Upon his return in 1966, the Batmobile emerged from its slumber and caught they eye of Green Acres Ice Cream, a DC Comics licensee, which leased the car and painted it in an official Batman color scheme, now adorned with special decals. It was pressed into promotional service and returned to Robinson at the end of the year, though with a business to run, he later sold the car in 1967. Unfortunately, it would lay abandoned in a New Hampshire field for the better part of four decades.
In 2008, it emerged from its resting place in very rough condition and exchanged hands multiple times, finally ending up in the ownership of Alicia and Sid Belzberg. They enlisted restoration expert Mario Borbon to bring the car back to life. It took Borbon a remarkable 11 months of non-stop, full-day work to bring the car to its current splendor…though that effort certainly shows.