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#687304 - 01/08/17 05:41 AM Re: What's a George Barris Customized Camaro? [Re: Dave Rifkin]
IM RARE Offline

Registered: 07/06/09
Posts: 472
Loc: Wisconsin USA
I totally agree Dave no flak from me and the Batmoble is the only neat thing he did

#687583 - 01/10/17 03:06 PM Re: What's a George Barris Customized Camaro? [Re: fsc66]
DW31S Offline

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Registered: 12/31/10
Posts: 1199
Loc: Maryland
The Munster's cars were cool, although I'm not certain Barris did 100% of the builds.

#687602 - 01/10/17 05:29 PM Re: What's a George Barris Customized Camaro? [Re: fsc66]
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Registered: 09/30/15
Posts: 417
Loc: MI / MA
I give Barris mad props for the Munsters machine and the Bat Mobile etc., but other than that his cars were all "art". As with most artists, not everything flows with the mainstream (think Jackson Pollock...). Most of Barris' creations I don't care for, but I can appreciate the work he put into them and the enjoyment he got out of it.
Semper Fi!

69 Camaro SS396 L34 X66

#687605 - 01/10/17 06:18 PM Re: What's a George Barris Customized Camaro? [Re: fsc66]
Canuck Offline

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Registered: 06/14/05
Posts: 1193
Loc: Vancouver BC
A lot of Barris work was created for TV or Movies and did not have to look good up close. I saw the Sonney and Cher Mustangs at the auctions a few years ago and noticed things like the hood scoop[s were ice cube trays and the grills were plastic difussers from florescent lights. Recently saw the Expo 67 Tornado at a car show, known as the X67,extensive customization, but the baubles looked like they came from a hardware store. All of his work was meant to be 50 footers, creative but not well finished.
1971 W30 convert, triple green,second owner.
1971 W30 Convert, special order Rally red, under resto.
68 Charger R/T, Bullitt Replica
68 Camaro Z28,Corvette Bronze,Houndstooth

#687661 - 01/11/17 01:14 AM Re: What's a George Barris Customized Camaro? [Re: fsc66]
daverd Offline


Registered: 09/16/08
Posts: 641
Loc: boston ma u.s.a.
I like the Hirohata mercury too with
It's early Cadillac chromed engine ...
2013 Silverado
2015 Malibu
1970 Raylle 350 post coupe
1971 442 W 30 holiday coupe

#689051 - 01/22/17 07:56 PM Re: What's a George Barris Customized Camaro? [Re: fsc66]
L78steve Offline


Registered: 05/07/06
Posts: 586
Loc: Mountians of NC
The Batmobile can be seen in its original form in a Glen Ford movie I believe. Remember seeing it a long time ago. Its a shame it was customized in the first place.
"Knowledge is good" Emil Fabor
67 L/78 Camaro SS/RS H-H,1W,2LGSR,3SL,4K,5BY,07C
69 Z/28 Dover White 04C,M-20,ZL2,X33,Std.Int. SOLD
70 L/78 Nova M-21,Black Cherry,Sandalwood Int.

#689154 - 01/23/17 01:27 PM Re: What's a George Barris Customized Camaro? [Re: fsc66]
Mr70 Offline

Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/27/01
Posts: 16169
Loc: Illinois
True,I just recently watched the 1959 Glenn Ford & Debbie Reynolds movie,"It Started With a Kiss" and noticed the car.
LIFE magazine did a write up on it too.



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