53 Cool Concepts... Part XXVII...

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Munster's Koach in background Image by bcmacsac1 via Flickr

In honor of Halloween, I thought it might be fun to visit one of my favorite cars from my childhood... aside from Speed Racer's Mach V... the Munster Koach.

I thought that was THE coolest rig on the planet when I was watching The Munsters every afternoon.  What isn't to love about it, the gold plated intake pipes, the chrome exhaust pipes, the casket handle accents and the oil lamp headlights.

And while I don't think we should rehash it... the original Munster Koach has already been created... but instead, I think it is time for an update... and maybe a new Munsters series.

For the update, I think that a car that I generally have no use for would be a great base...  Keep in mind, I'm not knocking the car... it just isn't my style.  The Zimmer 4 door convertible.

1983 Zimmer Convertible
Image by aldenjewell via Flickr

For the conversion to a modern Munster Koach, the first thing to do would be to open up that engine bay and let that baby breathe.  And the baby that would need breathing would be a Chevy LS9... about 638hp worth.  Of course, we wouldn't be able to do the same treatment as the original, but I'm sure that we could come up with some pretty cool art for the engine.

Also, I don't think that going with the outdoor/indoor/rumble seat configuration would be needed... but maybe having a classic coach configuration would be the ticket... basically, the driver would be out in the open and the passengers would be chauffeured in comfort.

Of course, there would have to be a place for some of the touches from the original car... coffin handles, maybe even gas-light headlights, etc.

It would be REALLY fun to tool around town in, and could even be the basis for a new Munsters movie... every other show from the 1960s has been done into a movie.  ;^ )


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Steve Mattison
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You blocked comments on your post about the scam people are getting that are facing foreclosure from the predatory lawyers and I just want to say thanks for the scam info. on your previous post!!!  BTW that is a cool car pic in this post too, sorry for the poor wording, hope this is easier to understand.

Oct 31, 2010 04:31 PM #1
Lane Bailey
Century 21 Results Realty - Suwanee, GA
Realtor & Car Guy

No worries Steve.  I didn't write that one... it was a re-blog.  I don't usually have comments on re-blogs because I want the original author to get the feedback. 

Glad you are a reader, and sorry for the misunderstanding.

Oct 31, 2010 05:00 PM #2
Patty Keller
AnotherME, LLC - Atlanta, GA
AnotherMe - 770-414-9393 - RE Virtual Assistant

I loved watching the Munster's too... and I remember a lot about that show, but not so much about their cars! Of course the cars would be the main thing you remember!!

Nov 01, 2010 12:16 AM #3
Steve Baklaich
RE/MAX Results St Cloud Mn real estate - Saint Cloud, MN
Treating Buyers & Sellers to Full Service Always.

Yes Lane, the car was pretty cool, but a dragon named spot under the stairs? That would be a blast.

Nov 01, 2010 09:24 AM #4
Trey Thurmond
BCR Realtors - College Station, TX
College Station , Texas Homes


Lane     Careful there, you are giving away your age.  Seriously I may have built the plastic model of the Koach. I remember building lots of cool models. Rat Finks, Big Daddy Don Garlitts, ...Lots of day dreaming in 6th grade about owning the real deal one day. So a few years ago I started doing just that. I am going to be parting with one of those dreams soon. Need room in the barn.

Nov 01, 2010 04:35 PM #5
Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
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Lane - not concept cars but a unique concept

Barrie just received an email from his brother showing some of the cars built by the Morgan Motor Company In England by hand. He was amazed to see the frame is still made out of wood and yet some of the cars sell for as much as $300,000 and people wait over a year to get one.

Nov 01, 2010 05:10 PM #6
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