As Seen on Craigslist: 1960 Chevy Whatchamacallit

I understand the appeal of the “rat rod,” the car that hasn’t been polished to infinity but is instead built to be driven and enjoyed, warts and all.  I wouldn’t add fake patina to a car like some people do, but I can get behind the idea of finding an old car and making it road worthy and faster while leaving the body and interior in as-found condition.

That said, I’m not sure what to make of this… creation.  It’s titled as a 1960 Chevy, which makes sense since the doors and cowl look like an Impala of that vintage.  But it’s clearly been narrowed to accommodate a front clip that looks like it came off an old Willys Jeepster.  The rearend looks like it might have come from a mid-60’s Ford, while the low-rideresque whitewalls on wire wheels are incongruous to the point of absurdity.  The 427 is certainly a good thing, but I wouldn’t want to be seen near this thing, let alone drive it long enough to find out how little attention was paid to the brakes and steering.  Good luck finding somebody weird enough to spend $4k on it.


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