The History of the Batmobile

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Chris Canole


This custom Batmobile made a big impression online when it was claimed to be the then-upcoming Batman Begins Batmobile. In reality, it was designed by Chris Canole and built by Chris, Brian Hare, and David Coons over a period of three years, using a 1974 Corvette base and a big block 454 Chevy Cheyenne engine. About 20 surfboard blanks were attached to the Vette, with much of the bodywork being done using Bondo, fiberglass, and sculpted foam. The result was a lightweight, powerful custom.