Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Holy Awesomeness, Batman!

Stretch sent this in, (rightfully) figuring I might be interested...

Earliest officially licensed Batmobile for sale
The Batmobile made for the 1966 TV show from a 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car by legendary car customizer George Barris may be the one we think of as the first Batmobile, but that’s just because the TV show was such a smash hit (pow! bam!) and the car so damn cool that it became an instant icon. Its iconic status garnered it $4.62 million including buyer’s premium when it sold at auction in January of 2013, and I myself repeatedly referred to it as the first Batmobile.
No, it's not this:

It's this:

1956 Oldsmobile 88 frame and 324 CI engine, constructed in a New Hampshire garage by a local metal fabricator. It served as an ice cream delivery vehicle for a while, before being decommissioned and left to rust for 50 years. It was found last year and restored to its full Batmobile glory, and is now at auction.

Anyone got a spare $200K they want to invest?

That is all.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

PURTY!!! And that IS a true classic!