Building the ultimate custom hot rod is the dream for many car enthusiasts and over the past few months we’ve taken a look at some pretty insane looking custom cars. But the great thing about the custom building community is that everyone’s unique, and that means the cars are too.
The car featured today is brought to you by Wheels and perhaps one of my favorites. I love the attitude, the sound and the detail. So let’s take a closer look at some of the things I liked.
The best badass street rod out there
The engine on this one has got a great sound and is nicely tucked away under that hood, but the owner hasn’t been afraid to show off its flair and you can see those side pipes are definitely being put to good use.
Although this street rod is pretty unique, it also has some of the common features now associated with hotrodding, including how low to the ground it sits and the tyre combination it’s got going on – at the back, skinny at the front. Despite being common attributions, they actually work really well with the overall look and really adds to the badass style.
The exterior of the car has been worked really nicely and they have the black vs. copper look which is very reminiscent of the steampunk fad. You may remember the steampunk hot rod we looked at a few weeks ago? We’re seeing some very similar style choices come through here.
The interior of this car is very special and you get that impression on first glance. What caught my eye was the engraved flames on the inside panel of the door. Subtle, but effective. We have some pretty standard but nice-looking leather bucket seats and for me, I actually love the dash. There’s a lot to look at but it’s all functional, and that’s important when it comes to hotrodding.
For me, it’s the personal touches that I like most, like the bottle opener in front of the passenger and the pretty insane design at the rear of the car. The fact that the trunk opens back into its own little sofa turns this two-seater into a four-seater and is one of the most ingenious designs I’ve seen to date. Let’s not forget the spider web design sunroof and the knuckleduster as the hood ornament.
I really feel like this car captures the essence of the rat rod and is able to combine that retro look with some modernizations to make one insane car.