George Barris aka “The King of the Kustomizers” gave the world some amazing creations such as the original Batmobile (Adam West’s wheels in the 1966-68 TV series) KITT from Knight Rider (this Trans Am was truly way ahead of its time) The Munster Koach from The Munsters (a Halloween-themed hot rod) the Monkeemobile and so many more. The classic car customizer who had a host of private customers, including Elvis, Frank Sinatra and John Wayne passed away in 2015, but his cars live on and now, you can buy one of them. It isn’t a hot rod but it’s still very cool – it’s a 1978 308 GTS.
One of just a handful of custom cars in Barris’ private collection, the Ferrari was bought new back ’78 and then given a serious revamp. He gave it a wide body kit (including flared front and rear fenders, and bigger BBS alloys with fatter tyres) the pop-up headlights were ditched (headlights were placed behind the custom grille) and a new chin spoiler. It was painted in a fetching two-tone metallic gold and metallic copper paint with a green, white, and red stripe. As for the cabin, it was re-upholstered in brown and beige leather (again, with red, white, and green stripes) and the analog instrument cluster was replaced with a fully digital custom kit. It also got upgrades such as Sony TV, Kenwood audio system, and a backup camera. The car had a small role in Knight Rider (it played the role of "Dagger D-X,") and has only clocked 12,874km in its 38 years.
It’s up for sale through Hyman, Ltd., in St. Louis, Missouri and has a reserve price of Dh730,000.