820 HP Chevrolet Rat Rod Pickup Truck

Chevrolet Reborn as Rat Rod

Back in the 40s, this once innocent Chevrolet pickup truck left a dealership’s lot and began a lifetime of hard work and faithful service. But after it’s rebirth, it can live life with a bit more horsepower as a Chevrolet Rat Rod Truck. 

Chevrolet Rat Rod Pickup Truck - Engine Compartment

Somewhere along the history of the aged pickup, someone decided not to restore this truck and instead created something a bit more sinister. Look beyond the rough and bruised body and you’ll find a rat rod that can beat —well, practically anything.


This beauty pulls power from a race-proven Richard Childress Sprint Cup 358 CI V8, which churns out a tire-burning 820 horsepower and 770 ft lbs of torque. The engine transfers power through a NASCAR approved EMCO four-speed manual gearbox to a Winters quick-change rear end. And, just to make sure it isn’t starved of vital fluids, the V8 guzzles from a race-spec fuel cell and features a high-flow dry sump oil system.

Chevrolet Rat Rod Pickup Truck - Interior

While we don’t have any quarter mile or 0 – 60 times, this Chevrolet Rat Rod Truck’s owner claims it has pushed better than 160 MPH on track at Virginia International Raceway. And yes, that’s a spittoon-turned-air-filter poking through the hood. 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 but a Chevrolet Rat Rod Pickup?

820 HP Chevrolet Rat Rod Pickup Truck

820 HP Chevrolet Rat Rod Pickup Truck

820 HP Chevrolet Rat Rod Pickup Truck

820 HP Chevrolet Rat Rod Pickup Truck

820 HP Chevrolet Rat Rod Pickup Truck

820 HP Chevrolet Rat Rod Pickup Truck

820 HP Chevrolet Rat Rod Pickup Truck

820 HP Chevrolet Rat Rod Pickup Truck

820 HP Chevrolet Rat Rod Pickup Truck

820 HP Chevrolet Rat Rod Pickup Truck

820 HP Chevrolet Rat Rod Pickup Truck

820 HP Chevrolet Rat Rod Pickup Truck

820 HP Chevrolet Rat Rod Pickup Truck

820 HP Chevrolet Rat Rod Pickup Truck

820 HP Chevrolet Rat Rod Pickup Truck

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