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Made for Movie Batmobile

Made for Movie Batmobile in Batman Forever, Movie, 1995 IMDB

Class: Cars, Custom — Model origin: US

Made for Movie Batmobile

Position 00:50:08 [*][*][*][*] Vehicle used a lot by a main character or for a long time

Comments about this vehicle


Lexx HU

2006-01-20 15:39

It's not unknown. It's a Batmobile with a ZZ3 Chevrolet racing engine from 1995. It dosen't need a maker:)

-- Last edit: 2006-01-20 15:45:17

stronghold EN

2006-01-25 02:55

I believe most of the Batmobiles were built by George Barris (..or made by the engineers at the Barris custom shop.!)
Here is a picture of Barris with three Batmobiles.!

-- Last edit: 2010-01-07 22:01:15 (G-MANN)

antp BE

2006-01-25 09:56

We could use "Barris" as make then?

Junkman UK

2006-01-25 12:08

At least the ones used in the Tim Burton movies cannot be associated with George. They were built in England. But what keeps us from asking George? He can be contacted via his webpage.

-- Last edit: 2006-01-25 14:36:18

stronghold EN

2006-01-25 15:46

I was checking last night..but could not find who made the newer film batmobiles.!
I believe Barris could be used as a make ... as there is usually ..not too much of the original car left... to call it (..whatever..) the car was based on.!
Barris has made alot of the TV & Film cars ... lots of specials ..including the Munsters cars,Monkeemobile,Black beauty (Green Hornet) etc....
..and he even has his own Emblem ... (picture from http://www.barris.com/)
[Image: barriscrest8va.5117.jpg]

-- Last edit: 2010-01-07 22:01:07 (G-MANN)

Junkman UK

2006-01-25 17:29

The Munster Koach and Dragula were actually outsourced by George, due to too many commitments for the movie industry at the time. They were therefore designed and built by none other than Tom Daniel, who never received the credit for them that he deserves. Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth submitted designs as well, which were actually made by his friend Ed Newton. They were rejected in favour of the Barris/Daniel effort.

I strongly disagree with calling the Batmobiles 'Barris', since he can only be credited with one for certain, the Lincoln Futura based '1966', for which the actual concept car was molested and therfore destroyed forever.

Who built the Batmobiles in the Tim Burton films? According to what I've heard from people actually working at the movie set, they were built in England on chassis found in local scrapyards, one a Chevy Caprice, one a Buick Riviera, by a team of people assigned to the job by the studios. Barris Customs was in no way involved in this, they most likely didn't even know about them until the movie was released.

stronghold EN

2006-01-25 17:39

Interesting info.!
Strange that Barris ..signs photos with three different Batmobiles.! :)
[Image: img00472xv.5445.jpg]

Junkman UK

2006-01-25 18:28

Like with the Munster Koach and Dragula, George Barris never had a problem taking credit for other people's efforts.

Anyway, I did some further research on the Tim Burton Batmobiles and found out that they were designed by the late Anton Furst. He actualy received an Oscar for this effort. As I keep repeating here, they were built from scrap chassis by a team assigned to the job by the movie makers in England.

-- Last edit: 2006-01-25 18:29:19

SpyGuy US

2008-08-08 07:44

http://www.1966batmobile.com - all Batmobiles listed.

HemiFan US

2009-02-28 21:39

While there is no doubt that Barris should rightfully take credit for the original Batmobile and, from what I have read, the Munster Coach and Dragula, every other car that he claims to have made is in fact not made by him. For instance, he has taken credit for the Monkeemobile, Black Beauty (Green Hornet), the General Lee among others. He has also taken credit for the A-Team van which is most likely not correct either.


2011-04-15 21:23

This car is being used in a new movie called Arthur here is the trailer enjoy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtTVquZ2TFk :) :) :)

Skywatcher68 US

2012-10-05 18:47

HemiFan wrote While there is no doubt that Barris should rightfully take credit for the original Batmobile and, from what I have read, the Munster Coach and Dragula, every other car that he claims to have made is in fact not made by him. For instance, he has taken credit for the Monkeemobile

From what I've read, his name got associated with the MonkeeMobile because he restored it and supposedly made replicas as well. I'm guessing that's what has been going on with those other vehicles.

-- Last edit: 2012-10-05 18:47:44

darkknight BR

2014-03-21 04:16

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-- Last edit: 2014-03-21 04:24:53

michail2003 UA

2016-07-12 08:36


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