Legendary Kustom Car King George Barris dies at 89

George Barris 88th Birthday Tribute

1979 Corvette "Barrister"

Nov 5 2015 - George Barris has passed away at age 89 - just shared by his beloved son, Brett Barris. "Sorry to have to post that my father, legendary kustom car king George Barris, has moved to the bigger garage in the sky. He passed on peacefully in his sleep at 2:45 am. He was surrounded by his family in the comfort of his home. He lived his life the way he wanted til the end. He would want everyone to celebrate the passion he had for life and for what he created for all to enjoy. Thank you all for the posts and calls, your love is deeply appreciated. Peace".

George Barris was always willing to pose for or speak with Special Car Store - he never met a camera that didn't like him. We're grateful to have met our krazycar hero - you had us at the Batmobile. The rest was cake and icing that we ate but still have too.

1963 Chevrolet Corvette George Barris ASTEROID

1963 Chevrolet Corvette ASTEROID Barrett-Jackson at LA Auto Show

George Barris in front of his 1966 Batmobile

George Barris in front of his 1966 Batmobile at Art Center Car Classic

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George Barris 88th Birthday Tribute

The Munster's Koach by George Barris

The Munster's Koach and Batmobile at LA Auto Show

1959 Ford Custom Thunderbird Convertible Macabre Mobile

1959 Ford Custom Thunderbird Convertible Macabre Mobile at Auctions America

George Barris at AFAS at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

AFAS Pebble Beach Art Exhibit - King of the Kustomizers Book: The Art of George Barris

1946 Ford Convertible customed by George Barris & 2001 Honda S2000 Petersen Museum

1946 Ford Convertible 'Grease" car driven by John Travolta at Dowtown Burbank Car Classic

George Barris Batmobile Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance

Batmobile at Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance

Photos by Randy Berg

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