My Car Quest

September 25, 2021

Whacky Custom Cars For Sale In The U.K.

 

by Mike – 

The U.K. auction firm Historics is bringing whacky wheels to its sale at Mercedes-Benz World, Brooklands on 18 February 2012.

Custom Car, George Barris

Bugaloos Buggy by George Barris

Shown on the NBC network between 1970 and 1972, the Paramount Studio producers of the children’s show, The Bugaloos, commissioned George Barris – creator of the original Batmobile and Munster Koach as well as many other Hollywood cars, to build the Bugaloos Buggy.

Using a four-passenger fibreglass body mounted on a Volkswagen floorplan, the car was built to look like a bug and it does look like a bug. Originally sold at a ‘Cars of the Stars’ collector car auction at the Sheraton-Universal Hotel in 1983, the car resurfaced in France 20 years later, since then it has undergone a sympathetic restoration.

The car is fully street legal and is now presented in superb condition (according to Historics), with Historics estimating the sales price between £12,000 – £15,000 ($18,700 – $23,400).

Classic custom cars, George Barris

Snake Pit

The bizarre, multi-engined, 23ft long Snake Pit took the team of Barris, Harry Bradley, Joe Bailon and Jay Ohrberg four years to create, with the goal of setting speed records. Fitted with six synchronized 351 cid Ford Cobra V8 engines the Snake Pit has an estimated 2,000 hp, and with 12 Holley four-barrel carburettors, 48 exhausts, two Ford C-6 automatic transmissions and a pair of Pontiac rear axles, the Snake Pit is all about excess.

Joe Bailon, a car customiser famous for introducing the three part process used to create candy paint colours, added  30 coats of lacquer to compliment the orange and pearl white paintwork.

The estimate is £64,200 ($100,000) at no reserve.

Classic custom car

The Bunkbeds

Not in running condition, the Bunkbeds has a 600bhp V8 engine with an automatic transmission, disc brakes all round and can be steered from the comfort of the top or bottom bunk.  The estimate is £12,000 – £15,000 ($18,700 – $23,400).

There seems to be a car for every taste.

Here is an interesting British car turned into a hot rod custom car in Southern California.

You may also like More Hot Rods & Custom Cars In California.

My Car Quest Membership

My Car Quest Membership

Comments

  1. MIKE CIARLEGLIO says

    I HAVE A 56 CUSTOM CHEVY BARRIS CONNECTED TOO MUCH TO LIST TOO MANY MAGS AND AWARDS WHICH INC TOP CUSTOM 1963 CAR CRAFT , GOOD GOYS THIS YEAR LEAD EAST AST YEAR AND IT GOES ON AND ON ITS RELIABLE AS HELL TO DRIVE ANYWHERE WITH NO ISSUES AT ALL GO TO THIS UTUBE LINK 1956CHEVYBELAIRHARDTOPGEORGEBARRISCUSTOMREDGARLETSOCALAFLA05/25/2015 AND IT WILL COME UP TWICE ONCE IN 2003 OLDER VIDEO TOO APPRAISED FOR 110.000.00 3 YERS AGO AND NOW ITS SAID TO BE WORTH OVER 150,000.00 I HAVE THE APPRAISAL TOO BY A VERY RESPECTED APPRAISAL FIRM HERE IN THE US

Speak Your Mind

*