How can something this rough and unfinished be so utterly cool at the same time? Well, that’s the essence of a rat rod. The rougher the better. It’s precisely this “work in progress” look that defines the breed. This one appears to have started life as a late 40s early 1950s Chevy pick up whose owner placed more importance on putting it to work [function] than he did making it look “pretty” [form]. Slam the body, chop the roof and you have yourself one pretty bad ass rat rod.
There’s a reason why matte paint finishes are so hot right now people.