Sure, it's strange to see a big truck ride lower than a supercar, but that's exactly what turns an otherwise common-looking 1950s hauler into an attention-grabbing custom. And just look at those shiny, polished rims wrapped in low-profile tires. A few more inches in diameter and they would have put this Kenworth into donk territory.
Speaking of car cultures, this semi combines several. While it flaunts quite a lot of bling (including the vertical pipes and the rear fenders), its cabin is almost of the rat-rod variety thanks to carefully placed rust spots on the hood and the doors.
Then there's the interior, which looks quite fancy for a 70-year-old truck. Notice the quilted upholstery on the doors panels and rear wall, the headliner-mounted speakers, and the modern dash plate. And make sure you don't miss the polished skull that acts as a steering wheel center section.
There's no info as to what lurks under the hood, but a quick peek inside reveals that the owner operated a Cummins swap. It's not unusual for Kenworth trucks to use Cummins oil burners to move around, but this unit clearly came from a different vehicle. And it looks like it mates to an Allison transmission. Hopefully, the combo delivers enough grunt to match the hauler's flamboyant looks.
I know purists wouldn't be caught dead driving in a heavily modded truck like this, but I think it's a cool, out-of-the-box build. Definitely a better fate for an old Kenworth that might have rusted away in a junkyard. Check it out in the video below. The hauler shows up at the 16:30-minute mark.