BAM! POW! ZING! Holy I’d-chop-three-of-my-fingers-off-to-own-this, Batman!
Wealthy Hamptons geeks and kitschy crime fighters, this is the toy for you. Why settle for a tiny Hot Wheels Batmobile when you can afford to own an authentic, life-sized and working replica of what is arguably the greatest Batmobile in the history of DC Comics’ famous Dark Knight? And it will only set you back $200,000—no more than the cost of some custom developed shark repellant.
Made by Fiberglass Freaks (fiberglassfreaks.com) and also available from the quintessential purveyor of unique Rich Guy Toys, Hammacher Schlemmer, this road-ready classic has it all. Here’s what they had to say about the Authentic 1966 Batmobile on hammacher.com
So accurate it requires almost a year to complete, this is the officially licensed, roadworthy replica of the Batmobile featured in the iconic 1960s TV show. Built on a custom Lincoln chassis, this crime-fighting cruiser comes standard with a 430-horsepower, 383 Blueprint Crate engine and a Monster TH350 automatic transmission. Though equipped with neither atomic batteries for power nor turbines for speed, a rear-facing propane tank creates the same afterburner effect as the original.
The vehicle’s cockpit honors the gadgetry of the TV series with a blinking Batphone, switch-operated electric actuators that open the hood and trunk, and a rotating red beacon to alert citizens while in pursuit of fiendish criminals. Other intriguing, if less functional, accessories include a glowing detect-a-scope screen, a Batbeam ray that raises from a hood-mounted antenna, and empty rear parachute packs.
The vehicle’s exterior bears all the hallmarks of its namesake, from bubble-canopy windshields to chrome “rocket” tubes behind the rear windshield. Though the original Batmobile lacked rearview mirrors, this street-legal model comes with clamp-on side mirrors as well as a rear video camera. Special conditions and guarantee limitations apply. Batman and all related characters, vehicles, props, symbols, and other Batman elements, are trademarks and copyrights of DC Comics.
No Hamptons home that can afford one should be without a 1966 Batmobile. Atomic Batteries to power! Turbines to speed!
See more in the video from Fiberglass Freaks below.