George Barris is known around the world as the Â“King of the Kustoms.Â” He turned everyday cars into outright celebrities, featured in TV shows and on movie screens too! So naturally, George and his Barris Kustom crew were the ones who designed and built a high-powered, sleek-styled roadster, named after and featured in American InternationalÂ’s 1966 motion picture called :Fireball 500.Â” It starred three of the decadeÂ’s favorite young actors: Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello and Fabian! Starting as a stock 1966 Plymouth Barracuda, one of the Fireball 500Â’s outstanding features was its dual-cowl cockpits, streamlined into twin curved windshields.
Another very exciting feature of the Fireball 500 was the paintwork. A super high-luster paint finish that took seven men, six days and forty coats of hand-rubbed lacquer to get the wild multicolored blends from pearl white to deep burgundy. The kats at AMT are proud to bring you this very special edition of George BarrisÂ’ vintage Fireball 500 kit!
- Window parts in clear and yellow-tint options
- Pad-printed Firestone tires
- Complete bonus trailer
- Expanded decals with 3 historic door logo options
- Bonus commemorative photo insert
- Retro Deluxe Â“rare issueÂ” commemorative packaging