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If you're still upset that you missed out on bringing home the $4.62 million 1966 Barris Batmobile, the internet may just have your redemption. Technically, the car created for the TV show wasn't the Caped Crusader's first ride. In the early '60s, All Star Dairies commissioned this machine to promote the company's Batman and Robin milk. The owner originally built the car between 1961 and 1963 using an Oldsmobile chassis (complete with a 350 V8) and a custom fiberglass body, and the dairy company approached the owner to lease it for two years to promote its comic-themed products. That makes this creation the world's first Batmobile, preceding the famous Barris machine by two years.

With wild fins, doors that actually slide into the bodywork and plenty of memorabilia from its illustrious past, the car is plenty cool. Unfortunately, the intervening four decades haven't exactly been kind to the vehicle, and it will need a full-on restoration. Right now there are four days left on the auction with an unanswered opening bid of $19,800. Check out the eBay Motors auction for more information.


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      papas63nova
      • 2 Years Ago
      If this car was built between 1961 & 1963 how did they put a 350 engine in it? The 350 wasn't produced until 1967.
      KaBoomBOX
      • 2 Years Ago
      I would have a hard time qualifying a "Batmobile" made for a dairy as genuine, even if the dairy was licensed to sell "Batman and Robin" ice cream. It doesn't really follow the styling of the Batmobile from the comics of the time.
      gdmn2find
      • 2 Years Ago
      I have to agree with the comments below regarding the original "batmobile". There was a serial showing the Batman back in the late 40's. I believe it was at local movie theaters. But it was just a plain black sedan as opposed to the car in this story or the one that was actually used on the TV show in the 60's.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      steblawar
      • 2 Years Ago
      I remember seeing the TV series Batmobile at a car show -- a Ford Galaxy in it's former life I believe. The body work was pretty bad up close, but that was before hi-def. and they didn't show close ups on the series They used a single speed automatic transmission to give the appearance of it being rocket powered ... you would never see it shift.
      klunkerboy
      • 2 Years Ago
      That would be a hoot to drive once restored!
      ashumate3
      • 2 Years Ago
      Where is the car they used in the old serials?
      popwoerm
      • 2 Years Ago
      The first Batmobile should be the 1950 Mercury Conv. used in a old black and white Batman movie.
      Mbukukanyau
      • 2 Years Ago
      they can keep it
      layintred
      • 2 Years Ago
      The first true Batman and Robin was in a 1940's Serial and their "Batmobile" was anything but cool.
      caddy-v
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wrong! GM's small block 350 didn't start production until 1967. Try 327 cu in.
        flynnhadskeath
        • 2 Years Ago
        @caddy-v
        Actually the Oldsmobile 350 didn't come out until 68, but of course it could have one by now. Originally a 394 would have been likely.
      Buckingham's
      • 2 Years Ago
      The 1953 lincoln Futura that became tv's Batmobile, customized by George Barris, is the onetrue batmobile, and it just sold at Mecum Auto Auction for 4.2 MILLION!
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