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18 of the Weirdest, Wildest Rat Rods From Around the World

These Unique Rat Rods Will Blow Your Mind

Updated October 27, 2017

For a time it seemed like hot rods were becoming luxuriously painted eggs. The Rat Rod movement grew from the desire to put the rough edges back in the cars. Here are some extraordinarily creative expressions of the Rat Rod genre, both from here in the US as well as elsewhere around the world.

Volvo 122 Amazon Rat Rod

From Sweden, a Hemi-powered Volvo 122 Amazon Rat Rod

Japanese Rat Rods

Rat rodding from Japan

Austin Mini Rat Rod

Mini Cooper Rat Rod from South Africa

Cummins Turbo-Diesel Welderup Rat Rod

The well-known Cummins turbo-diesel powered Welderup Rat Road “rolling coal

The Bat Rod


Datsun Pickup Rat Rod

Super low vintage Datsun pick-up Rat Rod

BMW 2002 Rat Rod

A BMW 2002 Rat Rod

AMC Gremlin Rat Rod

AMC Gremlin Rat Rod with four inches chopped off the roof

Modern Rat Rods

Just a rendering, but what a beautiful design

Postal Jeep Rat Rod

Upcycled Postal Jeep Rat Rod

Studebaker Rat Rod

Studebaker Rat Rod

Chevy Van Rat Rod

Chopped, rear-engined Chevy Van Rat Rod

Pontiac Tempest Rat Rod

A 1963 Pontiac Tempest Rat Rod in Metallic Mint Green

Classic Rat Rods

A beautifully detailed Rat Rod, one of my favorites

Morris Minor Rat Rod

From England, a Morris Minor Rat Rod

Volvo Rat Rod

Another Volvo Rat Rod, this one a PV544

Crazy Off-Road Rat Rods are few and far between

A stylish Rat Rod kicking up a little dirt

Dodge Coronet Rat Rod

Rat Rod pickup cab with the rear end of a 1957 Dodge Coronet


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I have been wrecking cars for as long as I've been driving them but I keep coming back for more. Two wheels or four, I'm all in. gives me a chance to give something back to the automobile community.

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