Batmobile #5 The Outlaw?
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Miscellaneous: The Funny, weird and other Bat-oddities- including FREE stuff!
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Special Thanks: Kudos to my contributors.
This site was created due to the glaring, obvious absence of information and reverence for this car on the 'Net.
I recall spending many childhood evenings and
afternoons watching this car burst from the Batcave to drive the evil
doers from Gotham City. I thought the villains were weird, but often
funny...never really scary....and I firmly believe I owe the credit for
my over-active labido to the jump-start it was supplied by Julie Newmar
as Catwoman (Not that Lee Meriwether was anything to shake a stick
at!). But the biggest influence the show had on me was my love of
powerful and obnoxious cars. Separated, these traits are not enough for
me. Obnoxious is a '73 Delta 88 with different color body panels
showing up at a wedding. Powerful is a new Seville with the Northstar
V8. But slap a jet-turbine into a Lincoln Futura, pinstipe it like a
Marine dress uniform, and install more gadgets than found on the space
shuttle, and you get the Batmobile....my kind of car. Everyone MUST
look. You can love it, or you can hate it, but you can not ignore it.
The appeal of this 6000-pound machine endures as it
is the only Batmobile built for use on film that possessed real-life
functionality while stretching the imagination of all car lovers. If
this car has no affect on you down deep.......where your soul hides,
then you probably love your Yugo and see no need for anything else. I,
however, am determined to one day own this car. Perhaps I'll never have
enough to buy the original from Mr. Barris. Maybe I'll never have
enough for any one of the original 5 cars. But come Hell or King Tut, I
will have at least a terrific replica....and I just might show up at
someone's wedding in it! [Donations gladly accepted] :)
Introducing, the Batmobile:
The 'Futura' Batmobile, as I call it, is the type that was featured in the 1966-68 'Batman' television series.
You may wish to note that those are the same years that another fantasy TV show of moderate fame
was running...'Star Trek'.
The term 'Futura' is the name of the 1955 Lincoln (as in Ford/Lincoln/Mercury) concept car that this Batmobile
is built upon, a fact I only recently became aware of. I had always believed the car was a totally original creation
by the master of custom cars, George Barris. The pictures on this site prove I was incorrect. However, Mr. Barris did
orchestrate the many changes to the 'Futura' design that brought it out of the 50s and into the Muscle-car 60s.
George Barris, the Kustom King, leans on his most famous creation.
Picture from Collectible Automobiles, December, 1996 .
The Latest Updates:
12/30/2002: FINALLY! I've added a SEARCH function to this website, and the entire domain it's on. Try it!
11/7/2001: The entire domain was accidentally deleted by the
host, but should be fixed now. Please reports any dead links or other
problems you find. Thanks.
9/5/2001: Fixed the links to the Radir Wheel website on this page and the Batmobile #1 page
8/30/2001: Fixed link to the Guestbook....sorry for my absence. Hopefully, I'll be getting some updates uploaded shortly!
If you or someone you know has information and photos, etc., on these vehicles, please, drop me a
note! I'd love to keep adding more to this site!!
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Don Currie's 'Unique Movie Cars and Props' company is
selling a turn-key replica for around $55,000 US...or kits starting at
See his website at: http://www.islandserve.com/~dc99/
Clint Young is also selling a sharp Bat-replica, called the 'Futura II', for $99,000, as well as complete kits
to build your own at around $18,000! They are featured at the CY
http://www.RadirWheels.com is the home page of the company
that makes the original wheels used on the #1 Batmobile! YES, you can buy a set of the 'SINGLE RIBB I' wheels today!
The Batmobile customized Futura model!
The 1966 Batman TV Tribute Site! David Sutton's gallery of everything Batman!
The Batcave! Every incarnation of the Dark Knight, brought to you by TBBS!
He makes Stars of Cars! A Look at the Life and Work of George Barris.
Wanna see more really cool cars? Check out: The Car Stars Gallery! and
The Javelin Home Page!
This area contains the names of just a few of the MANY folks that have helped to make this site as good as it is.
For those not mentioned, I apologize, and if poked in the side by you, I'll be sure to add your names here.
Some of my most active helpers have been:
Tim Dillner, Don Brown, Andy Garringer, Rick McCaskill, Terry Lynch,
'A.G.', Eric Seltzer, John L. Mack, Jim A., David Sutton, Alain
Lapointe, Joe Campbell, Ernie Renn, David Arland and Bob Ellsworth.
Note the conspicuous absence of female
contributors! So maybe it is true......'The only difference between men
and boys, is the price of their toys.' -Luckily, I'm not the least bit
embarassed by that! : )
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