather interesting. Initially, the television studio contracted with automobile customizer Dean Jeffries who began fabricating the Batmobile from a 1959 Cadillac. However, it became apparent that Jeffries would be unable to deliver the finished project in time to begin filming so the studio ended up contracting with George Barris instead. As legend has it, Barris purchased the 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car from Ford for $1 and it would end up serving as the donor car for the original Batmobile. The Futura's body was primarily designed by Ford's chief designed William M. Schmidt, who was said to have taken inspiration from the sea creatures he saw while on a Caribbean vacation. Ultimately, the Lincoln Futura would make its debut at the 1955 Chicago Automobile Show and its breathtaking design mesmerized the general public and would also serve as an inspiration for the 1956 and 1957 Lincoln passenger car lineup. In 2013, Barris would ultimately sell his original Batmobile at auction, fetching nearly $5 million and coming down to a coin flip. This 1966 Batmobile Replica was built using a late '70s Lincoln/Ford drivetrain with custom chassis and fiberglass body. Under the hood on this '66 Batmobile Replica is a 400 Cubic Inch V8 engine fed by a single 2 barrel carburetor. The 400 V8 is mated to a C6 Automatic transmission that is shifted using a horseshoe-style shifter, which makes this Batmobile an easy car for just about anybody to drive. This 1966 Replica Batmobile comes equipped with several creature comforts that simplify operating this iconic crime-fighting machine! With power steering, wiggling in and out of a tight space at the local car show or drive-in is almost effortless and the overall driving experience is much improved. Power front disc brakes is another welcome addition since it makes bringing this '66 Batmobile to a complete stop much easier as well. This Batmobile Replica is also equipped with a backup camera which makes backing up a bit less precarious, especially with the car's challenging sight-lines. The fiberglass body is absolutely gorgeous, finished in Black and Orange Batman livery that is one of the highlights of this stand-out example. The interior of this 1966 Batmobile Replica is absolutely stunning! The bucket seats have been upholstered in beautiful black vinyl with red piping accents. The black carpeting, door panels, center console, and dash have a great look as well. Instrumentation includes a 120 MPH Edsel saucer-style speedometer, a temperature gauge, an oil pressure gauge, an amp gauge, and a gasoline gauge. The Batmobile "Homing Receiver" raises and lowers with a simple flick of a switch. This Batmobile Replica also comes equipped with a "Bat Scanner Activator," "Detect-A-Scope," spinning beacon light, "Emergency Bat-Turn Lever," "Batphone," and other various lights and accessories that add incredible pizazz to an already impressive automobile. In the center of the dash is a custom-built Batman sound effects system that comes preloaded with all of the iconic Batman sounds. Finishing off this '66 Batmobile is the rear-mounted propane-powered "Jet Burner" flame-thrower that shoots flames out of the back of the car. Whether you're buying your first classic car or you're adding to your existing collection of classics, this 1966 Batmobile Replica would make an excellent choice. Give Ellingson's a call today at 763-428-7337!
*400 Cu. In. V8 *Single 2 Barrel Carburetor *Automatic Transmission *Raised Letter Radials on Chrome Wheels w/ Bat Hubcaps *Power Front Disc Brakes *Power Steering *Black and Orange '66 Batmobile Livery *Black Vinyl Bucket Seats *Custom Batman Sound Effects *Rear-Mounted "Jet Burner" Flame Thrower *Back Up Camera *Various Batman-style Accessories
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