Since being acquired by the John Staluppi Collection it was fitted with subtle turn signals and a few other touches to make it road legal. Interestingly, the original 1966 Batmobile was actually a concept car originally built in 1954 in Italy by Ghia. It was based on a 1955 Lincoln Futura and after being displayed at the Chicago Auto Show it fell into a private collection, over 10 years later 20th Century Fox were rushing the production of the ’66 TV series so they had the Ghia Futura modified by George Barris.
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