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1966 Batmobile Replica Took 9 Years to Build, Texan Batman Fan Proud of His Work

Now that we’re almost ready to cross the 2014 finish line, many people like to make a list of the things they achieved, or perhaps failed to accomplish over the year. We’re really not into this sort of stuff (it would probably only lead to a long list of To-Dos for 2015), but we are here to ask you what you’ve achieved over the last nine years.
1966 Batmobile Replica from Texas 10 photos
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Before you answer, you should know one Batman fan in Texas spent the last nine years building his own replica of the 1966 Batmobile. The creation is amazingly close to the original cars, featuring all the wacky gadgets Batman’s ride offered. From the analogue, in-car telephone and the red light on the roof, to all the lights and signs of the original, there are tons of goodies on this DIY effort.

By the way, if you own a powerful ride, don’t ever let the Texan Batmobile replica overtake you. When then thing’s rear end packs a pair of parachutes and can spit fire, who known what might happen?

While we’re not aware of the base vehicle hiding under the superhero body, motivation comes from a Chevy V8 crate engine, probably a 350. While we haven’t seen the working man’s Batmobile in action, we can be certain the thing sounds like a blast.The story of the original Batmobile
It’s not difficult to understand why the automotive aficionado built himself a replica of the 1966 Batmobile. The original, which was hand-built in Turin, Italy, cost a whopping $250,000. That was actually the Lincoln Futura concept car, which was converted into the Batmobile in about... three weeks.

We imagine the guy driving around and telling people his car is “as seen on TV”, since the 1966 Batmobile was used for the television show.

 
 
 
 
 

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