I Got You, Babe.
Recognized as the “King of the Kustomizers,” George Barris is a name familiar to anyone who grew up watching Batman, Starsky & Hutch, The Munsters, The Beverly Hillbillies and Nightrider. Literally, the man’s a legend with an amazing talent for creating and customizing iconic vehicles that are ingrained in pop culture.
In addition to his work that appears on the large and small screens, Barris has customized cars for a “Who’s Who” of Hollywood – including a His ‘N Hers pair of Mustangs for Sonny and Cher in 1966.
Sonny’s ‘Stang was a masterpiece – receiving 40 coats of lacquer to achieve the Murano Gold Pearl, with dark brown side panels, as well as an orange and gold fade-away treatment over the wheel wells and grille openings.
Cher’s hot pink pearl Mustang – with candy red inserts – featured a subtle interior of ermine fur and black antique Scottish leather upholstery, trimmed in hot pink suede.
In 2009, the asking price for the pair was listed at $450,000.
For wanna-be kustomizers, you can purchase an AMT Sonny & Cher Mustang – 2 in 1 Kit online for around $60.
And the beat goes on.