There are numerous versions of the Batmobile, each one is very recognizable and legendary. Today, we’ll cover one of the first, featured in the 1960s TV series starring Adam West as Batman. The story of this Batmobile is an interesting one since it connects to one of the famous custom car builders of the era, George Barris (via Barris).
This Batmobile started life as a 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car. Although it looks striking, it was one of many similar concepts that fall into obscurity once their auto show days are over. Barris got the vehicle for a $1 price, and for years, it sat outside his shop in L.A. When the producers of the show asked him to make a Batmobile. He transformed the Lincoln Futura into the Dark Knight’s ride and the rest is history.