Are you in Knoxville? Do you want to own a hybrid vehicle? Craigslist's pjbxr-3091802234 has the answer:

for sale 1962 international truckcar, has every optional that a car could have ,has frontwheel drive driveline disk brakes all around , has air bags that are in working order has oldsmobile dash with tilt cruise , power seats , air -did work but i low of freon due from setting -can drive it anywhere, every light works as well as new cab lights allready has grandam door handles installed and work great, has alloy wheels and this truck has a good title which is titled as a international, has a grand am rear with the original duel exhaust, car is fuel injected and there are no check engine lights on?everthing is in working order but the aircondition is low of freon call if interested to much to list lots of time put in this car , have to many other projects to ,do so call 606 456 XXXX -no emails please -price is firm -have probly twice as much invested .-this vehicle will be sold where is as is...thanks

1962 International rat rod? - $3000 (pike) (Thanks, Fipi Lele!)


  1. Oh yay, another chance to assert our superiority by snickering at “trailer trash.”

    1.  You’ve got to look at it differently, millie. Don’t just consider the misdirection, consider the creativity and maybe more importantly what society considers important. It surely is a misguided atrocity to be sure, but it IS creative. Now if we could just harness this power for good instead of goof…

      1.  It could just as likely have been made in Austin.  (Come to think of it, there is/was a large Knoxvillian diaspora there, anyway)

    2. truckcar ain’t got nuthin’ on truck-boat-truck:

    3. You’re the only one asserting superiority and using the term “trailer trash.” Personally, I think it’s quite an endearing vehicle. 

      This individual saw two completely different things and took a risk. There’s nothing inferior about that.

    4. Hey, if some one glued that thing together and it actually runs, then they have some pretty amazing skills. I could see this one getting tricked out for the art car parade.

  2. If I had these two partial vehicles, Bondo and a welder this is probably not what I would do.  But I applaud the builder for following his dream.  So what if you think it looks funny?  He probably didn’t make it with you in mind.

    ETA: with some more Bondo, a couple of days of sanding and a coat of white* paint, this vehicle would look completely different. Probably kinda charming in a hat with beer cans and drinking tubes sort of way.

    * pro tip for sloppy fabricators: light colored paint shows imperfections far less than dark paint. Voice of experience here.

    1.  I was just thinking the same thing. Every car project looks like crap when it’s unfinished.

    2.  Paint it corpse-green and hide the joints with blood-red, sculpted sutures. Add some giant electrodes on the wheel covers and lightning bolts on the sides, and you’ve got yourself a helluva Frankencar for the big Halloween parade and custom auto show.

      1. I like your direction. The silhouette and proportions are ugly, no matter what color it is. Might as well make that a feature instead of a bug.

  3. Leaving aside the truck bit, thats definitely an oldsmobile alero front end on his Grand Am (prix?). This guy is a friggin bondo master.

    1. Holy cow,  I didn’t even notice the zombie GM  brand mashup.  Subtle.  And awesome.

      (p.s., I also like that the CL listing points out that it has “duel exhaust,” which is perfect for fighting with your other TRUCKCAR.)

  4. I think it’s technically more of a caruck. The frame of the Grand Am appears to be intact, so there’s some structural soundness there. Might look interesting with a good paint job.

    The door is some work of genius.

    1. I agree. That front fender is the reason this badly needs to be finished. Then slap some 22″s on it!

  5. Relax, everyone… nothing to worry about here.  Like the mule (the offspring of the horse and the donkey), this beast will be useful and endearing, but it will not be able to reproduce.  Carry on.

  6. I can’t believe this is for sale.

    Surely something as inspired and artistic as this, forged through hours of planning and toil, should be preserved as a family heirloom, to be passed down through the generations.  Of rednecks. :)

    1. Maybe he needs the money to buy parts for his second project – the cab and hood of a car welded to the box and frame of a pickup truck.

  7. Sure, it’s looks are fantastic, but is it street-legal?  I can just imagine driving up to the Dept of Motor Vehicles to get an inspection and tags for that.

    1. Ad says it’s registered as the ’62 International, so you wouldn’t even need to get it smogged in California.

  8. Stuff some chickens inside of some ducks then stuff them into the truckcar and we get truckcarducken. 

    It would probably take hundreds of birds though but it still seems pretty doable. 

    1. The Aztec….when I first saw it, not sure where, but maybe on the web I thought it was a joke, then as it dawned on me that it was not, loathing with some rage set in which could only be relieved by removing the image from my sight, then peeing.  

      But now, after seeing what has been happening with car design (like the Audi grille – yuck) the last five years or so, the Aztec is starting to look sexy.  (This has nothing to do with the Dark Angel reruns I’ve been watching, or Mr. Kale.)

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