We decided to revisit the classic 1960s Batman TV show and pick out some of the coolest crime-fighting and villainous vehicles we could find.
So here’s our rundown of the 9 most coolest classic batman vehicles. If we’ve missed out your favorite let us know in the comments!
#9. Parachute Pickup Service Van
After fans wrote into the show complaining about Batman’s complete disregard for littering the streets with used Batmobile parachutes, the show equipped Alfred with a Batmobile Parachute Pickup Service Van to go and retrieve the chutes from the street.
#8. Catwoman’s Kitty Car
Catwoman’s Kitty Car (or Cat-illac as it was also known) was first used to ‘kidnap’ The Joker as he left Jail, and came complete with whiskers and a tail. Powered by a Corvair engine and with fully independent air/oil suspension, this hand-built beauty also featured an electric opening hood, doors, and roof.
#7. The Batcycle
The Batcycle was Batman’s backup mode of transport should the Batmobile be in need of a service. Amazingly the Batcycle also included a handy sidecar for Robin that could detach itself and become a fully independent mode of transport. The original Batcycle was a 1959 Harley Davidson with side car.
#6. The Penguin’s Solid Gold Tank
In the episode “Penguin’s Disastrous End”, The Penguin built himself a tank out of solid gold which he used to leave a trail of destruction across Gotham City. He also ran right over Chief O’Hara’s squad car crushing flat.
#5. The Batcopter
The dynamic duo rounded off their crime fighter stable by adding a Helicopter to the growing arsenal which included the Batmobile, Batcycle, Batboat, and now the Batcopter. The Batcopter was real helicopter based on the Bell 47 design, which first appeared along with the Batboat and Batcycle in the 1966 movie.
#4. The Joker Mobile
The Joker-Mobile appeared in the episode The Joker’s Last Laugh” and was a custom build of the Mongrel T that was used in Elvis Presley’s movie “Easy Come Easy Go”.
#3. The Batboat
First seen in the 1966 Batman movie, the Batboat enabled Batman and Robin to quickly navigate the seas armed to the teeth as they avoided exploding sharks in pursuit of The Penguin’s submarine.
#2. The Penguin’s Submarine
In the 1966 Batman full length movie, the Riddler, Penguin, Joker and Catwoman all club together to buy a pre-atomic submarine. After fitting the sub with flippers the super villains got ot work shooting torpedoes and Polaris missiles at anyone in their way.
#1. The Batmobile
Well it was always gonna be number one on the list wasn’t it? This iconic 1966 Batmobile was built exclusively for the TV show, and built from a $250,000 1955 Ford Lincoln concept car.
In 1940’s Detective Comics, the Batmobile made its debut. Since then, it has changed along with the character. Many variations include a jet engine, barriers to keep attackers out, and an autopilot that enables the vehicle to operate without Batman. I hope you enjoyed reading about these incredible Batman vehicles.
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