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PostSubject: 1960s batmobile creator George Barris dies aged 89   1960s batmobile creator George Barris dies aged 89 EmptySun Nov 08, 2015 1:28 pm

George Barris, the man who designed and built the black, fire-spitting batmobile made famous in the 1960s Batman television series, has died in Los Angeles.

Known as the 'King of the Kustomizers,' the 89 year-old died at his home yesterday.

"Sorry to have to post that my father, legendary kustom car king George Barris, has moved to the bigger garage in the sky," his son Brett wrote on Facebook.

Aside from the iconic Batmobile, Barris also created vehicles for the 1980s TV show 'Knight Rider', and the 1960s shows 'The Munsters', 'The Beverly Hillbillies' and 'The Monkees'.

His vehicles also appeared in the 1959 Alfred Hitchcock movie 'North by Northwest'.

Barris opened a car rebuilding company with his brother in Los Angeles in 1945. The company, named Barris Kustom Industries, remains in operation today.

Barris said that his company made the Batmobile in two weeks from a 1955 Lincoln Futura concept sedan he bought for just a dollar.

In 2013 that Batmobile sold at US auction for almost €4m.
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PostSubject: Re: 1960s batmobile creator George Barris dies aged 89   1960s batmobile creator George Barris dies aged 89 EmptyWed Nov 11, 2015 4:18 pm

I wonder if he made the one Jerry Lawler owns itchy head

R.I.P. Sad

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