Famous car creator has Batmobile-style casket

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The man who created the original 1966 Batmobile for TV had a funeral procession fit for a car king.

George Barris' casket was decked out -- and it was very Batmobile-esque.



Many classic cars followed the funeral procession on the way to Barris' Celebration of Life service held Saturday in Glendale, California -- and friends and family wore matching jackets commemorating Barris' love of custom cars.

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"George always liked the big show, and the daughters and the granddaughters and the grandsons, we all put together this great send-off. A lot of work here," Barris' friend and publicist Edward Lozzi told KCBS.

Other famous TV vehicles included the truck from "Beverly Hillbillies" and KITT from "Knight Rider."

That's quite the list of famous clientele. Barris died at home Nov. 5. He was 89.

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Ben Affleck as Batman in the highly anticipated Batman v. Superman, slotted for a 2016 release. 

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Lewis Wilson as the inaugural Batman in Columbia Pictures 1943 release.

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The first Batman sequel in 1949. Batman is played by Robert Lowery.

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The next generation of Batman and the actor whom has played the role the most was Adam West in the 1960s and 1970s. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) 

20 years post Adam West came the Tim Burton era, where Michael Keaton portrayed the infamous bat. 

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Val Kilmer took on the role in Batman Forever in 1995

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Two years after Batman Forever, another new actor took on the titular role, George Clooney.

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In 2005 with Batman Begins, the franchise got a huge reboot due in part to director Christopher Nolan taking a darker less comical direction and to the casting decision of Christian Bale as Batman. 

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In the 1950's George Reeves stars as the original Superman. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)

In 1978 Christopher Reeve took on the role, producing one of the most iconic Superman performances to date.

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In 1993 Dean Cain took on the role in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman , the series went on to run for four seasons.

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In 2006 Brandon Routh starred in Superman Returns 

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Henry Cavill will be reprising the role from 2013's Man of Steel

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