ABOUT THE KOACH:
The Koach was made from 3 Model T bodies and is 18 feet long.
The 133" frame was made by hand.
It has a four speed manual transmission and a power rear end.
The brass radiator and fenders were hand formed.
In 1964, the cost to build the first one was $18,000.00.
It had "blood red" velvet interior.
It took 500 hours to hand form the ornate rolled steel scrollwork.
It had Gloss Black Pearl paint.
The front end had a dropped axle, split radius rods and T springs.
The studio gave George Barris 21 days to complete the car.
There are 2 Barris Koach's
|Five pictures taken during construction.|
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(Bored to 425 cid)
was bored to 425 cid
Built with Jahns high
10 chrome plated Stromberg carburators, an Isky cam,
and had a set of Bobby Barr racing headers.
|some close ups.|
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