Buy A Batmobile

On January 12th, 1966, the original Batman television series that featured Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin hit the television screens, and everyone who watched fell in love with the caped crusader and their famous car...and if you ever dreamt about owning your very own Batmobile, now you can.

Yes. Batman's famous car from the 1966 series is in production at a small company called Fiberglass Freaks in Logansport, Indiana, but they’re not your average car....they are one-of-a-kind.

Mark Racop, owner of Fiberglass Freaks builds 1966 Batmobile replicas and they are available to anyone who has enough money to buy one.

Racop’s replicas are full-scale, driveable cars that have sold all over the world. And D.C. Comics has authorized Racop to build them as officially licensed collectibles.

The original Batmobile was built from a 1955 Lincoln Futura show car that never went into production.

The 1955 Lincoln Futura
There was only one, and it was converted into the Batmobile in 1965 by famed auto Kustomizer George Barris.

Barris was of course known for creating many cars for tv shows at the time, and if you visit his garage in Los Angeles, some are still on display.

Racop’s Batmobile replicas begin life as mid-70's Lincoln Town Cars. They keep only the chassis, engine, transmission, and the floor pan.

They form the fiberglass bodies from their own molds. Fiberglass Freaks manufactures 90% of the car in-house, although they out-source some of the decorative metal pieces.

“We use water and laser jet cutters and machine shops to speed up production, increase quality, and make things in a more cost-effective manner. But even the parts we have custom-made have to be modified,” Racop said. “You can’t just walk into your local NAPA and buy a 1966 Batmobile steering wheel. We have to prep, weld, grind, wire, prime, and paint the wheel, and then do final assembly of the 40 parts. Everything takes time. Our roll top dashboard doors take two weeks to complete after the parts come back from the machine shop!”

Each car is loaded with special bat gadgets, one of which is a rocket exhaust tube that shoots a two-foot flame out the back of the vehicle.

“We put a propane tank in the trunk and operate the flamethrower from hidden switches under the dash. We live in a tactile world. Everything has to do something. Whether you’re working the headlights, the red flashing beacon light, or the DVD player in the dashboard, every button, knob, or switch has some kind of function.”

In addition to the flamethrower, the cars feature electric actuators for the hood and trunk, a green flashing radar screen called the Detect-a-scope, and a gold antenna grid called the Batbeam.

“The Batbeam,” Racop explained, “is that gold flyswatter thing between the front windshields. It raises and lowers on an automatic antenna. On the show, the Batbeam could cut through 18 inches of steel and 3 feet of concrete. Ours raises and lowers to the ooos and ahhhs of fans.”

If you are a fan of the Batman '66 and you want your very own working Batmobile, click HERE for more info.  The cars run from $100,000 to $250,000.  If you are looking for more history of the original Batmobile, click HERE.

We love Mark Racop for being such a dedicated fan of Batman '66 that he made a business out of it, and he is able to provide the greatest car ever made to the masses. YES....we ❤️this VERY MUCH!!!
Buy A Batmobile Buy A Batmobile Reviewed by #IheartHollywood on January 16, 2019 Rating: 5


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