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Cool car returns to Victoria for Canada 150: Royal BC Museum goes back to the future with the Esso 67-X

The main lobby of Victoria's  Royal BC Museum is known for its flashy cars. In 2016, John Lennon's "psychedelic" Rolls-Royce returned to the museum, much to the delight of both Beatles and Rolls-Royce fans. The 1965 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Touring Limousine was on public display for two months. The lobby of the RBCM is once again a glass garage for a piece of automotive memorabilia. But this time, it's the Esso 67-X, one of the rarest cars in Canada. It is shown here as it arrives at the entrance to the RBCM. Fifty years ago, the oil and gas corporation Esso commissioned the creation of the futuristic car to celebrate Canada's 1967 centennial. This is the only licensed model to have survived, and the museum is providing a free viewing in its glass lobby now through Sunday, March 12, 2017. The 67-X was designed by George Barris, a California car customizer who created the first Batmobile. Barris stretched an Oldsmobile Toronado with its massive 385 hor

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