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George Barris
Barris at the 64th Grand National Roadster Show in Los Angeles, January 25, 2013
Born (1925-11-20)November 20, 1925
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died November 5, 2015(2015-11-05) (aged 89)
Encino, California, U.S.
Field Hot-Rod art, automobile customizing and pinstriping
Movement Kustom Kulture
Works
  • Hirohata Merc
  • Ala Kart
  • Munster Koach / DRAG-U-LA
  • Batmobile
  • Wagon Queen Family Truckster
  • KITT
  • General Lee
Influenced by Harry Westergard
Influenced Frank Sonzogni, Hershel "Junior" Conway, Dick "Peep" Jackson, Bill Carr, Johnny Zarro, Bill DeCarr, Robert "Jocko" Johnson, Dean Jeffries

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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