Barris and his older brother Sam moved to Roseville, California in
1928. Shortly after arriving, they were given a 1925 Buick, which the
two turned into the
first “Barris Brothers” custom car. The custom car fever caught
George early, and the Buick was promptly sold to fund their next
project, a 1929 Model A. Barris’
passion and business expanded over the years, and eventually
garnered the attention of Hollywood, and this eventually led to
customizing cars for movies,
television, and personal cars for the stars of the time, including
Frank Sinatra, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and Elvis Presley.
four-wheeled star was built in George Barris’ Hollywood shop.
After chopping 4” o the top, customizing the fenders, hand-forging
the grill, raising the body,
adding four chrome bumpers, sinking the single headlights, this
beast-on-wheels started to take its brooding shape. The look was
completed with black tinted windows and 20 coats of black pearl lacquer.
It’s the unmistakable look of pure evil.
• Detailed Engine
• Steerable Front Wheels
• Accurate Interior and Chassis
• Opening Doors & Hood