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Beverly Hillbillies Hot Rod

I am trying to find out the whereabouts of the "original" Hot Rod Conversion from the Beverly Hillbillies television show (1925 DODGE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES HOT ROD.)

The last information I have been able to find is:
The Hot Rod sold at Auction (Barrett-Jackson Auctions) in 1996 - HIGH BID OF $9,500.

The Hot Rod's Description is:
COLOR - ORANGE/YELLOW
CYLINDERS - 8
VIN - A521301

Can anyone help me locate this vehicle??? HELP!
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Old 02-28-2006, 05:59 PM
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I will keep looking. Apparently George Barris made it. That might be a lead to follow.

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On episode No. 210 "The Hot Rod Truck" cousin Jethro (Max Baer) traded the old family jalopy for a new and more powerful hot rod truck (constructed from a 1925 roadster found in Arizona) equipped with a 1969 Olds 442 muscle car engine and painted candy apple red with yellow racing stripes.
http://www.tvacres.com/trucks_clampett.htm

The original truck:

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When the series ended, the truck used to transport Jed, Granny (Irene Ryan), Jethro and Elly May (Donna Douglas) to Beverly Hills was donated by "Hillbillies" producer Paul Henning and placed on permanent display at the Ralph Foster Museum on the campus of the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout near Branson, Missouri. There is also a replica of the truck and all of the Clampett family on display at the Movieland Wax Museum exhibit in Buena Park, California.
I am not far from Branson and never knew it was up there.

Ralph Foster Museum:

http://www.rfostermuseum.com/

Anyway, you already knew this, but here is the barrett jackson aucion infor and the VIN of the car.

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/aucti....asp?id=157310

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VIN - A521301
Perhaps a police officer in your area can run the VIN? You could contact barrett jackson or even George Barris perhaps?

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Beverly Hillbillies Hot Rod

I already contacted Barrett Jackson Auction house and they will not help me by contacting the winner of the auction and advising them that I would like to speak to them about the vehicle.

George Barris and his organization no longer own the vehicle.

I DO APPRECIATE YOUR HELP!!! I'm still looking!!!
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The original truck was built for the 1962 TV series by George Barris, the legendary King of the Kustomizers. "I found it behind a feed store in Fontana, California," Barris said during a recent interview. "We needed some kind of old truck."

That old truck was a homemade flatbed cut down from a 1921 Oldsmobile touring car. Barris discovered it sitting derelict behind the feed store, bought it, hauled it to his shop, and got it running. Beyond changes made for safety, the truck was left pretty much the way they found it.

On the very page you are now reading, there is a search window, all you had to do is type beverly hillbillies truck and wahla. I did this much for your lazy butt, if you want to know more do it for yourself.

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Not that one. We all know where it is. See above post (link to museum).

The "hot rod" version is the one he is looking for. I can't find it either. It was shown in 68 (or so) in one episode. Jethro build it and raced granny. If I remember right, she used her " reumatism medicine" as fuel!
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Like i said to Togotcha, Type in the Beverly hillbillies truck. I did it and got that info. IT IS THERE. Maybe I didn't yell loud enough or perhaps we need a class: following instructions 101

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Looking For The Hot Rod Conversion ... Not The Old Truck!

My butt's NOT lazy!!! I've been looking for the truck through every method available to me on the internet ... now I need help from someone who might know where this "HOT ROD CONVERSION" might be. The old truck is in a museum ... that was an easy find! But, finding the Hot Rod has been a challenge! Here is a link to a photo of the Beverly Hillbillies Hot Rod http://www.showrods.com/kustom_cars_...l_sticker.html
Now ... if I can just find the actual car!
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I know. I have been looking everywhere I can think of as well. All I can find is pics of the model one.

Someone must know, but so far nothing.

We are talking about two different trucks. The hot rod in one episode:



And the one in the series:

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BEVERLY HILLBILLIES "HOT ROD" ... NOT THE OLD TRUCK

You are correct! We are talking about two separate vehicles ... the old truck that was used by the Clampett's in the opening of each show that Jethro's is driving with everyone in the old truck and ... the one I'm looking for is the HOT ROD CONVERSION. In one episode, Jethro converted the truck into a hot rod. We're looking for the actual HOT ROD which was sold at an auction in 1996 (as per my original thread above). The search continues!
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I think the question here is.....WHY do you need to find this thing?

Like most "Movies" cars, it is a monstrosity................It's probably in a museum somwheres anyways, being used to draw in a crowd. It is NOT in Murdo S.D. at their museum....All they have are the "Original" Dukes of Hazzard Charger and the "Original" Shelby from the 2nd Gone in 60 Seconds movie. I was there last year, and yes I believe them.....They had a sign.

signed....Gullible Gus

Call or email George Barris....If he doesn't know where it is, he will build you another.....and sell it as the original, as he did with the American Grafitti car, which he had nothing to do with the original.........That according to the present owner of the real 2 Lane Blacktop car...which is the same car.
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Original Original Original ...beverly Hillbillies Hot Rod Roadster

I have already contacted George Barris to see if he knows the whereabouts of this Hot Rod he made back in the days of The Beverly Hillbillies. We don't want a copy ... we want to know where the original is. If we wanted a copy ... George would be the first person we'd contract! This vehicle would not be used for road use ... it will be showcased in a type of museum you could say.
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Hillbillies Hot Rod

I'm getting closer.
Used in episode 210.

Was at one time on display at Movie World CA. This place closed in early 80s

Car put up for auction in 1995 @ $35,000 to $45,000 not sold.
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jethro's barris built hotrod found

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