Wednesday, December 24, 2014

5k: Honey Boo Boo BatMobile: 1966 Fiberfab Banshee

A long time ago, in an alternate dimension, a young Bruce Wayne is orphaned.  His parent's wealth is soon depleted by a drunken Alfred's gambling spree and young Bruce is cast into the abyss of foster care.  He is a nice kid and soon enough adopted by Mama June and Honey Bear of Honey Boo Boo fame. Hours turn to years and Bruce's anger towards the world is not tempered. He eventually works enough part time hours at the local Walmart to build his first Batmobile.  Here it is.  Find this 1966 Fiberfab Banshee here on eBay currently bidding for $6,200 with a few days to go, located in Warren, MI.

"Little Brucie, it's time fo dinner." Mama June's shrill falsetto pierced the chilly evening air like the bolt from a crossbow.  "These door pulls will double as grappling hooks" muttered the future crime fighter under his breath.  "BRUCIE.  Spaghettios is gettin cold."  "Bite your tongue evil harpie" growled Batman from under the red beast.  "What'd you just say BOY?" "Nothing, Mama June, nothing."

Batman popped the hood and examined the Ford 289 cubic inch V8.  "Air cleaner is way too small, gonna need to get Luke Fox to make a bigger one at the Gotham High School auto shop." "BRUCIE, Honey Boo Boo is eye'n yer dinner, best hurry up."  Bruce admires the craftsmanship of the Banshee mounted on what is claimed to be an Austin-Healey 100-6.  "I'll be there in a eat the dinner I need, not the dinner I deserve" he grumbles. 

Bruce lifts the gullwing style door and checks out the dilapidated interior.  That old Budweiser box might make some decent body armor if sew it into the remnants of this headliner...  "BRUCIE, git the plunger from the shed. THE BIG PLUNGER.  Honey Bear done eat'd himself a bur-eee-to at lunch today an he's looking mighty green!"  "Yes Mama June."  As soon as I get the BatMobile together, I'm outta here.

See a better supercar for a redneck superhero?


  1. The Budweiser and Twix boxes shown in the interior was a nice touch.

  2. The seller's name is actually Bruce.

    Well played DT, well played.

  3. fiberfab banshee
    only 12 of these exist
    59 austin

    has a nice rumble
    289 power plant
    plenty of power

    needs some love does run
    guy that owns car never drove
    i went through the brakes

    car would be bad ass
    once done it would be very cool
    gull wing doors work well

  4. This one tweaks me a bit, fascinating, the whole Fiberfab history is kinda interesting, those wheels alone are worth some money...

  5. First, Kudos to DT for another inspired post. I like the twisted path your mind travels sometimes!

    Now, to the car. Heck, I did not remember this Fiberfab, but I LIKE it. The body lines and dimensions are attractive from pretty much every angle. Since I remember more than one Austin Healey with a SBF conversion, there is no reason that this thing could not be a load of fun.

    The ratty interior is the biggest turn off for me. I have never tackled a "redecoration" project like that one.


  7. The body lines on this thing combined with the price make it something painful to turn away from. I've seen a Fiberfab only once in my life and the build quality reminded me of one of those red Dixie cups, but without the stability. Still, a modern engine, transmission or electric set up and this thing would be an absolute stunner. Who cares if it doesn't have the pedigree if it's prettier and runs how you like it?

  8. I was about 10 years old when I took this picture with my first camera---a Diana F.
    Taken in 1965 at my neighbors house---who was good buds with the founder of Hawaiian Tropic in Daytona Beach.
    This one was on a Triumph tr-3 chassis.
    Volvo 1800

  9. Classic DT post that draws us back time and time again!

    This Fiberfab is totally scary except at 50 plus feet.


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