This is a George Barris endorsed custom, it has his Barris Custom
emblems and signature on the visor. It has had extensive
modifications and upgrades. It's old school from the cruiser skirts
to the tuck and rolled upholstered dash! The tri-power carbs,
4-speed and functional Lake pipes make it fun to drive. The custom
body and paint would easily cost $50,000 to duplicate today!
EXTERIOR: Excellent fit and finish. It has had some significant
body modifications and they did a great job with it. It's straight,
no rust or damage. Upfront the body was resculpted to accommodate
1954 turn signals and Pontiac bumpers. It has a 1955 Corvette grill
with a custom tubular surround. The hood was shaved and louvered.
The fuel door was filled and relocated; the antenna is frenched. In
back it has Packard taillights grafted in, Pontiac bumper, recessed
license plate and a shaved trunk lid. It's dressed up with bulged
cruiser skirts and hand pin stripe. Gorgeous color, it is polished
like wet candy. Door jambs are really clean. Weatherstrips were
replaced. There are minor flaws if you look for them. Those Lake
Pipes are actually functional with electric cut outs. It's rolling
on a set of Coker Classic radial white walls, upfront is a set of
chrome wire wheels. New front and rear glass.
INTERIOR: Sharp looking 50s style custom, excellent from floor to
ceiling. Red and white pleated upholstery on the seats, door panels
and even the dash pad and speaker shelf. Seats were recushioned.
The metal trim on top of the doors, glovebox and ashtray door were
chromed. The steering column is chromed and has a Moon Eyes
tachometer mounted on it and a restored 58 Impala wheel. The
factory radio has actually been upgraded with modern guts; it has
an auxiliary plug. Below the dash is a gauge cluster and air
conditioning unit. The headliner was reupholstered and has Bel Air
chrome. The visor is signed by George Barris.
ENGINE COMPARTMENT: Put your sunglasses on, it fully dressed in
chrome. It's a great running 305 V8, on top is an Offenhauser
intake with 3 functional carbs and HEI ignition. Sharp looking
nostalgic finned valve covers. It has an air conditioning system
full of polished parts. Chrome Powermaster alternator, polished
pulleys run cool with a chrome water pump, big aluminum radiator,
electric fan, and a polished overflow bottle. Upgraded chrome dual
reservoir master cylinder. The entire core support is chrome. Sharp
looking engine bay.
TRUNK COMPARTMENT: White tuck and rolled upholstered panels, under
the trunk lid and a tire cover. The floor is carpeted with white
bound edges. The fuel filler has been relocated inside the trunk. A
car cover is included.
UNDERSIDE: It has a lowered suspension, springs and shocks have
been replaced. The fuel tank was replaced. The dual exhaust system
appears to be fairly new and has Xlerator mufflers. Overall, the
floors look solid. Looking up at the motor it looks very clean. It
has a T10 4-speed transmission, 3.36 gears in the rear end. There
are underglow lights.
I just keep telling myself and others I'm impressed with this car.
Typically, a car that has been modified to this extent in this
price range is not this nice. It has a few years on it but they did
a great job. They had good taste too. I like everything they did,
especially the front bumper and rear taillights. It really seems to
function very well too. This is A LOT of car for the money!
I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for
virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant
amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my
professional impression of the vehicle. Our salesmen are happy to
assist with descriptions and making sure your questions are
answered. One great suggestion is letting us do a walk around video
that explains the car's condition in detail. **These cars are
displayed in a museum. If interested in a particular car make an
appointment with a salesman to see that car. Without an appointment
there is an admission fee to enter the showroom. If you buy a car,
your admission will be refunded and you will be given a 1 year
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