I am sure that the vast majority of men who visit this website, including me, had at least one toy that resembled the Batmobile when they were children. Batmobile is certainly one of the most famous movie cars of all times, without any major competition in second place. Maybe the KITT, but it was not as famous as the Batmobile.
Obviously, as men are just children with a larger income, a significant amount of replicas of the Batmobile were built during the years. The vast majority of them were poor copies of the original Batmobiles. One of the best replicas is the one here.
More precisely, we are talking about a Batmobile replica based on a 1973 Lincoln Continental chassis which was completed in 1988 by Bill Chaplin, a well known custom coachbuilder. This car wants to be a replica of the Batmobile that appeared in the movies back in 1966.
The 1966 Batmobile replica comes with a large clippings file, as it had a lot of promotional appearances, including a number of showings alongside Adam West, the star of the original Batman TV show as well as an appearance at the Batman stage show in the United Arab Emirates in 1993.
This 1966 Batmobile replica includes all the styling features of the original one, including a Batphone, boot mounted exhaust pipes, rear parachute pod and an in-dashboard television. Still, it is not a 1:1 replica of the Batmobile that appeared in the 1960s Batman and Robin original TV series by George Barris.
The good thing is that this replica is fully functioning and comes with a one year MoT test certificate along with a UK V5 registration document, offered by the current owner of the car, Mark Perkins.
Actually, Mark Perkins said that the car is ``extremely reliable and frequently driven``. He also said that ``Classic cars, and this one in particular, should be driven to be enjoyed, and I've loved taking it on the road over the years. However, my work with Historics at Brooklands will leave me little time to do so in the future, and so sadly it's time someone else derived pleasure of ownership``.
The 1966 Batmobile replica will be auctioned at the inaugural Historics at Brooklands in Surrey on June 2.
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