This is the first officially-licensed Batmobile, and now it’s up for auction
If you have ever dreamt of owning the Caped Crusader’s car, here is your best opportunity to own the first known Batmobile, which was officially-licensed by DC Comics. Based on a 1956 Oldsmobile 88, the Batman vehicle was hand-built in 1960 and is now up for grabs on Heritage Auctions. Recently restored and resurrected, the Batmobile is closest resemblance to vehicles from 1940’s and 50’s Batman comics featuring a signature bat-like nose and a central back-end fin.
The 1963 Batmobile was designed and completed in about three years by Forrest Robinson. The car, originally made in silver color was painted black and red to complement the Batmania. The Batmobile then spent three years travelling around the country as a promotional vehicle until it was replaced with the Lincoln Futura (from the TV series) in 1966.
Since 1966, the ‘63 Batmobile had changed hands several times until 2013. Last year the restoration work was started on the Batmobile, which was completed earlier this year and now this very first Batmobile ever is up for auction for a starting bid of $90,000. The internet bidding for the desirable vehicle will end on December 5 and it will be auctioned on December 6.