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Barrett-Jackson's upcoming Scottsdale, AZ, auction features the groovy Barris SuperVan, which came from the mind of car customizing legend George Barris. He even autographed the interior.

Passengers enter the SuperVan through the hinged windshield, and once inside they can party in style thanks to the roof-mounted disco ball. However, occupants can't get too wild because the massive side windows don't leave much room for privacy. Barris built the van around a 1966 Dodge Tradesman A-100 with a three-speed manual gearbox and a 318-cubic-inch V8.

Barris originally called the van the "The Love Machine," and it later had quite a Hollywood career. Its on-screen appearances included the '70s movie SuperVan, and a repainted version served as a Hill Valley Transit bus in Back to the Future II.

After his passing at age 89 last year, Barris' creation might see a further boost in value. Barrett-Jackson doesn't offer a price estimate for the SuperVan, but we can't wait to see what this groovy vehicle sells for with no reserve. Collectors already valued Barris' work before his death. For example, his 1960s Batmobile, which was likely Barris' most famous creation, went for $4.62 million at a Barrett-Jackson auction in 2013.

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Lot #1306 1966 DODGE TRADESMAN A-100 BARRIS CUSTOM SUPERVAN

Auction Scottsdale 2016
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Available
Price Request Bidder Info
Lot 1306
Location Tent 7 B - 1
Year 1966
Make DODGE
Model TRADESMAN A-100
Style BARRIS CUSTOM SUPERVAN
*Includes Buyer Commission

Details
VIN 24653301
Exterior Color RED/BLUE/SILVER
Interior Color RED/BLUE
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 318
Transmission 3-SPEED MANUAL

Description
Lot #1306 - Originally designed by George Barris as "The Love Machine" and reincarnated by Barris for the movie "SuperVan." It was used for many movies and TV shows after that, such as the Hill Valley Transit bus in "Back to the Future II," "Sea Quest" and the 1970 movie "Solar Crisis." The van has been completely restored to its "SuperVan" look and has since been signed by George Barris. Manual transmission.

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