The original Batmobile was first created as the Lincoln Futura concept car (Photo: Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com)
The Batmobile's rear-mounted Deist parachutes, for executing 180-degree turns (Photo: Phil Stafford / Shutterstock.com)
The Lincoln Futura Concept car as it appeared in the 1959 movie "It Started with a Kiss"
In the past few years, not only has the Corvette-like Batmobile from Batman Returns been put up for auction, but a jet-powered replica of that same style of Batmobile has also been created. A drivable copy of the Dark Knight-era Tumbler has likewise been built, along with a working replica of the associated Bat Pod motorcycle. For many people, however, the only “true” Batmobile is the original version driven by Adam West in the 1960s TV series – and it’s about to be put on the auction block, for the first time ever.
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