The 1966 TV Series Batmobile (commonly referred to as the '66 Batmobile) is a Hot Wheels casting based on the Batmobile featured on the original Batman TV series. The tool debuted in the 2007 New Models.
The Batmobile itself was created in the astonishingly short time of three weeks by custom car guru George Barris, who had previously purchased Lincoln's elegant 1955 "Futura" Concept Car. With new 1960s-style wheel arches, a few bat-like styling cues and a coat of black paint, the space-age Futura began a new life as the Dark Knight's ride.
The car was first released in 2007 as a prototype. The prototype debuted in the 2007 New Models with a ZAMAC body.
The 1966 TV Series Batmobile has been released in the following versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Chassis Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|2007||Prototype||Unpainted||None||Black / Plastic||Tinted (Blue)||Gray||5SP||Malaysia|
|015 / 180||2007||2007 New Models||Black||Red Pinstripes on sides, White and Red Batman logo on sides||Black / Plastic||Tinted (Blue)||Gray||5SP||K6147||Malaysia||Grill variations: honeycomb (common) and smooth (rare); Also with a 5DOT wheels (rare)|
|2007||San Diego ComicCon Exclusive||Black||Red Pinstripes on sides, hood and trunk, Batman logo on sides||Black / Metal||Clear||Black||
RR5SP w/ Red axle
|L7853||China||Only 8,000 produced; Came in an acrylic case|
|2008||RLC Exclusive||Spectraflame Black||Red Pinstripes on sides, hood and trunk, Batman logo on sides||Black / Metal||Clear||Black||RL||L8694||China||Only 13,428 produced|
|2008||Dream Halloween's CAAF (Children Affected by Aids Foundation)||Metalflake Blue||Orange pinstrype and Halloween logo||Clear||Metalflake Orange||RR5SP|
|133 / 190||2009||2009 Hot Wheels||Black||Red and White bat logo and Red pinstripe on sides||Black / Plastic||Tinted (Blue)||Gray||FTE||P2453||Malaysia||Base code(s): B16, B23; Named '66 Batmobile|
|2010||2010 Convention - Mexico||Chrome||Red pinstripes on sides, Red and White Batman logo on doors||Unpainted / Metal||Clear||Black||RL||R8460||Thailand||Only 3,000 produced|
|2012||Convention||Chrome Gold||Red Pinstripes on sides, hood and trunk, Batman logo on sides||Chrome Gold / Metal||Clear||Gray||Gold RR5SP||X0575||Malaysia|
|03 / 08||2012||Batman Vehicles Then and Now||Black||Red and White bat logo and Red pinstripe on sides||Black/ Plastic||Tinted (Blue)||Gray||5SP||X4326||Malaysia|
|3 of 4||2012||26th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention October 2012||Gold||Red Pinstripes on sides, White and Red Batman logo on sides||Clear|
|03 / 08||2012||Batman Series 03/08||Black||Red Pinstripes on sides, White and Red Batman logo on sides||Black / Plastic||Tinted (Blue)||Gray||5SP||X4326||Malaysia|
|2012||Happy Halloween!||Metalflake Purple||White stripes on sides and across top, Orange trim and Batman emblem on sides||Black / Plastic||Tinted (Orange)||Gray||5SP||W4469||Malaysia|
|062 / 250||2013||HW Imagination - Batman||Black||Red and Gray pinstripes on sides, White and Red Batman logo on sides||Black / Plastic||Clear||Gray||MC5||X1710||Malaysia||Base code(s): E41, E45, E49; Named Classic TV Series Batmobile|
|2013||Retro Entertainment - Batman||Black||Red Pinstripes on sides, hood and trunk, Red and White Batman logo on sides||Black / Metal||Clear||Gray||RRLW5||X8906||Malaysia||Base code(s):?; Named Classic TV Series Batmobile|
|065 / 250||2014||HW City - Batman 75th Anniversary||Black||Silver and Red stripes on sides and across top, Batman logo on sides||Black / Plastic||Clear||Gray||MC5||BFC77||Malaysia||Base code(s): F52, G03; Named TV Series Batmobile|
|04 / 08||2014||75 Years of Batman Series 04/08||Black||Red Pinstripes on sides, hood and trunk, White and Red Batman logo on sides||Black / Plastic||Clear||Gray||5SP||CCK71||Thailand||Base code(s):?;Named TV Series Batmobile|
|01 / 08||2015||Batman||Black||Red Pinstripes on sides, hood and trunk, White and Red Batman logo on sides||Black / Plastic||Clear||Gray||5SP||?||Malaysia||Base code(s):?; Named Batman: Classic TV Series Batobile|
|1/5||2016||Batman Series||Spectraflame Black||Black "TH" outlined in Red. Gray "Ghost" Flames. Red trim and Red Bat Logo on doors outlined in White||Gray / Plastic||Clear||Gray||RR5SP||DHT88||Malaysia||Base code(s): J05|
From the back of the 2007-card:
At long last the classic 1966 TV show Batmobile™ is available from Hot Wheels®! Built from a 1955 Lincoln Futura, details from this classic car from the double bubble windshield to the bat-emblem door panels, have been carefully recreated and approved by original TV Batmobile™ creator George Barris.
Fun fact: George Barris built this Batmobile™ in only three weeks. It is currently on show at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California.
|Curb weight:||5500 lb. (≈ 2,500 kg)|
|Wheelbase:||129 in. (≈ 3.3 m)|
|Length:||225 in. (≈ 5.7 m)|
|Width (Front)||84 in. (≈ 2.1 m)|
|Width (Rear):||79 in. (≈ 2.0 m)|
|Height:||48 in. (≈ 1.2 m)|
|Fins:||84 in. (≈ 2.1 m)|
|Engine:||390ci, V-8 (≈ 6.4 L)|
|Transmission:||B&M Hydro Automatic (2nd transmission)|
|Layout:||Front engine/rear drive|
|Tires Used:||Firestone Wide-Oval, Mickey Thompson and US Royal|
|Wheels:||15x7 single rib Radir cast-alloy five spoke|
|Second Frame:||1966 Ford Galaxie lengthened 11 inches (≈ 28 cm)|
Look for 1/43 and 1/18 scale models of this 1966 TV Batmobile™ coming in the fall of 2007!