Barris’ SnakePit consigned to online auction

Barris’ SnakePit consigned to online auction

H&H Classics says 6-engine car will be offered at no reserve

‘SnakePit,” a radical six-engine dragster designed by George Barris, is being offered at no reserve during H&H Classics’ first online-only auction scheduled for February 2, 2019, the British collector car specialist company has announced.

“The chance to own a Barris Kustom doesn’t pop up every day,” the company said in its announcement, noting the sale of Barris’ own 1962 Batmobile for $4.62 million at auction in 2013 and listing many other cars created by the late customizer.

H&H said Barris finished SnakePit in 1975 after a four-year build. The low-slung vehicle resembles a road-going hydroplane, or as AutoWeek put it when writing about the car in 2017, “two coffins connected together.” AutoWeek noted that the car was designed for land speed-record racing.

When AutoWeek wrote about SnakePit, it was being advertised for sale for $750,000.

Power is provided by six Cobra-Ford 351cid V8 engines which feed a pair of automatic transmissions. H&H says the vehicle was designed to produce 2,000 horsepower and achieve a top speed of 300 mph.

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  • Norman Spirit
    December 17, 2018, 5:37 PM

    Sadly one of the least interesting Barris Customs (down there with the Sonny and Cher Mustangs…), but I still must ask…can you actually DRIVE it?

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    • Jim A@Norman Spirit
      December 18, 2018, 4:35 PM

      If you’re late driving it to work it’s because you couldn’t slow it down to stop.

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    • Alex Glade@Norman Spirit
      December 18, 2018, 8:00 PM

      Those coffins may come in handy if you try to run this one up to 300 mph. Just think what you could really buy for $750K. No thanks.

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