The Barris Kustoms Shop Woodie

The Barris Kustoms Shop Woodie

It’s a pretty iconic custom for a few reasons: First, it was the Barris Kustoms shop car, used as demo vehicle for a how-to on painting flames. Secondly, its the car that Von Dutch when crazy on, famously drinking a little too much wine, striping all night long until George himself came into work. The end result was one of Dutch’s more elaborate and detailed stripe jobs of all time.

Barris recalls, “When I came in the next morning, he was still striping. He had written a story into the pinstriping about the shop, and in doing so had turned a simple job into an art project that worked its way around the wagon. It was pretty wild, but typical of Dutch”

So the big question is, where did this special 1949 Ford Woodie end up? Besides a few articles when it was flamed and then striped in the 50s, tthere aren’t too many images of it, and then it just disappears. Was it wrecked? Was it sold? Where is the Barris shop car now?

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