Prowling the Internet for strange builds and wild customs can occasionally yield some rather unexpected results. For example, odds are you won’t see too many examples like this 2000 Chevrolet Rodster.
Apparently, this little custom is based on a 1987 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer, which was then torn down and refitted with a fiberglass body kit to completely transform the look. The kit comes from Rodster Street Rods, which, according to the company’s website, estimates a complete build-up cost (including the cost of the donor vehicle) to be in the $10,000 to $15,000 range.
Rodster Street Rods’ products have been featured across numerous publications throughout the ‘90s, and now, this particular example is up for sale.
Outside, we see a custom two-tone paint scheme, with red and yellow divided by a blue and black pin stripe. The body panel fitment isn’t perfect, but it also isn’t terrible for such a custom job. The corners are stuffed with polished three-spoke aluminum wheels, which mount extra meat in back to give it a forward-leaning rake. Up top is a black roof that weighs 30 pounds and can be removed for some open-air cruising.
The interior is classic ‘80s Chevrolet gray, and features a three-spoke steering wheel, extra-long shift lever, and custom pedals, plus the requisite fuzzy dice hanging from the mirror. Dakota Digital gauges sit in the dash, and the rear trunk is fully operational as well.
The nose section tilts forward to provide access to the powertrain underneath. Making it all move is a 2.8L V6 engine breathing through a Flowmaster exhaust system and mating to a five-speed manual transmission. This custom Chevrolet build also retains the original registration, smog equipment, wheelbase, frame, and wiring.
The whole shebang sports 32,279 miles on the clock, and is now on offer from Gateway Classic Cars for $11,500.
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Source: Gateway Classic Cars