It’s signed by Barris and features a letter of authenticity
George Barris is a man that needs no introduction. The famed creator of the 1966 Batmobile that sold for $4.3M USD at auction, he remains a legend in the custom car world even after his death. But it wasn’t all Batmobiles and ridiculous movie cars all the time - Barris also worked his magic on this 1951 Lincoln Lido coupe.
It’s the only known Lincoln Lido Coupe customized by Barris, and was owned by longtime automotive painting expert and assistant to Barris' Batmobile, Roy “Tubs” Johnson, who worked at Barris Kustom Industries for over 30 years. Now it’s for sale on eBay with a "Buy It Now" price of $48,900 (approx. $63,500 CAD).
The most eye-catching feature is the custom paint job. Looking dapper in a two-tone dark green and light green metallic finish, it features Von Dutch’s signature pinstriping from front to back, and original chrome components. Even the original dark green vinyl top remains with no signs of wear or tear.
The interior follows a similar theme. A two-tone green vinyl finish with a velour split covers the doors, and the front and rear seats. The dash is signed by Barris himself, and a custom shit knob is located on the column, paired to the four-speed automatic transmission. Original features like the AM radio and gauges remain, and under the hood is a throaty V8 with just 49,209 miles (79,194 kilometres) on the odometer since new.
No matter which way you slice it, it's an integral piece of automotive Americana, and the perfect addition to any classic car collection.