Entertainment Creator of the Batmobile, George Barris (2L), poses with characters dressed in costume ahead of a ceremony for Adam West, who played Batman in the original TV series, for the unveiling of his star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on April 5, 2012 in Hollywood, California.  In the early 1960’s, Batman was simply a cartoon character in a comic book that was close to cancellation, but Adam West’s performance in the ground-breaking TV adaptation propelled Batman into becoming one of the most-famous characters in modern fiction. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Published on November 6th, 2015 | by ASP

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(R.I.P)BATMOBILE CREATOR GEORGE BARRIS DEAD

370559 09: George Barris, left, is presented with the Life Career Award by actor Peter Fonda, right, at the 26th Annual Saturn Awards June 6, 2000 in Century City, CA. (Photo by Online USA)

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ANAHEIM - APRIL 17: Adrianne Curry,George Barris, Kevin Sorbo, Linda Wagner, Mickey Rooney, Robert Wall, Vern Troyer, Nichelle Nicols and William Shatner attend the Comic Con Convention on April 17, 2010 in Anaheim, CA California. (Photos by David Aguilera/BuzzFoto.com) Buzz Foto LLC http://www.buzzfoto.com/ 1112 Montana Ave Suite 80 Santa Monica CA 90403 1 310 441 4464 1 310 980 8822 1 310 691 3888 *** Local Caption *** George Barris

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 17:  Hollywood car creator George Barris (L) and actress Mamie Van Doren pose with the TV Batmobile at the Friars of Beverly Hills celebrity fundraiser dinner gala presenting their Life Achievement Award to Barris at the Friars of Beverly Hills on June 17, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

George Barris, the creator of the amazing 1966 Batmobile and many other legendary whips … has died.
Barris’ most famous car was surely the one Adam West drove during the “Batman” TV show. But he has a rich automotive history … he designed the ‘Munsters’ Koach, the truck for “The Beverly Hillbillies” and the modified Dodge Charger for “Thunder Alley.”
The Batmobile sold at auction in 2013 for $4.62 million.
Barris died early Thursday. We’re told he’d been battling a brain tumor. He was just shy of 90.


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