• Replica of 1966 Batmobile going up for auction at ’Historics at Brooklands’

"Holy Historics at Brooklands auction, Batman! The Batmobile’s going to be auctioned off in Surrey, UK, on June 2!"

Okay, that’s not exactly the best Robin impersonation in the world, but what he’s trying to say - or maybe, we’re trying to say - is that a replica of no less than the 1960s Batmobile is going up for sale at the Historics at Brooklands auction in Surrey on June 2.

Unlike other horrendously done Batmobiles we’ve seen in the past, this replica, which is based on a 1973 Lincoln Continental, is pretty much a clone of the George Barris-created original. It’s got all the styling cues and gadgets and gizmos found in the original, including an in-dashboard television, a rear parachute pod, boot mounted exhaust pipes, and, how can we forget, the immortal Batphone.

The owner of the car, Mark Perkins, attests to the reliability and attention-grabbing appeal of the Batmobile, something the prospective new owner will surely enjoy. The Batmobile also comes with a full year’s MoT test certificate and a UK V5 registration document, making it completely legal to drive out on the road.

Last, but not least, the winning bidder will also take home some pretty cool add-ons including extensive clippings of the car - it’s made a number of promotional appearances - as well as a number of showings of the car alongside Adam West, the original Batman of TV fame. How cool is that?!


Source: Historics

Kirby Garlitos
Kirby Garlitos
Automotive Aftermarket Expert - kirby@topspeed.com
Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read full bio
About the author
What do you think?
Show Comments


  (701) posted on 06.9.2011

The only car that I have seen with a good platform for a batmobile is the one on Toyota Prius. I don’t like the vintage version of this concept.

  (460) posted on 06.9.2011

haha. I just don’t get the concept of bat mobile and what is there use! I don’t like the platform of this car. I bet this would be just a pointless production.

  (205) posted on 08.3.2010

This knockoff is just so badly done on so many levels.

  (814) posted on 05.24.2010

Looks awful! I saw one auctioned at ebay.

  (511) posted on 05.23.2010

A totally goofy-ass replitard of the TV series Batmobile. Both Batman and Robin would be royally pissed-off at this one and opt for the daily driver. It is as if the car was fixed by a poor body shop. Lincoln chassis my arse. Good luck selling this lovechild.

  (366) posted on 05.19.2010

Holy crap what? I thought this baby is up for auction?

Car Finder: