Batman Displays His Knowledge
Catwoman: I could give you more happiness than anyone in the world.
Batman: How do you propose to do that?
Catwoman: By being your partner in life, I mean it's me and you against the world.
Batman: What about Robin?
Catwoman: Hmmm. . . I know. We'll kill him.
Catwoman: You're supposed to fall on the floor.
Batman: You're attractive, Catwoman, but not that attractive.
Catwoman: [sniffing her arm] I put on a double-dose of Eau de Chat, that poisonous perfume. You should have been dead thirty seconds ago.
Batman: Ah ha. Ah-ha- ha! So, all of this lovey-dovey business was just a trick!
Catwoman: Why aren't you writhing in pain?
Batman: I had a hunch that you'd try something not quite kosher. I've been wearing Bat-plugs up my nose. [inhales through his nose] I've been breathing nothing but clean, fresh air sans Eau de Chat parfume.
[Catwoman's men appear and confront Batman.]
Batman: So, you didn't tell the truth [about coming alone].
Catwoman: Did you ever hear of a crook who did?
Batman: The odds seem about right -- four against one.
Robin: [appearing from behind some furniture] Four against two, Batman!
Robin: I couldn't resist [staying away]. You were taken in by her [sniffs], but I'm too young for that sort of thing!
Batman: Out of the mouths of Boy Wonders oft time come gems.
In 1955, 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 in to production. In the mid 1960's, George Barris of Barris Kustom City acquired the car for $1 directly from Ford.
Fast forward to August 1965, the Batman TV show producers approached George to have him build a new Batmobile for their upcoming show. The only catch was the car had to be ready for action in a mere three weeks. Seeing the bat-like qualities his Futura already had, George knew it was the perfect answer to the quandary 20th Century Fox had created.
In October of 1965, the Batmobile was completed and delivered to Fox where it made its television debut on January 12, 1966.
The car was such a huge success that George Barris and the producers of Batman decided to build copies of the Batmobile in late 1966. Barris and his crew pulled a mold from the #1 Batmobile and created 3 fiberglass copies. These replicas were displayed at car shows and dragstrips and also made appearances where countless fans could see them.
Over 45 years later the 1966 TV Batmobile is still one of the most iconic and popular cars in the world.
CHASSIS & BODY Layout Front engine/rear drive Body Construction Steel Tires 15" Firestone Wide-Oval, Mickey Thompson and US Royal Laredo Tires currently in use 235/75R15 BF Goodrich Radial T/A Original Wheels 15x7 single rib Rader cast-alloy five spoke Rims used in the 70's & 80's 15" Appliance Wire Wheels Rims used in the 90's and 2000's 15" Dragway Deep Dish Rims currently in use 15x7 Tri-Ribb III by Radir Wheels