Saturday, May 6, 2017

Rattus Maximus: 1977 GMC Rat Rod

This next car comes as a tip from Michael B who writes: Boy, I don't think I've ever seen a rat rod that looks like . . . . well . . . . a rat.  Michael is 100% correct, it I saw this thing in my garage, I'd scream at the top of my lungs and then call an exterminator, but the scary part is when you pop the hood.  Find this 1977 GMC Rat Rod offered for $2,500 in Sunburg, MN via craigslist.

I really can't tell what part of this car might  have come from a 1977 GMC, but there isn't much left from 1977 but it appears to be a 1990s era GMC/Chevy pickup.

Under the hood is where I get REALLY confused -- that appears to be a transverse mounted V6 -- last I checked all of the plus sized (any sized now that I think about it) Chevy/GMC trucks from ANY era used a conventional longitudinal I wonder why this would have a Gen I GM 60-degree V6 in transverse setup like you'd see in a Chevy Celebrity....what?

The parts on the interior don't help the situation much -- is that a steering wheel from a 1989 Pontiac 6000?? At least it has TWO air fresheners.  

See another mystery machine?


  1. Ok, so that motor is a GM 60 degree v6 according to image search, so 1990's GM...could be a Grand Am?

    1. I was thinking GMC cab and modified doghouse, plus S-10 bed, somehow grafted onto a Grand Prix platform.

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    3. I'm going to go wild and say the motor and chassis are a Cutlass Supreme Convertible, probably about 1992 or so?

      Like this one

    4. GM-10 platform for sure, but that interior screams Pontiac.

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  2. What a POS!! The seller is hopelessly optimistic when he lists is for $2500. He would have to pay me to take it--and the first and only thing I would do is have the junk dealer come and get it.


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