1973 Lincoln Continental Bugazzi
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1973 Lincoln Continental Bugazzi for sale
Custom Barris Kustom Coachwork build
Barris Kustom Industries Certificate of Authenticity
One of five coach-built Lincolns built by Barris
Built exclusively for actor & comedian. Danny Thomas
Real marble pieces throughout interior
Same owner for 11 years
460 cid V8 cylinder engine
3-speed Select-Shift automatic transmission
Power steering and power brakes
MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to present this extremely rare 1973 Lincoln Continental Mk IV "Bugazzi. " Reported as only one of five coaches built Lincolns by legendary car customizer George Barris included with a Certificate of Authenticity. Barris built the "Bugazzi" on a Lincoln Continental Mark IV platform and it featured unusual custom touches throughout. Motor Trend even awarded the "Bugazzi" the 'Car of the Month' in July 1973.
The "Bugazzi" Custom is a styling exercise created by some of the industry's most talented and creative designers. Car show promoter Paul Rimmer enlisted ex-GM stylist Harry Bradly to create a dream car. The goal was to build an American Rolls-Royce using a Lincoln Mk IV platform. Production of the "Bugazzi" soon started and was then abruptly stopped. Enter Kustom Kar builder George Barris. who took the design and decided to make his own. Barris took over production of the "Bugazzi" and had plans to make as many as 25 examples per year. each for $29. 00. Buyers included Frank Sinatra. Sammy Davis Jr. . Dean Martin. Peter Lawford. and Joey Bishop. Including ours that was built especially for actor and comedian Danny Thomas.
Finished in a silver metallic. this custom shows extremely well. The list of customization done on the "Bugazzi" includes hand painted pin stripping. a six-inch longer frontal area. dual floating oversized square brass headlights. modified front fenders. front-to-rear running boards. radius rolled wheel wells. canted door windows. air-foam padded top. All the trim is present. complete and displays normal wear. The front and rear bumpers fit and finish is good. The weather-stripping is pliable. with little or no signs of drying. tearing or shrinkage. The original "Bugazzi" 15-inch wheels present well. along with the wide-whitewall tires.
Inside. the grey leather tufted front bucket seats and rear seats appear with normal with only slight wear spots on the drivers seat's outside bolster visible. The matching grey door panels with real marble panels. carpet and dashboard also with real marble are a continuation of the striking silver exterior of the car and look fantastic. All gauges are in their place have correct appearance and function as originally designed. however the windshield wipers are inoperable. The originally equipped leather steering is in excellent condition with real marble inserts. however. the horn is inoperable. Power seats. power windows. power locks and upgraded Xtreeme AM/FM/CD stereo.
This nicely presented Continental equipped with a chrome accented 4 barrel. 460-cubic-inch V8 cylinder engine. and it's mated to a Select-Shift three-speed automatic transmission. 4 wheel disc brakes. power steering and power brakes. The wheels are 15-nch chrome deep dish rims with wide whitewall Coker classic tires.
This 1973 Lincoln Continental “Bugazzi” while it may look tame next to some of George Barris' other builds. but is still a wild custom compared to the standard Mk IV Continental. With George Barris's death all of his creations are rapidly increasing in value. The original Bat mobile recently sold for $4. 6 million at auction. no telling what this Barris "Bugazzi" with a Certificate Of Authority will do in the future. GET OUT AND DRIVE!
Current mileage on the odometer shows 31. 17. It is sold as is on a clean & clear mileage exempt title.
Please check out our other George Barris creations in our inventory!
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MotoExotica. com is a licensed bonded dealer through the state of Missouri. We have been in business since 1988 selling high end. special interest. pre-owned and exotic vehicles.
With the advent of the Internet and EBay Motors. we have found an avenue that allows us to sell cars we normally purchased for ourselves. We have owned just about every exotic and luxury car known to man; such as ISO Grifo to Jaguar XKE. Lamborghini Countach and Rolls Royce.
In the past. these cars were sold primarily through Hemmings Motor News and through word of mouth. We would normally keep a car and enjoy it personally for 6 – 18 months. However. with listing cars on EBay Motors. our turnover has tremendously increased. Now. the average time we hold a car is 4 – 6 weeks!
With the increase in turnover has come the increased need of fine automobiles. We are constantly looking for exceptional cars and travel the country coast to coast in search of the rare and unusual. We find our cars through individuals like yourselves as well as classic car and dealers auctions. We do not purchase vehicles that we would not be proud to own ourselves.
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The vehicle is offered with a right to a personal inspection by any bidder or agent. If you or an agent upon completion of a scheduled inspection at our St. Louis location finds the car not to your liking. we will refund your deposit with no questions asked. Feedback MUST be left before the vehicle is released to the buyer/agent/shipper. If you are the high bidder and unable to inspect said vehicle before auction close. you or an agent will have seven (7) days to inspect said vehicle after the close of auction. I encourage a physical inspection strongly to avoid any misunderstandings or representations.
All disputes arising out of or resulting from this sale shall be finally determined by binding arbitration in St. Louis. Missouri in accordance with the commercial rules of arbitration of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitration shall be carried out by one or more arbitrators in accordance with said rules. Any award shall be enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction in the same manner as judgments. This agreement to arbitrate shall survive the sale of the automobile described herein. Buyer and Seller hereby agree that Missouri law shall control for all purposes under this Bill of Sale. Buyer and Seller hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of Missouri to specifically enforce the agreement to arbitrate and to enter judgment of and enforce the award of the arbitrator. All above terms and conditions are applied to vehicle sales. whether through EBay or otherwise. Fees and Taxes
Payment must be made by Cashiers Check. Money Orders or Wire Transfers payable in US Dollars. A Refundable deposit in the amount of $500. 00 must be received within Twenty-Four (24) hours of the auctions close either by Master Card. Visa. Discover or PayPal (Credit Cards or PayPal for deposit only NOT for full payment). Purchaser cannot make any claims of ownership to said vehicle without payment in full. The buyer has seven (7) days from close of auction to inspect the vehicle. If an inspection or decision takes longer than seven days and you find the vehicle not to your liking. your deposit will be forfeited and the car will be relisted. Final payment must be received within ten (10) days of the auction close. The refundable deposit only applies if you or an agent inspect said vehicle in St. Louis and find it not to your liking. Documentation Fee: There will be a $195. 00 fee added to each car sold. This includes title transfer. inventory tax. holding costs. vehicle preparation. storage and priority documentation delivery.
We will not be responsible for buyer’s remorse or problems found to said vehicle once they have left our property. We are just being realistic; most of the cars we deal in are vintage and by their very nature will need TLC and some degree of attention sooner or later. These are not new cars and your expectation should not be of a perfect. new car. Once full payment has been received. Seller will email or fax a copy of clear title. Bill of Sale. Buyers Guide and additional DMV forms to the Buyer to sign and return via email or fax. The fully-executed forms must be returned to the Seller prior to the shipment of said vehicle. Original paperwork will be sent to Buyer via USPS Priority Mail within ten (10) days from date of final payment. ☎ Call or text "62047" to 636-323-4353 for more information
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