Bob Butts Style 1966 Batmobile Replica. Partially finished. As you are probably already aware there are no more replica kits being made by the kit manufacturers since DC put a halt to the dealer sales a few years ago. The only authorized dealer for these replicas is Fiberglass Freaks and they only sell completed cars. The Bob Butts replicas are the most desired of all the kits because they were molded off one of the original Batmobiles. The other replicas are “sculpted” to mimic the dimensions of the Batmobile. This body is made from a flame retardant vinyl ester resin, which is extremely strong but lightweight. It is mounted to a 1978 Lincoln Continental. The car came from Florida and was in excellent shape. The bodywork, paint and final assembly are still needed. The body was cut off leaving floor, trunk and firewall. The frame was sandblasted and painted with POR 15. New brakes and brake lines were done. The engine was pulled and rebuilt. It has been repainted red and runs strong. A new low profile air cleaner was added. The manifolds were ceramic coated silver. New hoses, red spark plug wires, spark plugs and coil were added. A new high output Powermaster alternator, chrome valve covers, electric fan and an EZ wiring kit were added. The new fan is not wired yet. Metal tubing skeleton framework was made and the body mounted. The doors are hinged and swinging, needing final adjustments and body work. New OEM exhaust system was installed. I wanted it to be quiet like the original Lincolns since I had planned on installing the Turbine sound running out of rear speakers. New B&M floor shifter has been added and is operational. The canopy windshields are made of ¼” aircraft grade Lexan. The rear turbine housing has been installed. The three chrome rocket tubes have been mounted and are adjustable. The door panel’s arch, and seats have been professionally upholstered as well as the rear louvered deck panel and the box under the rear arch. I have a professionally made (expensive) dual battery wiring set up and dual battery switch ready to install as I was planning on moving the battery(s) to the compartment behind the seats. I also have a Dakota Digital gear selector with digital read out.
Location: North Attleboro, Massachusetts, United States
See listing: Bob Butts Style 1966 Batmobile Replica (Partially finished) (from October 4, 2017)