Known to its fans as the Rat, the car is currently selling, just like you see it in the gallery above: a beat down exterior, with holes and rust put there by the 30 years it spent in a barn somewhere and strategically kept by the builders.
But as it often is the case with rat rods, the exterior look is deceit in its purest form. A lot of work went into making the aging form of the car a force to be reckoned with, but that was mostly done to the hardware we cannot see.
Smash Customs says the frame of the machine has been repaired, tons of aftermarket parts have been added, and all in all parts from three other cars were used to piece this thing together. The engine, for instance, is a flathead V8 sourced from a 1953 Mercury that works together with a 5-speed manual transmission.
The Rat was shown by its builders at the 2007 SEMA show, and that means some modern-day technologies also made their way into the car, including a back up camera and a stereo player.
The car was just listed it for sale on a specialized website. The asking price, in part justified by the fact that the model has barely been driven (the odometer reads 1000 miles), is $63,000.