Scream machine: The Munsters’ Dragula race car up for auction

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Is not drag racing scary more than enough?

A custom made car created by George Barris for “The Munsters” is heading to the auction block, but unfortunately not in time for Halloween.

Dragula is a 1964 drag car designed with a physique manufactured from a fiberglass coffin and powered by a 289/350 hp Ford V8.

The car or truck was designed for an episode of the exhibit titled “Incredibly hot Rod Herman” that observed Eddie Munster coax his father into using on his friend’s father in a winner take all race, only to drop and have to hand in excess of the keys to the family’s iconic Munster Koach.

George Barris also designed the Munster Koach.

George Barris also created the Munster Koach.
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Grandpa Munster then comes to the rescue by setting up Dragula and heading to the drag strip for a rematch, exactly where he tucks below its plexiglass cockpit and (spoiler inform!) wins the race, which arrives to a comical stop.

The purposeful vehicle up for auction just isn’t the 1 that was made use of on display, nevertheless, but a person of 4 similar advertising automobiles that Barris built and signed, alongside with Butch Patrick, who played Eddie on the clearly show.

Legend has it that Barris had to invest in the first coffin on the sly simply because California law at the time failed to enable any individual to purchase them without having a dying certification, so he experienced the job engineer fork out a funeral director in money to go away the coffin outside the house his residence to be picked up in the dark of night time.

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This time all around the automobile is remaining bought in the sunshine point out, in which it will cross the block at the Mecum Auctions event in Kissimmee future January.