Probably the best known and much loved Batmobile was the one from the 1960′s TV shows, the latest part works Batmobile is this fantastic icon, I already have the Corgi Batmobile but always looking for others.
As the first Batmobile in this series , this is scaled at 1:42, the detail is again fantastic although I have found fault with the red lining at the back, this is the second in what could be a series of over 80 (see last article Here).
The picture below I took last year in Essex of a copy of the real Barris Batmobile.
The original cars was built from a 1955 Lincoln Futura.
In 1955, Ford handed a quarter of a million dollars to Ghia to hand make a car to their specifications. The result was the Futura, and for the remainder of the 50s this car toured car shows and was a very successful show car that earned Ford positive publicity and was even sold as toy car and model kit. The car was fully operational, featuring a 368 cubic inch Lincoln engine and power train, but not of practical design with a double, clear-plastic canopy top, exaggerated hooded headlight pods, and very large, outward-canted tailfins at both ends of the vehicle. The traces of its design can be found in Lincolns of the years 1956 and 1957. In 1959 the car made an appearance in the movie It Started with a Kiss, starring Debbie Reynolds and Glenn Ford. For the movie its original colour (pearlescent) was changed to red. After that the car fell into oblivion until 1966 when George Barris used it to design the first Bat Mobile for the famous TV series Batman. In this sense, the Lincoln Futura is the predecessor of all Bat Mobiles.