Chet Herbert's Streamliner

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Photo from the Ron Kellogg collection.[1]
Sam Barris sitting in the uncompleted Streamliner. Photo from the Barry Mazza photo archive
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George Barris and Sam Barris of Barris Kustoms created and painted the body for Chet Herbert's second Streamliner in three weeks. It was originally designed to be powered by a four-cylinder Weir Indy engine from 1932, however Chet changed his mind when the engine disintegrated during dyno testing. Chet chose a Hemi engine to operate his Streamliner, Sam had to reshape the body in order to suit a Hemi engine.[2]


Magazine Features

Rod & Custom December 1953
Rod & Custom January 1954


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