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Thursday, 4 March 2010

9 Old School Batman Vehicles That Rocked

9 Old School Batman Vehicles That Rocked

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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.
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