This one is by request! The iconic car known as DRAG-U-LA was created by designer Tom Daniel during his time at Barris Kustom Industries. Along with the Munster Koach, it was featured on the popular television show The Munsters. The unique design and attention to detail made DRAG-U-LA a fan favorite and a symbol of the show's quirky and offbeat style.
DRAG-U-LA was a fiberglass body built using a coffin as its base. The coffin was purchased from a funeral home in North Hollywood by Richard "Korky" Korkes, who was working as a project engineer for George Barris at the time. Korkes revealed in 2013 that it was illegal to sell a coffin without a death certificate, so he made a secret deal with the funeral director to pay in cash and have the coffin left outside the rear door to be collected after dark. The front of the vehicle sported a marble gravestone, Grandpa Munster's license plate with the inscription "Born 1367, Died ?".
Locations of the four cars:
The original car was housed in a Planet Hollywood in Atlantic City, NJ, where it hung from the ceiling. The car is now housed at the Volo Auto Museum in Volo, IL, and the car was completely restored in 2011.
#2 is in a museum in Atlantic City, NJ.
#3 is at the Hollywood Star Cars Museum in Gatlinburg, TN.
#4 is owned by Ricky DeBanardo in New York.
Photo by Matt Black