This vehicle was built, signed and purchased from none other than George Barris of Barris Kustom Industries, which has been in business since 1944.
Cars from the Ron Pratte Collection
Editor’s note: This is the 16th in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Ron Pratte Collection that will be sold at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction in January.
This vehicle was built, signed and purchased from none other than George Barris of Barris Kustom Industries, which has been in business since 1944 and is well-known for its movie vehicles such as the “General Lee,” the “Munster Mobile” and the “Batmobile.”
Documented by George Barris as one of five vehicles built, this truck was filmed in the TV series as well as the Beverly Hillbillies movie. It is world famous for its unprecedented 12-year run on the original TV series with such stars as Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Max Baer Jr., Donna Douglas and Nancy Kulp.
This operable piece of Hollywood history was constructed using a 1922 Oldsmobile base and a vintage truck chassis.
This Hillbilly Truck known as the “Jalopy” has been used at the Autorama, World of Wheels and Rod and Custom Car Shows.
The Beverly Hillbillies Custom Truck (Lot #2005) is schedule to cross the auction block in Scottsdale on Tuesday, Jan. 13.
The Ron Pratte Collection will begin being auctioned at the 44th Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction with automobilia from Saturday, January 10 at 9 a.m. (MST) through Tuesday, January 13 at 1 p.m. Pratte’s vehicles first cross the block at 4 p.m. on Tuesday with lot numbers 2000 through 2109 and continue with lot numbers 2500 through 2530 Saturday, January 17.