Call it a Pro Street, a Hot Rod or whatever you like, but to us, this Chrysler is definitely a Rat Rod. At first glance, you might think it’s not ratty enough but have a closer look and you’ll notice that this isn’t a pristine car. The paint is rough, there’s definitely Bondo hiding rust, and the interior has been messed with. Someone spent their time and money to make it go fast, not look pretty. You can find this Mopar here on eBay in Wakefield, Massachusetts.
When this 300H was new, it was a factory hot rod. The seller doesn’t state whether this originally had the single or the dual carburetor setup, but the 413 cui V8 would have been rated between 340 and 380 horsepower from the factory depending on how it was configured. The 413 is still under this car’s hood, but it’s been seriously upgraded and has to be turning out some impressive amounts of power! If you’re looking to go fast in ’60s style, this car should get the job done nicely.
The interior is interesting, but isn’t that what Rat Rods are all about? It looks like the original dash, carpets and door panels are present, but a set of modern high back bucket seats have been installed. They don’t look to be the highest quality seats, but they will get the job done and have to be safer than the original seats. It would be tempting to remove all the unnecessary interior bits, as it would save weight, but there’s something strangle appealing about keeping it semi-original on the inside.
So, this isn’t your typical Rat Rod, but it looks ratty and it goes fast, so what’s not to love? Restoring one of these Chryslers to all original condition would be quite expensive, so I would say this seller made the right choice. Rather than pouring money into making it look beautiful, they put their money where it counts, into the engine! Sadly, it doesn’t make it worth money on the open market, but it will be a heck of a lot more fun to drive. So, what do you think of this Mopar?