Friday, February 22, 2013

1955 & 1960 Golden Sahara by George Barris

Originally it started out as a 1953 Lincoln Capri owned by George Barris, 
the man behind the Batmobile in the 1960s TV series "Batman". 
The interior of the car featured a TV set mounted in the dash, a hi-fi radio mounted below the TV, 
a tape recorder installed between the driver and passenger in the front seat, 
and a complete cocktail bar with its own refrigerator unit installed in the back seat. 
Golden frieze material and white Naugahyde covered the seats, dash, and side panels. 
A shag rug with two-inch padding made the floor of the car luxuriously soft to the feet. 
All interior trim were gold-plated. 
In 1960, the second version of the Golden Sahara won Best Custom and Best Display at the
 first annual National Champion Custom Car Show. 

The first 1955 version of the Golden Sahara.

The second 1960 version of the Golden Sahara.

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