If you are a classic car purist who cringes at the thought of a '57 Chevrolet Bel Air that is not "numbers matching," you may want to look away. If you are intrigued by what strange oddities the interwebs can turn up, carry on.

Found on the ever-fruitful eBay Motors, this custom-built "1927 Model T" is a *ahem* unique approach to old-meets-new, and gives new meaning to the term "Resto-Mod." Apparently, the owner calls is a rat rod, but eBay wisely classifies this Missouri resident as "Ford > Other." While the grille and frame are original, little else is. The body is wrapped in love-it or hate-it carbon fiber vinyl and rides on 20-inch custom wheels wrapped in performance tires. The engine is a 350-cubic-inch V8 with Edelbrock carbs, and the whole package has only 1,100 miles on the odometer.

Want a piece of this one-of-a-kind "resto-Model-T?" Just pony up the $18,995 Buy It Now. We're not sure how we feel about the car itself, but at face value, that seems like a pretty significant deal for such a unique piece. We put it to you, dear readers: What do you think of this direction for custom rides? Let us know in Comments.


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      Shiftright
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's very unique and gets points for not being another '32 Ford in black with flames painted on it/
      d.hollywood
      • 2 Years Ago
      Like what he did here. Not every car has to be restored to showroom. Imaginative resto-mods (often) rock.
      SunnyDli+3
      • 2 Years Ago
      As a Custom one off machine it's preety sweet, but Goodness I wish they never butcherd a 27' to come up with this.... But to each there own right! JM2C
      J W
      • 2 Years Ago
      There are plenty of original and restored models out there. It's not like this builder is buying up all available stock and make a fleet of these. A+ on the design and execution. I've seen so many old classics in my life I'm a bit bored with them. This is a breath of fresh air. I'd drive it, though I doubt it's much of a daily driver.
      Ritchie
      • 2 Years Ago
      Should have kept the flathead in it. or out a flathead v-8 in it. Y-Blocks are cool too. 350 is not interesting at all. boring to the n'th.
      Tony McAdams
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yeah it's a rat rod, def not my cup o" joe. I'm sure somebody loved it though
      John Switzer
      • 2 Years Ago
      The neat thing about making a 'hot rod' is that it's all up to you about how it looks and goes. One thing, you'd never be lonely --- questions every time you stop!
      Jack Westerkamp
      • 2 Years Ago
      Love it ! Looks like a giant Automoblox toy. Would have preferred a painted top rather than carbon fiber though.
      Ryan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Drum brakes in the rear... what a shame. And the rear seat backs look like the floor mats out of some other car. Still veryyyyy cool, but throw a big brake kit on it and charge 20k and itd jus b a better package.
      mike.mor
      • 2 Years Ago
      Short of some rough edges, this thing rocks !!!
      carguy1701
      • 2 Years Ago
      >Ford car >Chevy 350 I'll never understand why people do this.
        J W
        • 2 Years Ago
        @carguy1701
        "Oh no! Your Ford is touching my Chevy!" "Ga! You Chevy is touching my Ford!" Get over it. This is such a ridiculous opinion.
          Edward351
          • 2 Years Ago
          @J W
          Not really, there are plenty of Ford mills that would do great in a lightweight model T like that. 302, a new Coyote mill, a 429. I had to get over it because everyone is doing it, it would be interesting to see something else for once.
          carguy1701
          • 2 Years Ago
          @J W
          Considering how easy it is to get power out of a 302 or 351 Windsor, I do take issue with it.
      MechE
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not a manual transmission, no armrest/ space between seats, ugly seats, strange carbon fiber faux roof, pin striping. Those are personal preferences and going out of my way to be critical. It is pretty neat, good detail and looks really good for a one-off unique custom.
        The Angry Intern
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MechE
        Actually, the listing says it *is* a manual transmission.
        waetherman
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MechE
        I agree - the lack of a manual transmission takes away from the joy of driving. And that half-roof whatever is ghastly. But chop that roof off, take away the rockets on the sides and reupholster the interior with something other than used floor mats, and it's actually a pretty cool looking car.
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