Dodge Challenger or D Series Pickup Truck?

Dodge D Series Sweptline pickup truck with a Dodge Challenger front fascia 1 photo
That's what we were wondering when we first saw the picture above. Then we started analyzing the details and put the lid on the mystery after we saw the shoulder line of the contraption and the protruding crease running from the headlights all the way to the quarter panels of the pickup truck.
This curious machine was posted on Reddit by user HKSeaN, saying that it spotted the thing in Houston, Texas. From the looks of it, what you see is a 1960s Dodge D Series Sweptline pickup truck. But its front fascia was hacked altogether and in its place was sticked the face of a 2008 Dodge Challenger.

A pretty outlandish combination if you ask us, maybe a little bit more strange than the X-Tomi Design rendering of the 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat shooting brake we covered in May. Even though the driver's side headlight cluster looks a little botched and the plastic grille and front lip don't contrast well with the rest of the body, we sort of dig the rat rod feel, as well as the hood's air vents and sorry looking paint job.

Mum knows if this is a work in progress or just an uninspired mash-up between old and modern Dodge, but one thing's for certain - that vehicle will surely catch any gearhead's attention be it on the move or sitting still. The only curiosity that is bugging us at the moment is whether under the hood lies a Slant-6 inline-six engine or the full-on 7-liter RB V8 powerplant packing 365 ponies and 470 lb-ft (637 Nm).
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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