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Remembering the Batmobile Creator George Barris




BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 17:  Hollywood car creator George Barris arrives in the TV Batmobile for the Friars of Beverly Hills celebrity fundraiser dinner gala presenting their Life Achievement Award to Barris at the Friars of Beverly Hills on June 17, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 17: Hollywood car creator George Barris arrives in the TV Batmobile for the Friars of Beverly Hills celebrity fundraiser dinner gala presenting their Life Achievement Award to Barris at the Friars of Beverly Hills on June 17, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 17:  Hollywood car creator George Barris arrives in the TV Batmobile for the Friars of Beverly Hills celebrity fundraiser dinner gala presenting their Life Achievement Award to Barris at the Friars of Beverly Hills on June 17, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
The TV Batmobile on display at the Friars of Beverly Hills celebrity fundraiser dinner gala presenting their Life Achievement Award to Hollywood car creator George Barris.
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 17:  Hollywood car creator George Barris arrives in the TV Batmobile for the Friars of Beverly Hills celebrity fundraiser dinner gala presenting their Life Achievement Award to Barris at the Friars of Beverly Hills on June 17, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
George Barris sits atop the Batcycle at the Barris Star Car Collection Auction at the Petersen Automotive Museum.
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 17:  Hollywood car creator George Barris arrives in the TV Batmobile for the Friars of Beverly Hills celebrity fundraiser dinner gala presenting their Life Achievement Award to Barris at the Friars of Beverly Hills on June 17, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
George Barris arrives at the 26th Annual Saturn Awards in the car he created for the Munster television series
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 17:  Hollywood car creator George Barris arrives in the TV Batmobile for the Friars of Beverly Hills celebrity fundraiser dinner gala presenting their Life Achievement Award to Barris at the Friars of Beverly Hills on June 17, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
The Munster Koach on display at the Friars of Beverly Hills celebrity fundraiser dinner gala presenting their Life Achievement Award to Hollywood car creator George Barris at the Friars of Beverly Hills.
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 17:  Hollywood car creator George Barris arrives in the TV Batmobile for the Friars of Beverly Hills celebrity fundraiser dinner gala presenting their Life Achievement Award to Barris at the Friars of Beverly Hills on June 17, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
Actors Fred Gwynne (left) and Al Lewis look at a dragster car engine in a still from the television series, 'The Munsters,' circa 1964.
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 17:  Hollywood car creator George Barris arrives in the TV Batmobile for the Friars of Beverly Hills celebrity fundraiser dinner gala presenting their Life Achievement Award to Barris at the Friars of Beverly Hills on June 17, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
The hood ornament of the Munster Koach on display at the Friars of Beverly Hills celebrity fundraiser dinner gala presenting their Life Achievement Award to Hollywood car creator George Barris at the Friars of Beverly Hills.
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 17:  Hollywood car creator George Barris arrives in the TV Batmobile for the Friars of Beverly Hills celebrity fundraiser dinner gala presenting their Life Achievement Award to Barris at the Friars of Beverly Hills on June 17, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
The Beverly Hillbillies car is displayed at the Barris Star Car Collection Auction at the Petersen Automotive Museum.
Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 17:  Hollywood car creator George Barris arrives in the TV Batmobile for the Friars of Beverly Hills celebrity fundraiser dinner gala presenting their Life Achievement Award to Barris at the Friars of Beverly Hills on June 17, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
A George Barris designed roadster on display at the Friars of Beverly Hills celebrity fundraiser dinner gala presenting their Life Achievement Award to Hollywood car creator Barris at the Friars of Beverly Hills.
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 17:  Hollywood car creator George Barris arrives in the TV Batmobile for the Friars of Beverly Hills celebrity fundraiser dinner gala presenting their Life Achievement Award to Barris at the Friars of Beverly Hills on June 17, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
A George Barris designed roadster on display at the Friars of Beverly Hills celebrity fundraiser dinner gala presenting their Life Achievement Award to Hollywood car creator Barris at the Friars of Beverly Hills.
David Livingston/Getty Images


George Barris died on Thursday, he was 89 years old.

His son, Brett Barris, said he passed on peacefully in his sleep.

The "King of Kustomizers" began working on cars at an early age and designed some of the most iconic vehicles, including the original Batmobile, the Munster Koach, the Beverly Hill Billies jalopy.