Morgan's car is considered by many to be one of the finest 1966 Batmobile replicas ever built. Not a "kit car", but a finely crafted one-of-a-kind hand built custom car. Built on a 4 wheel disk brake 1976 Lincoln chassis. Powered by a 1999 Mustang GT 4.6l with a 5 speed transmission. No area of the car has been overlooked, from the trunk drip rails to the factory-looking doors and door jambs. The car will feature many of the chrome elements of the original car, including the door sweeps, dash trim, windshield frames, and more.
As a young boy, Morgan Lachmanec spent many a weekend at the local dump, scrounging bicycles to bring home to repair and customize. At the age of 12, Morgan purchased his first issue of Hot Rod Magazine, which contained a feature article on '55 - '57 Chevies. Two years later he was tearing into his first car- a beat up '57 210 four-door sedan. The 210 never saw the road again, but only because a more viable '57 Belair was acquired in Morgan's 16th year. Completely restored over the span of four years and driven and enjoyed for many miles.
Many cars have come and gone since, but the Belair remains after more than 20 years of service.
The work Morgan did restoring his favourite cars helped land him a job as an automotive technician at the local GM dealer. After serving a four year apprentiship, Morgan went on to open his own business, ARTISAN AUTOMOTIVE. Morgan has never written a resume, but he has built a few - letting his cars do the talking.
In 2004 Morgan set out to build the finest 1966 Batmobile ever to be offered for sale. Building a scratch-built replica of the 1966 Batmobile has been Morgan's most ambitious project to date and has earned him the respect of the top replica builders in his field.
After four years of balancing building the car and making a living to support his wife and four boys, Morgan's hard work is coming to fruition, and the 66 Batmobile is close to being completed (stay tuned).
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