The rat rod look is a love or hate kind of ordeal. Some would scoff at the idea of letting an oldie sit and rot away. Other like the amplified look of the ultimate sleeper. Today, we most certainly have a sleeper rat rod, since it looks like this 1951 Chevrolet coupe looks as if it was picked straight from the junkyard.
Speed Society stumbled upon the 1951 Chevrolet rat rod with an immense amount of work done to it, including the patina, which was done by the owner himself and does not look fake in the slightest. Nearly everything on this car is custom, and the 1951 Chevy has gone from street car, when the owner first picked it up, to what you see here.
The owner says its nickname has become “Mr. Junk” due to its exterior presence, but the car is far from being junk. Lots of blood, sweat and tears is apparent from the mechanical work, to the interior craftsmanship.
Speaking of mechanicals, under the hood (or what’s left of the hood) is a custom-built 555 cubic-inch engine with a Dart block. Custom headers, custom… well, really you name it, and it’s been rebuilt and customized. It’s a sight to see, so check it out in the video down below.