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Description


The TV Batmobile was built by customizer George Barris in August 1965. Producers of the upcoming new Batman TV series had contacted Barris asking him to build a car for the show, stipulating that the car needed to be ready in just three weeks. Barris had previously purchased the 1955 Lincoln Futura show car from Ford and recognized its bat-like looks so transformed it into the new Batmobile. The car was a huge hit and Barris subsequently created three more fiberglass copies using a mould cast from the original car.

Production Details


Brand/Make:
Model:
Batmobile
Designer:
Made in:
United States
Produced:
From: October 1965 To: 1966
# Produced:
4

Characteristics


Class:
Supercar
Body Style:
Roadster
Construction Type:
Body on Frame
Material:
Fiberglass, Metal, Metal -> Steel
# of Doors:
2
# of Wheels:
4
# of Engines:
1

Powertrain Specs


Engine Type & Configuration:
Piston Engine, Piston Engine -> V-Engine
Engine Mounting:
Longitudinal
Layout:
Front Engine -> RWD
Engine Capacity:
390.0 cid
Cooling Method:
Water Cooled
# of Cylinders:
8
Induction Method:
Natural
Transmission:
Automatic
Fuel Type:
Petrol

Dimensions


Wheelbase:
126.0 in
Length:
225.0 in
Width:
84.0 in
Height:
48.0 in
Curb Weight:
5,500.0 lb

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Added by: Baskingshark
Last edit by: Timhodges1127
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