Updated: 21 January 2013 21:45 | By Richard Aucock
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What is the Lincoln Futura concept car that the Batmobile's based on?



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The Lincoln Futura was created by Ford’s star designers of the time and built by Ghia in Italy at huge expense. It toured motor shows in 1955 and was also made into a model kit and toy car – as, of course, was the Batmobile too.

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