Somewhere along the fossil history of the aged pickup, someone decided not to restore this truck and instead created something a bit more devilish. Look beyond the rough and bruised body and you’ll find a rat rod that can beat…well…practically anything.
This 3100 pulls power from a race-proven Richard Childress Sprint Cup 358ci V8, which chucks out a mind-melting 820-horsepower and 770 lb-ft of torque.
The engine shuttles power through a NASCAR approved EMCO four-speed manual gearbox to a Winters quick-change rear axle, and just to make sure it isn’t starved of vital fluids, the V8 sips from a racing-spec fuel tank and features a high-flow dry sump oil system out back.
Underneath, the Chevrolet features a custom-built frame, which wouldn’t look out of place on a modern Cup car, as well as four-wheel disc brakes and an adjustable coil-over front and rear suspension.
Best of all, it’s 100-percent street legal. With that performance and those looks, why drive anything else? Take this ‘ol 1947 Chevrolet home for a cool $79,900.