|Or "Bat Car," if you'd rather.|
|A little polyfilla, a little paint...|
Great lines, though.
|Cadillac Cyclone, 1959 (hate to get rear-ended by that!)|
|GM Firebird II, 1956. Again, note the lack of bumpers.|
|Ford X2000, 1958. Potential impact points again at the fore.|
|A star is born!|
|Winfield, far right, introducing Robert Vaughn to the new star of the show|
(note pained expression/sadistic smile).
|Or, if all else fails, open door and fire revolver.|
To make matters worse, the car came to the show with a personality all its own, which the actors disliked right from the git-go. To begin with, one could lower oneself into the car with relative dignity, but there was no graceful way to climb out of it (a difficulty particularly critical for female cast members).
|"I'll give you six reasons why I'm not getting in!"|
|Stephanie Powers, demonstrating a woman's preferred seating option.|
|Another lovely woman pointedly NOT inside the car.|
This guy bought one -- a dream come true! -- until he took it for a spin.
The AMT model is back on hobby store shelves. There is even an U.N.C.L.E. modkit. I considered buying -- but the vicarious thrill of this unboxing was enough to dissuade.
"Be photographed with Bat Car!" Fifty cents from 1966 would be roughly $3.75 today. A similar shill was parked to fleece the rubes at Toronto's FanExpo last summer -- $20 for the privilege. Another "dream" deferred, thank you.