The engine is out of a 1952 Diamond-Reo tractor and makes 1,640 lb-ft of torque. The chassis is pieced together from old light poles from the City of Hollywood.
The body… that’s from a 1931 Ford. Meet Gretchen, one of the coolest rat-rods we’ve ever seen and a ride that turns heads wherever it goes.
This ain’t no hybrid, instead it’s a black smoke belching, gasoline guzzling, animal of a car that’s not only amazing to look at, but with some cool hidden engineering, has the ability to surprise even the most hardened of motor-heads.
This car is a work of art! “Satan’s Rat-Rod”, built by Henry Kessler, this beast has a 275 horsepower engine that generates a whopping 1,640 ft-lbs of torque.
Rat Rods are usually considered heaps of junk, however this video shows the quality, detail and originality that goes into building them.