Most of the time I’m amazed at George Barris’ creations but others I just have to say “What the hell was he thinking?”. I know most of Barris’ Celebrity Cars were created by wants and ideas of the celebrity like Farrah Fawcett’s 1970 Custom Corvette aka “Farrah’s Foxy Vette”. This thing screams 70s from the Metal Flake green paint, side pipes and turbo fan mags. Let’s not forget the interior with enough fur to throw a PETA member into a fit of rage. The amenities are there too like the black and white TV, a mobile Rotary Phone and a CB Radio. Now we are talkin’!
The car was up on eBay in 2001 but I don’t know if it sold or where it currently is now. Here is the eBay auction description:
1970 Chevrolet : Corvette
Farrah Fawcette’s 1970 Custom
Item # 597366965
Started Oct-30-01 10:52:43 PST ends Nov-06-01 10:52:43 PST
Location Arvada, CO Country/Region USA/Denver
Odometer 50800 Miles
Green Metallic Exterior – Beige/Tan Interior
NO RESERVE!!!!!!!!!! “Farrah’s Foxy Vette” 350/300HP It’s a car for the stars! It’s just naturally from George Barris. This sleek Vette was given the sculptured body look by Barris Custom Industries. Custom designed and hand sewn interior including TV, Telephone (with a direct line to her house and studio), AM/FM stereo and cassette with CB. Redesigned and custom exterior body styling, custom paint with hand pinstriping and lettering. Custom chrome and painted wheels. original nylon tires are included. Recently spent appx. $2800 in maintenance including entire front end replacement, brakes, brake lines, new master cylinder, new battery, new BFG T/A radial tires, major tune up, all additional lines and reservoirs flushed and filled, radiator hoses replaced, thermostat replaced, all belts replaced and wheel bearings packed. It’s a cool car and wonderful powerful driver and I guarantee you will be noticed!
Vehicle Condition Exterior paint decent could use some touch up. Valve cover gasket needs replaced. Has AC yet is disconnected. The car was used for shows so most of the ammenities are disconnected (TV,CB,Stereo,telephone) I imagine most items still work. Ebrake needs new cable.
If you like this wait till you see John Travolta’s Trans Am! Look for upcoming article on this Barris Celebrity Custom.