At first look, you’ll be wondering why anyone will want to have anything to do with this car, then you look closer and realise it has some sentimental value. What’s the sentimental value? If you’ve seen the 1960s TV show, The Munsters, this car won’t be entirely strange to you. It looks exactly like the Dragula car from the show.
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The Dragula car was built in the show after Herman Munster lost the family’s car—the Munster Koach—in a drag race. On realising this, Grandpa Munster had to build something fast for him to win their car back in another race. That was where the entire idea of this coffin-like car came from.
Looking at it, it looks so much like the original car from the show. That’s even why many casts from the show have endorsed this car.
What is most astounding about the car is its coffin-like body. However, this car you’re looking at is equipped with a 4.7-litre V8 engine from a Ford Mustang that churns out 350 horsepower. Insane? It even has an attached parachute to help you come to a stop when flying down the road.
This car was designed specifically for drag racing; it wears slick tires at the rear to aid with road traction. However, you’ll have to be careful with those skinny bicycle tires on the front wheels.
Another exciting feature of this car is its tombstone for a license plate! Does it mean it’s a death trap car if found on the road?
Thankfully, the car isn’t road registrable; it’ll only be sold on a Bill of Sale as proof of ownership.
There’s strong doubt you’ll ever find it in Nigeria. But, if there was a chance, could you imagine what it’d be used for? The speculation makes the car even more enjoyable.
How Much Will The lot F104 Coffin-like Car Cost?
Surprisingly, this is not the first-ever sold Dragula replica car. Reports also tell that one of the five made Dragula cars was sold earlier this year for $473,000.
This car will be ready for auction between August 18-20 at the Mecum Auctions’ Monterey 2022 auction. Who knows, it might be sold for over half a million dollars!
Frequently Asked Questions
The Dray U La Munsters Coffin Car was designed by Tom Daniel and then built by George Barris. It was made from a real coffin and was initially built for the 1960s TV show “The Munsters.”
In total, there are five Dragula dragster cars. Mecum Auction company notes that this Dragula is the last remaining five. It means it could yield so much money at the auction.
Yes. The Dragula car is a real car designed for drag races and powered with the mechanical features of regular cars.