Barris' Batmobile Birth Spot Under Contract for $3.9 Million

October 5th, 2021 Chris Phillip
Barris' Batmobile Birth Spot Under Contract for $3.9 Million
Back in the 1950s, the San Fernando Valley, California, was the place of dreams. Young George Barris, one of those dreamers, found a piece of real estate on Riverside Drive in 1966 and set out to be the most famous Hollywood car builder ever born.

The Batmobile. The Munsters cars. The Flintstonemobile. The list goes on and on.

Barris passed in 2015, and with the value of valley real estate no longer within reach of the common man, it was only a matter of time before his daughter, the heir to his estate, put Barris Custom Rods on Riverside Drive up for sale.

According to our friends at

WOW! WOW! WOW! First time on the market in over 60 years! Home to Barris Kustom Industries, creators of TVs original Batmobile, the Munster Koach, and many famous hot rods and kustom cars. For decades, if you saw it on TV or in the Movies, chances are, Barris Kustom created it, ON THIS SITE.

A family-run business, many automotive legends got their start here with a creative impact catalogued over decades in the pages of Hot Rod, Car Craft and Motor Trend magazines. Elvis, Elton John, James Dean, Clint Eastwood, Ringo Starr, John Lennon and Sonny and Cher, to name a few all had Barris Kustom cars.

Surrounded by iconic destinations like Warner Bros Studios, Disney Studios, Universal Studios and The Hollywood Sign.

The property is conveniently located between the Ventura Freeway and Riverside Drive, and features an abundance of parking and an IRREPLACEABLE billboard. These two adjacent parcels are offered together for a total of approximately 10,187 building sq ft or approximately 54% coverage of the 18,604 sq ft lot (per assessor).

With a storied past and an exceptional location, this unique North Hollywood property is ready for a new breath of life!

Congratulations to the new owner.