The Batmobile will ride again…

A fun job I’ve been working on for a while – documenting the restoration of one of the first Batmobiles ever created.  This car was originally built back in the early 1960’s as a home-built project – which was then rented by All-Star Dairies to promote their line of Batman-themed ice cream and beverages.  The car was built on an Oldsmobile chassis, with a totally custom fiberglass body.

The car sat for a number of years until 2013 when it was purchased by a collector who is committed to restoring it to it’s original glory.  The restoration is being completed in Sacramento by a fabricator who’s done work on a number of cars, including the convertible Buick driven by Tom Cruise in “Rain Man”.

They are hoping to have the car completed for the Sacramento Autorama show at Cal-Expo the weekend of Feb 14-16.

Here are some links to more info on the story:

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/02/08/first-batmobile-sold-will-be-restored/

http://bringatrailer.com/2013/04/26/bat-success-story-the-pre-barris-batmobile-gets-wings/

http://www.forgottenfiberglass.com/fiberglass-car-marques/one-offs/build-your-own-concept-car-the-1963-all-stars-dairys-batmobile/

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.591531224215936.1073741829.368659396503121&type=1&notif_t=like

 

And of course – some photos!

Batmobile-1-2 Batmobile-1-3 Batmobile-1-4 Batmobile-1-5 Batmobile-1-6 Batmobile-1-7 Batmobile-1-8 Batmobile-1

 

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