Officially Licensed Retro Batmobile Replicas

September 30, 2010


Some company called Fiberglass Freaks (I'm more of an Asbestos Freak myself) is manufacturing officially licensed replicas of the 1966 Batmobile Adam West used to drive when he wasn't too busy pretending to climb building exteriors. And all for $150K! Move over, that Ferrari I had my eye on!

Each car takes six months to build and features an array of working gadgets, including a red flashing beacon, a radar screen called 'Detect-a-scope', a retractable, gold-coloured 'Batbeam' and a dashboard DVD player.

The flamethrower in the original Batmobile was the result of the car's turbine engine, but the replica uses a propane tank - mounted in the boot - to create the same effect.

The Lincoln Futura on which the Batmobile is based was never actually put into production, but after finding a body shell on eBay in 2004, Racop had the basis of his replica.

The chassis and running gear come from a Lincoln Town Car, onto which a fibreglass body is placed. The licence from D.C. Comics limits the company to making just eight per year, which renders it one of the world's most exclusive production cars.

TUMBLER I'D PREFER A TUMBLER. I mean this thing's super cool and all, it's just a little...dated for my taste. But hey, if you're a middle-aged man popping a childhood chubby for the thing, who am I to judge? JUST THE MAN FOR THE JOB, THAT'S WHO! ZOMG your wife is gonna kill you. The hair plugs look great though, barely noticeable. I'm kidding, they've been screaming at me since the moment you walked in.

Hit the jump for several more shots of the "holy stop-short Batman, your hand's on my breast!"





Fiberglass Freaks Official Site (with more pics and info)
Buy a Batmobile for £100,000 [yahoo]

Thanks to Jimmy, nilblog, Disposablesteve, christos and Sam, who are all holding out for replica Batwings because where they're going they don't need roads. BOOMSHACKALACKA -- cross-franchise tie-in!

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