: The First 'real' Batmobile was a Cadillac!

06-13-05, 09:17 AM
The History of the Batmobile (http://www.batmobilehistory.com/1943-batmobile.php)

The first live action Batman film was a serial produced by Columbia in 1943. Like most other serials, these were low-budget affairs that were run once a week, featuring "cliffhanger" type endings to draw audiences back for the next installment. Lacking the funding of later Batman projects, the "Batmobile" was simply a factory-stock convertible.

For the 1943 serial, a 1939 Cadillac was used as both the Batmobile and as Bruce Wayne's personal car. Generally the position of the convertible top signified which the car was: "top up" mean "Batmobile, while "top down" meant "Bruce Wayne's car."


DopeStar 156
06-13-05, 11:02 AM
Who is Batman?! Run his plates officer.

06-13-05, 01:35 PM
Cool! I didn't know that...

Night Wolf
06-13-05, 03:11 PM
I heard that the batmobile in the 60's was a Lincoln concept car that the guy bought from Ford for $1 because the guys at Ford thought it was useless.....

06-13-05, 10:49 PM
Cool! I didn't know that...

It is cool, and I was kinda surprised too!! :)

06-13-05, 11:37 PM
huh...I didn't notice the pic the first time I read this...I like it! A guy around the corner from me has a 30-something Caddy...all light tan w/ light tan interior. "OG Caddy" is the custom license plate...He's also got all kinds of old Monte's, Impalas, and a really cool boat tail Riviera, along with his dad's '71 Barracuda, which is tubbed and runs a monster 440. What I just said is not at all related, I just realized... sorry :)