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Dick Dean Shala-Vette Show Car Found in Los Angeles

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Dick Deans Shala-Vette Show Car

Spotted in Los Angeles is a Dick Deans Shala-Vette Show Car for $18,000 USD. This a Dick Dean creation from the 1970’s. Dick Dean was a famous custom car builder and designer. A customizer by trade, Dick went on to run George Barris’ famous Kustom City. Notable cars he designed are the Muster Koach, Dragula, Surf Woody, Black Beauty and many others. — but he also built a few custom VW based buggies, about 12 – 15 that were called the Shala-Vette. He collaborated and worked alongside Bill Hines and George Barris.

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1968 Dick Dean Shalako Dune Buggy

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1968 Dick Dean Shalako Dune Buggy

  Spotted in Portland is a 1968 Dick Dean Shalako Dune Buggy for $2,700 USD.   These were designed by Dick Dean and were produced in very limited numbers.   This particular car was a gift from  Dick Dean to one of his fabricators and was never full assembled.  It has the ultra rare front spoiler and gullwing doors which still have yet to be mounted.   It painted in metallic root beer brown  with lower gold side pods.  The wheels are also rare and the dash has never been cut for the gauges.   The buggy has a transaxle but no motor yet. What do you think of this car?