How cool is this thing!?! Mean, nasty, aggressive, sinister, and cartoonish are all great adjectives to describe this beast. We featured this truck here on Rat Rods in October 2018. Back then it was for sale for $65,000! Well, if you were waiting for a bargain, you can now purchase it for almost half price! Yes, this truck is for sale with an asking price of $36,490. You can find it here on Hemmings.com. Check out the rest of the original article below.
This thing looks like a Hotwheels car! In fact, it looks better than any Hotwheels I’ve seen. The stance is so aggressive with the big-n-little wheel and tire combo. The chop on the top is pie-cut and leaned forward. It looks like at least two or three inches more out of the front than the rear of the roof, but the ad says there’s only a one-inch difference. The chop combined with the forward tilt of the bed makes it look like it’s going fast when standing still.
The interior has some interesting choices. I’m not sure the vintage style seat coverings and wooden box mesh well with the billet steering wheel and console, but maybe that’s just me? I’ve seen some rat rods that have a rough exterior with a clean and polished interior. If it is done right, it can be a great contrast and they can compliment each other well.
I’m a bit of a purist and appreciate when the engine matches the make of the car it powers. While this truck is a combination of several vehicles, it is based on a ’38 Chevy, so naturally, it has a Chevrolet-based 383. The ad states “…Motown V8 Block – 383 Stroker, Dart Heads, Weiand 6-71 Street Supercharger, Dual Holley 600’s, Dynatech Headers….” I bet this thing screams!
This truck has a ton of details in this truck including the cool rivets, 3-D logo on the tailgate, wood bed and stainless fuel tank. The truck is located in Doral, Florida and would be a blast to drive back to your hometown after the purchase! I hope the fuel gauge works.
Cool little detail with the fabricated skull near the rear-end. These are the kinds of details that you spot after walking around the vehicle two or three times. It’s the little, personal touches like this that raise the interest level in a custom-built rat rod. If subtle and not excessive, they add to the design without being overpowering. So, what do you think about this truck? Is it your style? If not, what would you change?