Vancouver recently was the host of a huge comic Fan Expo at the new trade and convention centre, April 21-22, 2012. This was a great show, featuring toys and comics , as well as celebrity guests. The jewel of the show was the reason I attended, a hand built replica of the 1966 Batmobile . The car was a major hit at the show! For a small fee you could sit in the car and have pictures taken. What made me curious was where this car came from.
The gorgeous project was the dream of owner Morgan Lachmanec, of Wild West Garage of the Cowichan Valley, British Columbia. Not a kit car, the project began in 2004 and was completed just 3 weeks before the FanExpo in March 2012. The chassis is not a 1965-1966 Ford Galaxie as the 3 major replica cars are built on (nor a 1955 Lincoln Futura as the original is from), but it is on a Lincoln chassis, a 1976 Lincoln with four wheel disc brakes. The project car features a 1999 Ford Mustang 4.6L engine, 5 speed transmission and makes about 250 horsepower.
I don’t have many more details, but the car speaks for itself. It is a magnificent
replica that Morgan can be proud of. I do believe its up for sale too ( it was at the show at least), so if you are interested contact Morgan at his web site:
http://wildwestgarage.com/ Enjoy the photos and, as always, Happy Hunting!