George Barris T-Buggy Dune Buggy

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Funnybug sez:

welllll... quite the claim this was used to pattern the AMT model car kit. Seems it should have the hood belt straps if it really is

 

Ebay Description:

Barris T-Buggy #9 of 12 C-Cab

Fully restored by Advanced Restorations, Sacramento, CA.

Back in the 60's George Barris created Barris Buggies and licensed speed shops to sell them, a custom for everyone. You could become a dealer for Barris Buggies allowing your customers to come in and build their very own custom buggy. They could choose a roadster, a soft top, a C-cab, or the fun buggy. It could be VW or Covair powered, with the matching chassis or a hand built chassis. The buggies were to become the next generation in street roadsters.

This particular car was one of 12 that was actually built at Barris Kustoms. It was used for many of the promotional shots for the franchise, and is also the car the for the AMT model kit.

Custom box tube frame hand built at Barris Kustoms

Covair powered - engine and transmission have been completely rebuilt. The valve covers are engraved autographed by George Barris #1. This was the first kustom frame and running gear George put together for the buggies.

Paint is PPG Acrylic Urethaine Yellow with Blue striping and lettering

Interior has been modernized with white allante. Diamond tuck and the sides are embossed "T-Buggy" keeping the look dated.

Arc Audio sound system

Powder Coated Suspension, all new suspension parts

Custom made side panels for under the body - powder coated giving a perfect finished look

Supreme 15x7 rims

Original grill and headlights

Certificate of authenticity from George Barris Included


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