It had made a cameo appearance in a 1959 Glenn Ford/Debbie Reynolds movie called “It Started With a Kiss.” Barris bought it shortly thereafter.
He estimated he put about ,000 into transforming it into the Batmobile.
These were regulars at car shows, movie premieres and promotional appearances.
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But the 10-year-old Lincoln Mark II-based show car underpinning the Batmobile was out-dated, and unreliable because it had never been intended for heavy acceleration and movie stunt work.
The original Lincoln 285-horsepower, 365-cubic-inch V-8 and drivetrain was soon replaced with that of a new Ford Galaxie, a 390-cubic-inch V-8 good for 265 horsepower.