7674 Compton Avenue
After winning top honors at the first Hot Rod Exposition in January 1948 with George Barris' 1941 Buick, Barris Kustoms were put on the map, and Sam Barris and George Barris decided to move their business to larger premisses at 7674 Compton Avenue. After moving the shop, they changed their name to "Barris's Custom Shop". At the time they were an official Brake Station, something that helped improve the cash flow day to day. After moving in to the Compton shop, George started to freelance for Hot Rod Magazine. Barris Kustoms got a lot of press, and the once so large Compton shop were soon to small to house all of the cars that customers brought over. In 1949 George and Sam were forced to move their operations to an even larger shop at 4120-1/2 East Florence Avenue in Bell.
Cars Restyled by Barris Kustoms at the 7674 Compton Avenue Shop
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