Sassy and full of character, the tradition of the rat rod, an exaggerated imitation of an original hot rod, is as much about personality and flair as it is old cars that are fun to drive. A relatively new model to enter the scene, the VW rat rod, offers an even more fun spin on this hobby. Traditionally, the rat rod car imitated a specific era of hot rod or custom car from the 1940s through the early 1960s. Because it only entered the American marketplace with force in the mid-twentieth century, Volkswagen's version of the rat rod is usually a bit "newer," however, focusing on models from the late 1960s onward. Most rat rod enthusiasts use an old Beetle or Notch Back as the basis for their VW rat rod. They enjoy the lower angle and distinct shape of these VW models, which makes for a unique rat rod body that is easy to identify among the more conventional Ford and Chevy models. Whether you are making your own rat rod or looking to purchase one whole, the large inventory of conventional and custom cars on eBay is a great place to find it. Whatever you call it, "beater," rat rod, or fun old car, the appeal of half-finished, exaggerated cars is undeniable. Think outside even the unconventional rat rod box, however, and discover a new and exciting way to make a statement and have fun on the road.
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