Though we can’t get a DVD collection of the entire 1960s Batman series, we can drop a ton of money and get an officially licensed, full-scale replica, of the 1966 Batmobile to impress our friends. The Batmobile includes all the finer features of the television classic such as a Rocket exhaust flamethrower, a show quality paint job, Bat spinners on the rim, red beacon light, Batbeam antenna grid that raises between the front windshields, and many more features.
The Batmobile is pieced together from a 1970’s Lincoln Town car and only eight cars a year will be produced. What’s really interesting is the company, Fiberglass Freaks, spend six months building each car to “exacting detail.” If you really want one of these amazing beauties, you’re going to need deep pockets. The deposit alone is $50,000, with the final bill totaling $150,000. On the plus side, you could probably turn around and sell this for a nice profit, one of the company’s cars sold for auction recently for $216,000.
You know, I used to really lust after supercars as a kid. Had pictures on my wall of Countaches and Porsches. Since I was in my 20s, though, I haven’t really felt that same pull. Watching all the cars they put on Top Gear, I’ve been far more likely to say, “Wow, that’s WAY too expensive” than “Wow. If I had the cash, I would TOTALLY buy that car!”
This car? I would TOTALLY buy that car.
If I had the money – this baby would so be in my garage.
Had the money? Hell yeah! Then put one HELL of a sound system in that thing and blast old-school metal just for the fun of it.
I have an old diecast car of the batmobile that I used to love to play with as a kid, and I would simply love to have one of these babies. Oh to be rich…