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1937 Dodge Custom Rat Rod Pickup

  • Make: Dodge
  • Model: Custom Rat Rod
  • SubModel: Custom Rat Rod Pickup
  • Type: Other
  • Trim: Pickup
  • Doors: 2 Doors
  • Year: 1937
  • Mileage: 8471
  • VIN: 9294065
  • Color: Gray
  • Engine size: 350 CID V-8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Fenton, Missouri, United States


1937 Dodge Custom Rat Rod Pickup

All-steel Rat Rod with authentic patina from Art City Body Shop in Springville, UTCustom frameUnrestored steel cabFreshly built 350 CID Chevrolet engine with an Edelbrock carburetor, intake manifold and a four-bolt mainNew automatic transmission and Camaro rear differentialFour-wheel disc brakesSwan hood ornament’59 Cadillac taillightsSteering wheel drilled out for lightnessMatching Brodie KnobPower windows with low-mounted switchesInterior door handles fashioned from combination wrenchesBed is partially built with speed limit signs

Few rat rods have as much character as this one, a 1937 Dodge Custom Rat Rod Pickup. This vehicle belonged to Billy Rhatigan, owner of Art City Body Shop in Springville, Utah.

This all-steel rat rod has authentic patina, a custom frame and an unrestored steel cab with a driver’s side windshield wiper. Both side windows are cracked, however.

Ahead of the cowl is a freshly built 350 CID Chevrolet engine with an Edelbrock carburetor and intake manifold, a four-bolt main, a new automatic transmission, while behind the cab is a Camaro rear differential. This Rat Rod also has four-wheel brakes. Driver convenience features include power windows.

The Rat Rod has 165/80R15 radials in front with 265/75R15 BFGoodrich Long Trail T/As in back. Each tire is mounted on black disc wheels with chrome center caps. The tires and wheels are in overall very good order.

Examples of whimsical touches include a swan hood ornament, a bottle of Arrogant Bastard Ale bottle as the coolant overflow, interior door handles fashioned from combination wrenches, a flaming skull shift knob and a cargo bed partially built with speed limit signs. In back are two taillights from a 1959 Cadillac.

Inside, the three-spoke steering wheel has been drilled out for lightness and has a matching Brodie Knob. In the cargo bed is the vehicle’s fuel cell. The black bench seat is in very good order.

Rhatigan has been driving cars since he was 10 and building cars since he was 16. When he was in his 20s he opened the best body shop on Long Island, New York. Although he was born and raised there, he discovered a love of snow skiing shortly thereafter. He and a friend organized an Alta Ski Club with six or eight friends from New York. They came to Utah every March for several years. He fell in love with the beautiful mountains and he made the decision to move to Utah when he was 40.

Finally, he came out and drove past the original little shop at 587 S Main St. in Springville and saw a lot of potential. Upon buying the place, he built a state of the art, 10,000-square-foot shop, paved the parking lot and made many other improvements to the property.

If you collect rat rods, restomods and other non-vanilla classic vehicles, you owe it to yourself to stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars and check this one out.

VIN: 9294065

This truck is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 8,471 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!

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