The History of the Batmobile

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1967 - 1969

1967 Batmobile

The first of the "Futura" Batmobile's influence started in the comics when this Batmobile debuted in April 1967's "The Night Batman Destroyed Gotham City." The long, scalloped fins and twin-bubble windshield were directly influenced by the Futura, while other features such as the twin hood scoops, and stacked quad headlights reflected the then-new muscle car era. An arrowhead-shaped bat mask split the horizontal bar grill, and long side pieces started behind the front wheels and tapered to sharp "spears" pointing rearward. Though the design was used for a few years, it would be only a few months before a more direct translation of the TV car appeared in the comics.

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