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George Barris’s Asteroid Corvette Heads to Auction

Posted November 04, 2013 10:07 AM by dstrohl
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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.

See more of this beautiful Corvette on Hemmings.

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11/04/2013 9:44 PM

That is one ugly clown car.....what a shame.....

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11/05/2013 12:10 AM

The colour is not to my taste but the shape is sweet. It's got that whole "Thunderbirds are go"! thing going on.

Love the pipe work. They should have taken a photo of what it sounds like.

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11/05/2013 12:16 AM

Put the cut back in strut, the glide back in your stride, climb aboard this custom pimpmobile and let me take you for a ride.

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11/05/2013 6:09 AM

The engine compartment is beautiful!

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