Well before Adam West donned his sexy skin-tight Bat Suit and hopped into the Ford version of the Batmobile, DC's "Dark Knight" had a little-known, slightly less sleek sled. The original 1940s era Batmobile was apparently a mix of VW Beetle and Cord style — with the requisite wings and fins, of course. Bob Dullum may have built a bitchin' Tumbler, but someone thought that was way too new, so they built a replica of the original Batmobile, which we've dropped below the fold, with somewhat less impressive results.

Beetle... check
"Custom" paint... check
Hand-fabricated bat wing... er... check

Great success. [BamKapow