1949 “Batman and Robin” Serial/ 1949 Mercury Eight Convertible 9CM-76

Did you know what the Batmobile used for 1949 “Batman and Robin” serial was a 1949 Mercury Convertible. Like in the 1943 serial, the same car also happened to be Bruce Wayne’s regular transportation. The only difference between Batmomble and Bruce Wayne’s car was that the top was put up when it was in use as the Batmobile.

1949 Mercury Eight Convertible 9CM-76 + Batmobile, Batman and Robin Serial 1949

According to Johnny Duncan, the actor who played Robin in the serial, they actually went through six cars during filming. Though powerful, the Mercury was a very heavy car that didn’t corner all that well. So whenever they wrecked one, they would just swap cars and continue shooting.

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