Cool car returns to Victoria for Canada 150: Royal BC Museum goes back to the future with the Esso 67-X
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.
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 horsepower aluminum motor and used such innovative concepts as front-wheel drive, fiberglass panels and disc brakes. Inside, Barris added swivel seats, a writing table, picnic cooler, two tape decks, two radios and children's headphone jacks.