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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1966 Batmobile Replica

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Up for auction on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is a custom-built 1966 Batmobile replica riding on underpinnings from a 1985 Chevrolet Corvette.

“The Batman superhero was born as a creation of DC Comics in the late 1930s, and in the mid-1960s became the leading subject of a TV series,” AutoHunter notes in the vehicle’s listing. “Along with the leading character in the show debuted a George Barris-built custom two-seat car dubbed the Batmobile.”

This Batmobile, built in 2019 by restoration garage Batrod LLC in Riverhead, New York, features a custom nose, fender flares, tailfins and rounded glass panels surrounding the cockpit. It’s finished in glossy black paint and is equipped with a power-operated hood and trunk and a jet booster-inspired rear end with dual parachutes.

To see a walkaround tour of the car, see the video below:

The interior retains Corvette-derived equipment, including black vinyl bucket seats and matching door panels and dashboard. Batman-inspired updates include a Batman logo on the steering wheel, an inoperable accessory phone and a series of dash-mounted lights and buttons.

Power comes from an L98 350cid V8 dressed in Batmobile-themed accents and linked to a 4-speed automatic transmission.

The odometer reads 69,000 miles, although true chassis mileage is unknown.

This Batmobile’s auction ends October 29 at 11:20 a.m. PDT.

Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and gallery of photos.

Racheal Colbert
An experienced writer and editor, Racheal brings her enthusiasm for collector cars to her role as the Content Manager of the Collector Car Network. Former Content Writer and Marketing Manager in the tech and publishing industry, Racheal brings a fresh perspective to the Journal and the automotive world.

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