We wish we could say no Corvettes were harmed in the making of this rat rod but this does appear to be another case of when customizing goes too far. For sale on eBay is a 1977 Corvette with the front end from 1939 Plymouth pickup. I remember seeing this Corvette a year or two ago on Jalopnik and the reaction I had then of being horrified while at the same time impressed with the time and workmanship that went into creating such a beast returned. This custom rat rod is back on eBay and now you have the opportunity to own this unique mashup of American performance and down-on-the-farm ingenuity.
The Corvette drives well according to the seller named David. He says he just drove it over 800 miles to a car show in Tennessee. The car is powered by a 350 V8 and has an automatic transmission and 4 wheel disc brakes. However, there are a few things not working like the speedo and tach and the windshield has a crack (currently covered by duct tape). Inside, you’ll find road signs have been fabricated for the door panels and deer antlers provide the handle to pull the doors close.
Here are some photos of the 1939/1977 Corvette Rat Rod:
The custom Corvette is for sale on eBay with the auction closing in a little over four days. Shocking us even more is the fact that the rat rod has 8 bids. The current bid is for $3,050.00 and reserve has yet to me met.
We found the posting on Digital Corvette and the comments from forum are pretty entertaining as well. In the words of one commenter, “it’s got to be drugs, cause nobody can drink that much beer”.