Straight out of the mind of the man that gave us Adam West’s iconic Batmobile, George Barris, known as the undisputed king of car customizers, is at it again with a new project involving a kustomized - that’s his lingo for ’customized’ - 2010 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS RS.

The project, which Barris worked on in collaboration with Community Chevrolet, is not the typical car customization we’ve come to expect from car tuners as it relates to working on a Camaro. Instead of focusing his attention on upgrading the car’s performance package, Barris focused more of his time on customizing the Camaro’s exterior, giving it a fresh and unique look to attract buyers that prefer style over substance with their Camaros.

Barris is calling his latest work of art the "Spirit" Camaro, which he gave a fresh paint job and a new three-bar unit that replaces the Camaro’s fascia grille. While the car is still subject to the taste and whims of the customer, the changes Barris made nevertheless gives the "Spirit" Camaro a look that none of its brethren has ever come out with.

The car is available in both red and yellow paint jobs that is highlighted by pearl accents. Interested buyers can call their local Chevy dealer, which, in turn, would pitch a ring to Community Chevrolet to inquire about the availabilty and cost of the car, which, unfortunately, George Barris has not yet put a price tag on.


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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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  (683) posted on 02.20.2011

Big Daddy Roth sculpted his creations out of plaster and then pulled molds. George Barris just glued on some dime store geegaws and shag carpeting and called it a "custom".

  (402) posted on 02.20.2011

Barris never had any taste, just good connections to the tv & movie studios. Dean Jeffries could paint and draw

  (765) posted on 04.26.2010

Red will be the perfect color. Barris is really improving his concept designs now a days. Good job!

  (518) posted on 04.12.2010

I agree with you. Those paints are inspired by old school roadster.

  (798) posted on 04.12.2010

Most of his custom car paints are old schooled, just like his age dictated.

  (1022) posted on 04.12.2010

IMO, I’m not that impressed with it and it’s not appealing. I’d rather choose a standard camaro than this.

  (1332) posted on 04.11.2010

Barris Customs just proved, just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should. Maybe they should stick to building custom Circus Vehicles, and Pride Parade Floats.

  (7) posted on 04.8.2010

Those poor Camaro’s!! smiley

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