By John S 2 Date 2007-11-11 04:18
EBAY Item number: 230188825345
El Cajon, United States
George Barris T buggy custom body. This is a rare Barris T body. I have looked for others like it for sale for a number of years that I have owned this and have not found any. I was told that only a hand full where actually made. This body has a the model T Cab with rear doors that open. It has a Barris tag. It is missing the radiator grille and the cowl lights. Has both rear repo T lights and both the original headlights. Also has a trunk lid inside the rear doors. The gold metal flake paint is faded and needs to be repainted. The original "Barris T" writting is still on both sides. There was a model of this car made back in the day and the model has been reissued due to its popularity. I show a copy of an original ad and a copy of the model so you can see pictures of the complete car. Bolts to a VW pan so I would not think it would be that hard to restore. This auction is for the body as pictured.
John Shepard the DBA DuneBuggyArchives.com
By Sandsurfer Date 2007-11-11 11:34
Here is what it could look like...This picture is of a one owner "C Cab" near my area.
By Jay H (X-20) (ManxVair CC) Date 2007-11-11 16:19
Were there two different C cabs made? The picture Jerry attached doesn't have the cab roof to the box seam or the offset like the one John posted. Is Jerry photo a different C cab buggy manufacturer?
By michael c #69 Date 2007-11-11 17:48
there must have been more then one manufacturer if you look at the pictures the way the bodies were made is very different also windsheild angle I personaly like the one jerry posted better then the barris model
By Sandsurfer Date 2007-11-11 22:23
Here is another shot of the same buggy..
By Sandsurfer Date 2007-11-11 22:27
I thought all the Barris buggys had the arch in the bottom of the windshield.
By yellermanx y 25 Date 2007-11-12 00:42
I believe the buggy Jerry posted is a Berry Mini T and the first buggy is a creation of George Barris the famous custom car builder. Notice the difference in the fenders. I believe the Berry T like Jerry posted has the curved window/cowel and the Tuf Tub is like it only with straight windshield.
I would love to have that Barris car, way cool.
By yellermanx y 25 Date 2007-11-12 00:49
By Kustoms Date 2007-11-13 14:05
OH CRAP!!! I can not believe I missed out on this one. @#$% Thats like my holy grail.
By Kustoms Date 2007-11-13 14:09
Michael, Yes a Berry-T.
The Barris has a flatter appearance look at the fenders. He made a few different types.
By Hawk Date 2007-11-14 13:33
There weren't any bidders. I'd use the "contact seller" feature to shoot them an email if I were you... Ask them something that won't violate ebay so you don't get your account locked. Something like, "Please call me if you intend to relist this, I would be interested in talking to you more about it, I'm at 555-5555." Normally the seller will get the hint and you can make a deal off-ebay.
Good luck! By the way, hows the SR coming along?
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