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1967 OLDSMOBILE BARRIS 70-X TORONADO
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1967 OLDSMOBILE BARRIS 70-X TORONADO 1 OF ONLY 2 KNOWN TO EXIST! SPECTACULAR FRAME-UP RESTORATION JUST COMPLETED! MANY UNIQUE FEATURES! FITTED WITH NEARLY EVERY CONCEIVABLE OPTION, INCLUDING: '67 TORONADO FRONT-WHEEL-DRIVE P
1967 OLDSMOBILE BARRIS 70-X TORONADO
Finished in stunning Gold Metallic and beautiful Tan interior. This exquisite motorcar has just undergone a complete frame-up restoration at an astronomical cost. It is fitted with nearly every option, including special wrap around rear seating, writing desk, and more! In many experts opinion, this great motorcar is George Barris’ most magnificent creation. This motorcar was built shortly after the famed Batmobile and is known to be one of the most unique cars of the 60’s. We are proud to offer what we believe to be one of the greatest motorcars of modern times. This is an opportunity of a lifetime to own the world's greatest automotive custom designer's masterpiece. Bid with confidence – this just might be one of the best investment opportunities of a lifetime! GeorgeBarris1 HISTORY OF THE '67 TORONADO: To celebrate Canada's centenary at Expo 67, Imperial Oil Canada (Esso) commissioned four custom-built 1967 Oldsmobile Toronados from George Barris of Hollywood. Imperial Oil wanted a car that looked futuristic but retained an identity of the times. The Toronado was the first front- wheel-drive American car built since the 1937 Cord. Since the body was going to be lengthened by 38 centimetres, a front-wheel-drive car would reduce the mechanical fabrication. The added length provided a spacious interior that included swivel front seats that could face the rear wrap-around lounge seat. The extended front and rear bumpers gave the car a pointed look. The oversize raised wheel wells added a certain futuristic allure. GeorgeBarris2 GEORGE BARRIS George Barris is the best-known designer of custom cars in the world. With some justification, he styles himself King of the Kustomizers. George and his brother Sam were born in Chicago in the 1920s. Due to the deaths of their parents, they moved to Roseville, California as children to live with relatives. Both were good students, interested in drama, music, and design. George was fascinated with model aircraft, and pursed the hobby seriously in his teenage years, winning competitions for his models. The brothers worked at a restaurant owned by their family, and one day were given a 1925 Buick for their help. Although it was not in good shape, they swiftly restored it to running condition, and began to experiment with changing its appearance. This became the first Barris Brothers custom car. They sold it at a profit to buy another project vehicle, and their career was born. Before George had graduated from high school, demand for their work was growing, and they had created a club for owners of custom vehicles, called the Kustoms Car Club. This was the first use of the spelling "kustom," which would become a Barris trademark. Sam entered the army during World War Two, while George moved to Los Angeles. Sam joined him there after being discharged. The two built their kustom designs for private buyers, and George also built and raced his own cars briefly. These activities brought them to the attention of the movie colony, and they were soon asked to create cars both for personal use by the studio executives and stars and as props for films, their first being used in 1958's High School Confidential. They also made the acquaintance of Robert Peterson, founder of Hot Rod and Motor Trend magazines and, much later, of the Peterson Auto Museum. His publications and car shows further publicized the Barris style, George himself writing how-to articles for would be customizers. In 1951, Sam had customized a new Mercury coupe for himself, and a customer who saw it ordered a similar car. This vehicle, known as the Hirohata Merc for its owner, was shown at the 1952 Motorama auto show and was so popular it overshadowed the best work of Detroit's top designers, on display at the major manufacturer's exhibits. It also established the early 50s Mercury as possibly the classic base for custom car design, a status it retains today. Sam decided to leave the business in the 50s, but George had married and he credited his wife Shirley with major assistance in promoting the company, which eventually became Barris Kustom Industries. It began to license its design to model car manufacturers such as Revell and AMT, which spread the Barris name into every hobby, department, and discount store in the country and also into the minds of millions of eager model builders. The 1960s would see the firm become heavily involved in vehicle design for television production. At the beginning of the decade, Barris, who loved extravagant design whether his or someone else's, had purchased the Lincoln Futura, a concept car of the mid-50s which had been built by Ghia of Italy. It remained in his collection for several years, until he was rather unexpectedly asked by ABC Television to create a signature vehicle for their new Batman television series. Time was very short as filming would begin in a few weeks, and creation of a new design from scratch was scarcely possible. Instead, he remembered the Futura, which had been designed by the original Lincoln sylists to resemble a shark, with a menacing, agressive front and high tailfins. Barris decided it was a perfect base on which to create the Batmobile. In three weeks the car was ready and the show was immediately a hit, the car becoming one of the most reconizable icons of the 60s and possibly Barris' most famous work. Signature vehicles for other TV series such as the, the Beverly Hillbillies, the Monkees, The Munsters soon followed. Barris designs have also featured in commericals, probably the most famous being the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile. Although Barris today is elderly, he still works out of his shop, assisted by his son and daughter. The firm is remains busy with kustom creation, charitable functions, and even a Barris clothing line. The founder himself is still in the public eye, receiving awards, appearing at auto-related events, and recently being featured on ABC TV's popular show Extreme Makerover . CLICK HERE to read an interview from Barris on working with the stars! Video Interview, CLICK HERE! GeorgeBarris4GeorgeBarris5 Barris' creation include: The original Batmobile from the "Batman" TV show; General Lee from "The Dukes of Hazzard"; K.I.T.T. from "Knight Rider"; the Monkeemobile from "The Monkees"; the Ford Grand Torino from "Starsky and Hutch"; and the "Drag-U-La" from "The Munsters." Original cars from the movies include the Ecto-1 from "Ghostbusters," James Bond's Aston-Martin DB5 from "Goldfinger"; the Triple X cars from "XXX" starring Vin Diesel and "XXX: State of the Union" with Ice Cube and Samuel Jackson; and the van from "Scooby Doo." According to the 1996 book Barris TV & Movie Cars, other notable Barris creations include The Munster Koach and DRAG-U-LA from The Munsters, the truck seen on The Beverly Hillbillies (a modifed 1921 Oldsmobile), a modified Lincoln Mark III featured in the 1977 film The Car; a modified 1966 Plymouth Barracuda featured in the 1966 film Fireball 500; a Oldsmobile Toronado turned into a roadster for the TV series Mannix; replicas of a 1914 Stutz Bearcat for Bearcats!; the futuristic SuperVan for a film of the same name, and the title character for the much-reviled 1965 NBC comedy My Mother the Car among others. Barris designs have also been featured in commercials and as corporate promotional vehicles including a car with a complete sound system for Vox guitar amplifiers and a drivable roadster in the shape of a V-8 juice can. He also has built many famous novelty vehicles for such famous celebrities ranging from a golf carts for Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Ann-Margret, Glen Campbell and Elton John; and twenty-five modified Austin Mini Mokes for a record company contest involving the Beach Boys. He would also modify stock vehicles for Hollywood stars and others, some examples include a Cadillac limousine for Elvis Presley; custom Pontiac station wagons for John Wayne, a set of modified "his & hers" 1966 Ford Mustang convertibles for Sonny and Cher, working with American Motors in 1969, he modified an AMX coupe into the AMX-400 show car which was later used in a 1972 episode of the TV mystery series Banacek, and a Cadillac El Dorado turned into a station wagon for Dean Martin. Barris' company often builds replicas of vehicles from other TV series, including more cars used in TV and film remakes of Starsky and Hutch (Ford Torino), Power Rangers (Rad-Bug, Turbo Vehicles, and SPD Cars), and designed updated modifications for Knight Rider (The super pursuit and convertible versions of KITT). George Barris also designed 2 custom Cadillac hearses in Monster Garage. For more George Barris information, CLICK HERE! Recent auction results for other George Barris cars: The original Batmobile from the 1960's Batman television series. Valued at over $2,000,000! 1966 Pontiac GTO Monkeemobile featured in the "Monkees" TV series. SOLD for $360,000 Beverly Hillbillies Haywagon Jalopy Truck SOLD for $125,000 1965 Elvis Dream Cadillac Eldorado convertible.SOLD for $119,900

N.A.D.A. Value ~

$159,900.00

- DISCOUNT ~

$60,900.00

SALE PRICE

$99,000.00
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Year:
1967
Make:
OLDSMOBILE
Model:
BARRIS TORONADO
Color:
Gold Metallic
VIN:
396877M620219
Stock Number:
404718

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Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
Telephone: (314)291-7000
Fax: (314)291-0957
Email: info@schmitt.com
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Whether you are looking to buy a foreign exotic car or a premium American classic car, Daniel Schmitt & Company is ready to help you find the automobile of your dreams. You will find a wide selection of vehicles in our classic car showroom, which is located in the beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. We offer pre-purchase inspections of any car upon request. Call or e-mail us today to arrange a test drive.

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