1966 DRAG-U-LA MUNSTER’S COFFIN CAR (BARRIS PROP CAR)
About Korky and Barris
Richard “Korky” Korkes was born on April 1, 1935, in Whippany, New Jersey. His dad was a union carpenter and also very knowledgeable about cars. When Korky started his customizing career, his dad shared much of what he knew.
As shop foreman at Barris Kustoms, Korky was in charge of the cars that were being built. George was the promotor and constantly on the road while Korky ran the shop, solved completion issues, and ensured that cars were finished on time. While working at Barris Kustom City, Korky was involved in builds such as the Batmobile, the Munsters’ Koach, the Bat Cycle, and the Calico Surfer. Both at Barris and his own shop, Korky built cars for celebrities including Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bob Hope, Farrah Fawcett, Marvin Gaye, Jermaine Jackson, Tom Daniels, Harry Bradley, Reverend Ike, Bernie Cornfeld, Cher, Doug Rose, Canned Heat, and many more.
George Barris is internationally known as the original “King of Kustomizers.” In the world of television and motion pictures, his creations are legendary. His work has appeared on a multitude of original TV series, and he is responsible for the Batmobile, the Munsters’ Koach, the Beverly Hillbillies’ truck, KITT from Nightrider, and more! His personal Star Collection includes the General Lee, Starsky & Hutch, the Torino Green Hornet, and the Monkeemobile.
Barris, Brett, et al. King of the Kustomizers: the Art of George Barris. LAST GASP of San Francisco, 2015.