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George Barris original car?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by RugBlaster, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. RugBlaster
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    Someone told me that this thing was built by George Barris, maybe in the '60's or '70's............It is a huge motorized Schlitz beer can......it looks to be about 12 feet high and 6 feet wide........they used it in all sorts of parades and at the Indy 500 and such. It is for sale......I wonder what it's worth? Gosh, I haven't had a Schiltz since grade school! :p
     

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  2. JimA
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    Look for Barris Crests! I have a friend that REALLY took a pair off an '80s LeBaron conv. this month that Barris once sprayed Kandy Red!!!
     
  3. Little Wing
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    I don't know the answer ,,but willing to bet there are/were quite a few people who built some pretty wild stuff for advertising back in the day.Would'nt be suprised if they have a kinda cult following,,Oscar Meyer truck etc. and alot I'm sure we'll never see that are rotting away somewhere
     
  4. continentaljohn
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    That's refreshing to see it wasn't crushed! That must be the original "TallBoy" what are they asking for the ?? any more pics?
     

  5. Plowboy
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    I'd roll in that hoopdie.
     
  6. RugBlaster
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    I'll go talk to the guy and see what he wants for it........and take some more photographs.
     
  7. fiat128
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    That's cool. There were several Strohs can cars made in the eighties. They used to tour with Alex the dog (you know, the one who's master trained him to fetch beers except the dog would drink them instead of bringing them).

    The can label on that Schlitz car is from the mid 70s.
     
  8. Squablow
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    There is a shlitz can car in my area too, but the can is mounted lengthwise over the frame, not vertical like this one. It's not the only one that was built either, they were promo cars for the company and most had built in kegs/tappers to be used on site for promo stuff.

    Fairly sure Barris had nothing to do with them, but still pretty neat.
     
  9. turdytoo
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    There was one Barris car I really liked but never saw in a magazine. I saw it two times in person. At Barris's shop when I was a kid, I saw his wife's Lincoln Continental mkII. Candy red with stacked dual headlights. I saw the front cap years later on a rack in a junk yard.
     
  10. 6t5frlane
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    E mail Schlitz ( owned by Pabst ) and see if they want it
     
  11. RugBlaster
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    On this particular large beer can, nothing can be seen under the can.....all of the running gear is concealed.......the driver looks through the Schlitz logo on the front of the can.....the logo is colored lexan or other plastic. It even has headlights in it.
     
  12. ChevyGirlRox
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    Did Barris tell you he built this? ;)
    Or did he just sign it? ;)

    Just playing boys, don't get rowdie!

    Looks pretty cool. I'd put it in my yard! Christmas is coming...I can see it all decked out in lights already!
     
  13. bonesy
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    Where's the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile when you need it?
     
  14. jonzcustomshop
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    I know barris built a v8 juice can car... not sure about the schlitz one...
     
  15. RugBlaster
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    V8 and Schlitz tastes pretty good
     
  16. flatheadhero
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    Imagine a televised high speed chase with the cops chasing a dude in that thing...under suspicion of DUI....
     
  17. Jay Rush
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    Just don't pop the top or you'll be driving an open container
     
  18. If he did build it, it's definately some of his better work.

    King of Kustoms...... :rolleyes:

    JH
     
  19. CADILLAC AL
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    Have you thought of calling Barris?
    BTW where is it & how much $$$$$?
    Al:cool:
     

  20. sign it? like Carrol Shelby...:D ;)
     
  21. Cruiser
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    RagBaster,

    :D Just ask G. Barris and he'll tell you he build every kustom car ever made. I wouldn't buy it because Georgie build it, but because it like it. My two cents....

    Cruiser :cool:
     
  22. They've starting putting up some billboard advertising around here (Tampa Bay) for "Schlitz... The Gusto is Back"

    If my Grandfather was still alive, he'd know where it came from, he used to build the (Remke) truck bodies for them.
     
  23. rayjon
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    I second the barris will sign anything for money... I heard he was getting several thousand dollars a pop to show up at barret jackson and be there when a car he had worked on 30+ years ago went across the block....I know he is a legend and all but some of this is getting out of hand...he isn't the one restoring/building them
     
  24. uncle buck
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    in Sedro-Wooley Washington last Saturday.........
     

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