Barris “Asteroid” Corvette on Hemmings

60’S CUSTOM BARRIS ASTEROID CORVETTE AT AUCTION

The Hemming Blog has done a really nice article on the restored Barris-built “Asteroid” Corvette. The article it has some great info and photos.

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Though “subtle” is not an adjective often associated with George Barris and his automotive creations, his 1963 “Asteroid” Corvette, built for offshore powerboat racer and airline equipment mogul Bob Nordskog, is, perhaps, one of the more understated creations to roll out of Barris’s garage. Designed as a do-it-all racer, show car and street car, the one-of-a-kind Corvette, fresh from a 2013 restoration, is scheduled to cross the auction block early next year.

Check out the Hemmings article

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Rik is the CCC editor in chief. As a custom car historian he is researching custom car history for many years. In 2004 he started the Custom Car Photo Archive that has become a place of joy for many custom car enthousiasts. Here at CCC Rik will bring you inspiring articles on the history of custom cars and builders. Like a true photo detective he will show us what's going on in all those amazing photos. He will write stories about everything you want to know in the realm of customizing. In daily life Rik is a Graphic Designer. He is married to the CCC webmaster and the father of a 10 year old son (they are both very happy with his excellent cooking skills)

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