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Wednesday, March 16, 2022

The unique Corvette Barrister custom car

~Unique Custom~ Those of you who call themselves true automotive enthusiasts must have heard or known the legendary name of George Barris, for having created a large number of unique and spectacular custom cars, some of which were even produced in limited numbers, such this custom car named of the Chevrolet Corvette Barrister.
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Barrister is custom built based on 1968 Corvette C3 which has been modified in such a way both technically and aesthetically. (Picture from: Carscoops)
Well, the car mentioned above is one of the legendary heritage vehicles of George Barris which was created in 1969 in limited numbers of 7 units only. This custom car builds on the 1968 Corvette C3, which has been modified in such a way both technically and aesthetically, made the car final results have a unique look and very different if compared to the original donor car.
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Barrister has the most striking elements there is the placement of the chromed exhaust side pipes that extends under the doors. (Picture from: Carscoops)
After being processed by Barris's team creative hands, the classic Corvette figure then transformed into the Barrister by adopting a quite eccentric appearance. As you can see from the hood that it is much longer than the donor car, and then there are most of these extensions ending in front of the axle which you won't find on the Corvette C3.
Though the exterior is vastly different, the Barrister' interior is largely the same to the Corvette C3, it’s been retrimmed and some new wood panelling (including a Nardi wooden steering wheel) has been added however. (Picture from: Carscoops)
In the Barrister custom car, George Barris played with the chrome accents in a festive way while combining with the headlights that were more traditional for the time. He even dared to push the grille forward and then tilt it slightly, which was then added to the segmented windshield shape into two parts inspired by the 1930s roadster style.
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Barrister is powered by a 350 cubic-inch V8 engine coupled to a four-speed automatic transmission and producing approximately 300 bhp to drive the rear wheels. (Picture from: Carscoops)
In its unique exterior appearance, also included subtle touches. And one of the most striking elements there is the placement of the chromed exhaust side pipes that extends under the doors. Another interesting feature, the custom car finishing in a two-tone paint, in this case creamy white and blue. And then there's something even more common on the George Barris' customized cars, namely classic chromed mesh-style rims with whitewall tires.
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Barrister has double-humps that have the peculiarity of stretching further back and a high chrome bumper coupled with vertically positioned tailights. (Picture from: Carscoops)
Meanwhile at the rear, it looks also something unique by repositioning the lights vertically rather than horizontally clearly inspired by the jet age styles, as is always the case with the Corvette models. Beside that there's double-humps that have the peculiarity of stretching further back and a high chrome bumper. While its interior looks nicely done. As you can see, the seats are upholstered in white leather with blue accents to match the exterior bodywork theme, and it has been given a touch of wood panelling (including a Nardi wooden steering wheel).
The Barrister custom car is driven by a 350 cubic-inch V8 engine coupled to a four-speed automatic transmission and powering the rear wheels. It also sports four-wheel independent suspension and four-wheel hydraulic ventilated disc brakes. As mentioned above, George Barris only makes a limited number of Corvette Barristers, which are only 7 units. And one of them which is the car number 2 in the car series will be auctioned under the hammer of Mecum on March 16 to 19, 2022. 

Unfortunately, the Mecum Auctions listing makes no mention of how many miles the car has under its hood, nor does it provide us with a pre-auction estimate. But it can certainly be expensive, due to in 2019, when Bonhams sold a black and gold colored one for $51,520. And now after three years, most likely the Corvette Barrister's value has gone up and is estimated to exceed $100,000. Wow!! *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARSCOOPS | MECUM | SILODROME ]
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