When the Barrett-Jackson classic car auction in Scottsdale, Arizona opens this weekend, one of the priceless pieces of motoring history to cross the block will be this: a 1973 Lincoln Continental Mark IV “Bugazzi” sedan built by famous vehicle customizer George Barris.
The 1973 Lincoln Continental “Bugazzi” shown here is one of just five coach-built Lincolns by the legendary George Barris. The whole front end of the car is custom-built, and inside, real marble has been used as a veneer on the dashboard, door panels, and steering wheel. The Lincoln Continental Mark IV’s standard 460-cubic-inch V8 provides power, rated at 365 horsepower when new, and it’s mated to a Select-Shift three-speed automatic transmission.
This 1973 Lincoln Continental “Bugazzi” is being sold without reserve, and while it may look tame next to some of George Barris’ other builds (remember the 1966 Batmobile from the original Batman television series?), it’s a genuine Barris build nonetheless.