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Gasser On eBay

Looking for another project, a quick search on eBay will result in a lot of possibilities, including those with Gasser and Rat Rod in the title.  These vehicles and parts were designed for one thing, to go fast, everything else is just not necessary and it shows in the cars and designs associated with any Gasser and Rat Rod listing.

With a quick search you can find Gasser parts like Gasser Corvette Engines, complete cars, starter kits, and some really rough looking go fast Gasser cars.  But what is the allure of purchasing a Gasser or Rat Rod?  Perhaps it’s their inexpensive nature, or the fact that the owners care less about how they look and more about how fast they can get from one end of the drag strip to the other.

Almost any Gasser or Rat Rod will have something in common and that’s fat rear tires and slightly lifted or raked.  Generally these cars are turned for quarter mile runs and wouldn’t last 15 minutes driving down the freeway.  But just because they are built for speed doesn’t mean some people go even further and decide to throw a little cash towards their looks as well.  You can tell from the red Gasser Corvette below that some car nuts just want it all.

Gasser’s on eBay
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Rat Rod On eBay

Here at The-Grayline we do not always cover the custom angle of out automotive love.  Personally, I hate myself for that, because customizing is what brought me to love autos of any time, the want, need, and ability to make it my own.  So, I started checking out what people were most into during the month of April and it looks like Rat Rod’s on eBay took the cake.

Right now on eBay there are over 3,600 parts, accessories, and cars that fit the description of Rat Rod.  Furthermore rat rod is one of the top 10 searched queries in all of eBay motors, just above Mustangs I might add.  But why not, a rat rod is the original customized vehicle, dating back to the early 50’s or later and sporting a mish mash of parts and primered paint.

Furthermore, those on a shoe string budget could afford the parts and accessories to make their own Rat Rod.  That’s where eBay comes into place, it’s made the gathering of assorted parts easier, since it’s one HUGE garage sale of rat mobiles.  Maybe I should get started on my Rat Rod project this summer.

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