George Barris, the car designer who created the iconic Batmobile for the 1966 Adam West Batman TV series has died. He was 89 years old. His son Brett Barris shared the sad news on Facebook.
“Sorry to have to post that my father, legendary kustom car king George Barris, has moved to the bigger garage in the sky. He passed on peacefully in his sleep at 2:45 am. He was surrounded by his family in the comfort of his home. He lived his life they way he wanted til the end. He would want everyone celebrate the passion he had for life and for what he created for all to enjoy.”
The 1966 Batmobile is one of the most famous and recognizable cars in the world. R.I.P. George Barris.