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MPC 1/25 scale Barris “T” Buggy plastic model kit review

Round 2 brings back another classic George Barris kit for show-car enthusiasts
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Known as the “original” King of Kustomizers, George Barris created legendary cars for screens, both big and small, including the Munster Coach, the Batmobile, and the Beverly Hillbillies Oldsmobile truck. One of his lesser-known vehicles was a kit car, originally designed to appeal to the 1960s surfer crowd, known as the Barris “T” Buggy. Initially powered by a Chevrolet Corvair flat-six engine, some subsequent builds used various Volkswagen powerplants. Several body styles were available, including an open buggy, landau buggy, and the “C” cab truck buggy, which MPC used as a basis for the 1/25 scale kit. Between 40 to 60 kit cars were produced, and fewer than 12 of them were truck buggies. Only four are known to exist today.

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