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George Barris
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Barris at the 64th Grand National Roadster Show in Los Angeles, January 25, 2013
Born (1925-11-20)November 20, 1925
Died November 5, 2015(2015-11-05) (aged 89)
Known for Hot-Rod art, automobile customizing and pinstriping
Notable work
  • Hirohata Merc
  • Ala Kart
  • Munster Koach / DRAG-U-LA
  • Batmobile
  • Wagon Queen Family Truckster
  • KITT
  • General Lee
Movement Kustom Kulture
Spouse(s)
Shirley Nahas
(m. 1958; wid. 2001)

George Barris (November 20, 1925 – November 5, 2015) was an American designer. He build many famous Hollywood custom cars, most notably the Munster Koach and 1966 Batmobile.

Barris was married to Shirley Nahas from 1958 until her death in 2001. They had two children. He died on November 5, 2015, in his sleep at his home in Encino, California from cancer, at the age of 89.


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