How do you buy a hot rod?

Whether you're looking for the perfect project car, street bar or rat rod, classic truck, or muscle cars, hot rod Hotline has an extensive list of. But sometimes, the appeal of buying a custom car or a Hot Rod overseas is too much to resist.

How do you buy a hot rod?

Whether you're looking for the perfect project car, street bar or rat rod, classic truck, or muscle cars, hot rod Hotline has an extensive list of. But sometimes, the appeal of buying a custom car or a Hot Rod overseas is too much to resist. It may be that you want a particular style or posture, perhaps something that is historic or original nut and bolt, or even a car built or customized by a specific builder or rod shop. When you can't find exactly what you're looking for here in the UK, buying a hotrod, custom, or American car abroad and importing it back home could be an option.

I had been an oil buff since passing my exam at 17, mainly fast Fords of the 70s and the like, and my exposure to hotrods, custom cars and American muscle was limited to what I had seen on television, ZZ Top music videos and a couple of local shows in Scotland. A hot rod can be just about anything: a 1932 Ford Roadster or a '49 Mercury, a 50s Dodge pickup, or a Chevy Camaro. Roadkill Customs has evolved from a local hot rod store to an online how-to magazine for DIY hot rod builders and enthusiasts on a budget. After an hour on the phone asking countless questions, it became clear that the salesman was a decent and honest guy and had been a “hotrodder” for more than 30 years.

The other problem was that I couldn't shake the feeling that the Roadster '32 felt more like a fiberglass kit car, it wasn't very well assembled and for me it wasn't the real original hotrod I wanted. While each hot rod is specifically modified to improve speed and performance, not every hot rod is a good buy. The UK's American, custom and hot rod car scene is thriving and the “for sale” sections seem busier than ever. With his rock-and-roll personality and quirky way of doing business, he often finds deals at great hot rods.