1939 Chevrolet Custom Rat Rod
A lot of money in this one to look "ratty" but built right with all
the power you can handle and reliability too. It is powered by the
huge big block 472 V-8 Cadillac motor which takes up a third of the
truck! Over top of the painted block and Edelbrock intake manifold
sits a Holley 750cfm carburetor dumping the fuel into the engine
that is attached to a Turbo 350 automatic transmission. The engine
has just been refurbished with a new cap/rotor, points, main seal,
an alternator and custom "Ratillac" head covers as well. The
compression has just been checked and is perfect. It sounds just
like it looks with all of the screaming coming out of the Lake
Style headers down the side. It has a custom made air scoop to
bring the air in and an aluminum radiator to keep it all cool with
no overheating problems. It gets fuel from a 12-gallon tank located
in the bed of the truck.
The rod sits on a custom reinforced frame with a 4-link suspension
and coil springs in the back. Up front, you will find inverted leaf
springs with friction shocks over top of the disc brakes making
stopping as easy as it is getting it roaring up to speed. The
rear-end it out of a 90's era Chevy Silverado making it as durable
as the rest of the truck. You really have to look at the pictures
to see all of the custom touches this truck has because they are
everywhere! The classic Coca Cola bedliner really stands out as
does the classic grill and airplane hood ornament. She sits on a
mismatched set of classic steelies with road slicks on the back and
Michelin's in the front over 10-spoke aluminum wheels.
The interior is detailed just like the rest of the truck with
bucket seats, a monster shifter covered in metal, cut up Pennzoil
can over the hump, speed limit signs for the interior of the doors
and special made bucket seats that encompass the whole look. The
patina'd dash board is nearly impossible to recreate with such
continuity and looks incredible holding the original gauges. There
are a set of aftermarket one's right underneath to monitor what is
going on underneath on the driver's side.
If you are looking for the hugely popular rat rod look plus
reliability then you should not let this one pass you by.
Offered up at only $19,995.00!
NOW REDUCED DOWN TO $16,500.00!
This car is being represented for a collector in the Seattle,