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About This Car
This is easily the most famous
superhero car of all movies and television, period.
want a Batmobile for his or her very own?
This version of the Batmobile, one of
countless incarnations of the classic vehicle, appeared in
TV series from 1966-1968, and the feature film "Batman"
1966. Until recent years, the facts about this
little known. Now, thanks to the release of the
"Batman" film on
DVD, and toy replicas of the Batmobile, we "non-super"
people know a
bit more about it.
Legendary concept car designer George
Barris is the
father of the Batmobile. Or, at the very least, its
father. You see, the Batmobile was built from a 1955
Futura. It went through many adaptations, but in the
weeks Barris was given to create the car, it became the
respected Batmobile we all know and love.
It is currently on show at the Peterson
Museum in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Taken from package of Hot Wheels 1:64 scale replica,
released in 2006.
Weight- 5500 pounds
Wheelbase- 129 inches
Length- 225 inches
Width (Front)- 84 inches
Width (Rear)- 79 inches
Height- 48 inches
Fins- 84 inches
Engine- 390ci, V-8
Transmission- B&M Hydro Automatic (2nd transmission)
Layout- Front engine/rear drive
Tires Used- Firestone Wide-Oval, Mickey Thompson and US
Wheels- 15x7 single rib Radir cast-alloy five spoke
Second Frame- 1966 Ford Galaxie lengthened 11 inches
"Batman" (1966 Film)