The Pick of the Day is the Drag U La race car that actor Butch Patrick had built to reprise his role on the TV show
Werewolf-boy Eddie Munster wasn’t old enough to drive his own car in the 1960s TV show, The Munsters, unlike his Frankenstein-monster dad or vampire grandpa, who drove unique cars built by the shop of famed customizer George Barris.
The Munster Koach was a classic. Eddie did have a custom go-cart, but not a real car.
When Eddie Munster actor Butch Patrick got older, he decided to remedy his lack of monster-themed vehicles by having a couple of his own built by custom-car builder Rucker Posey. The plan was that when Patrick made public appearances, as he often does, he would have his own Munster Koach replica and Drag U La racer to awe the crowd.
The Pick of the Day is the very Drag U La dragster that Patrick still uses to spice up his nationwide tours. The coffin-bodied race car looks gruesomely quick and ghoulishly cool, and according to the Volo, Illinois, dealer advertising the beast on ClassicCars.com, it is ready to run.
Photos with the ad show Patrick driving the gleaming dragster on a race track, so it can be assumed that the next owner could take it down to the local strip and frighten the competition.
“It was built to drive and is not as fragile as some of the other recreations,” the dealer says in the ad. “It has a 400 Chevrolet engine with 400 HP backed by a TH350 transmission. The engine is dressed with a functional dual-quad intake.”
Not to even mention the eight towering headers like Gothic organ pipes, chrome front drop axle, slicks and a pair of large coach lamps on either side of the tombstone grille. The car has even been autographed by Patrick and actress Pat Priest, who played Eddie’s “normal” sister, Marilyn, the dealer notes.
Drag U La’s asking price is $59,995 for a strange and funky piece of TV lore. Oh, and if you want to actually examine the car before buying it, you’ll need to go wherever Butch Patrick is currently touring because he has it with him, the dealer says.
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.