Would you consider buying a car based on its’ ability to perform donuts in the snow? Perhaps you would think twice about buying a car or as the case maybe, rat rod from a stunt driver behind the ancient authentically patina’ed 1930 Ford Model A?
Despite the questionable judgment involved in the snow donuts Jalopnik decided that the eBay auction for the Model A deserved a little more attention. According to the Jalopnik synopsis of the seller’s description the 1930 Model A spent many years as a piece of yard art behind a family member’s home. Since 1960 the ’30 Ford sat behind the seller’s in-laws home after they had ceased to drive the ramshackle hot rod.
After some convincing the son-in-law was fortunate enough to remove the ’30 Ford from behind the house and start in with a series of modifications to future rat rod. The seller then took the time to chop, channel and retrofit the rat rod with with a few modern era alterations. Gone was the existing Ford flathead engine, a 350 Chevy engine installed and used to power the rusty rod.
Despite the obvious power enrichment, the seller chose to stay original when it came to the rubber by using a set of antiquated tires, which led to some sacrifice in terms ride quality but perhaps assists with the ability to perform donuts. Even though the highest bid was approaching $6,000 the rat rod failed to sell during the auction due to fact that the reserve was not met. It remains to be seen how much a rusted Model A rat rod will actually sell for, but the donuts are pretty entertaining.