So many TV shows and movies have created the iconic car. The A-Team had a van, Magnum had a Ferrari, Knight rider had K.I.T, Steve McQueen had Bullet and so on, but what automobile is so iconic that it is a star in a tv show, featured in comics and is attached to one of the best comic book characters to date. The Batmobile was created by George Barris who was recently laid to rest back in November.
When it comes to the birth of the ’66 Batmobile it all starts in 1955. In ’55 the Lincoln division of Ford Motor Company designed and built a futuristic concept car called the Lincoln Futura. It was built entirely by hand in Turin, Italy at a cost of $250,000, and like many concept cars, was never put into production. In the mid 1960’s, George Barris of Barris Kustom City acquired the car for $1 directly from Ford and he went to work to create an amazing car.
Just last month facebook user Hot Rod Valdez traveled to the Motor City Autorama and came across a new rendering of the ’66 Batmobile that was completely cast in aluminum.
This is absolutely amazing, but is this an official licensed Batmobile? Since the lawsuit and the appeals concerning trademarks who knows. If you didn’t hear about the battle between DC and Gotham’s Garage check this out Batmobile Court Appeals. Let us know what you think in the comment section below.
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