Adam West's Batmobile
During the 1960's, Batman the television showed episodes with Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward playing his
sidekick Robin. Batman has many different gadgets to help him stop crime at all cost, but probably the most
notorious gadget has got to be his Batmobile. This model of the Batmobile was featured not only in the T.V. show
but also in the 1966 Batman movie. Some history about the car is that it was modeled after a 1955 Lincoln Futura
designed by George Barris. Its painted black with red trimming as well as the bat logo on the side of the door.
Dean Jeffries was the original designer of the car but when ABC television wanted their vehicle finished in time for
the premiere of Batman, he turned it over to George Barris. Barris then hired Bill Cushenberry to work on the
modification of the car and the Ghia of Italy fabricated it. Although problems with the car occurred regularly
throughout the series. It was already 11-years-old when the show started and during mid-season the engine and
transmission were replaced with a Ford Galaxy's. It had Mickey Thompson tires that kept blowing which added to
maintenance costs. One of the reasons that makes the Batmobile so O.P. (over powered) are the many gadgets
that come installed into it. Here's a list of the gadgets that came with the car:
Emergency Bat-turn lever
Odor-sensitometer Radar Circuit
Batmobile Parachute Pickup Service Signal
Emergency Bat-trunk Lock
Anti Mechanical Bat-ray
Library Paste Bat-dissolving Switch
Hidden Bat-laser Beam
Homing Receiver Scope
Some of the original Gadgets:
nose-mounted chain slicer
The Batmobile along with its impressive features is also capable of a quick 180 degree "bat turn" thanks to the
rear mounted 10 foot parachutes (equipped with smoke emitter and nail spreader). If you thought that the
Batmobile was loaded with gadgets it also features rear-facing camera and a battering ram. Aside from the
gadgets the body and what's under the hood is quite impressive for a car in the 60's. Below are some statistics of
the car that like weight, engine type, and wheel size:
curb weight - 5500 lbs.
wheel base - 129 in.
Length - 230 in.
Width - 90 in.
Height - 48 in.
Fins - 84 in.
Engine - 390 in. cubed, V-8 (atomic turbine)
Transmission - B&M Hydro Auomatic
Interesting side note the license plates 2F-3567, Gotham City 1966, and Bat 1, were all the license plates
featured on the car throughout the series. Well that's all folks (sorry Porky Pig had to say it) thanks for choosing
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