The Gerry Anderson’s Secret Service TV series agent Fr Unwin’s ‘Batmobile’ was in fact a Model T Ford called Gabriel which Dinky reproduced in 1969 as the 109 Gabriel Model T Ford.
In the TV series a real Model T Ford was used as well as a 1/3 size radio controlled model for the marionettes.
The actual car still exists today in great condition and is owned by Charles Bussey.
For the full story on how this fantastic prop went from TV stardom to genteel retirement visit Moonbase Central, Paul Wood’s excellent site that covers just about every space toy ever released.
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