‘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.