This Mopar was a yard find that wears much of the original paint and stripe. It’s rotten around the edges, but semi-presentable when viewed from a block away. Austin let it sit forever thinking he was going to restore it before he decided to just get it on the road.
One of the keys to the style is not too let the junky part go too far, hence cool wheels and tires and the fiberglass hood.
Sometimes the patina of weathered original parts can provide more character than nice clean replacements. Or is this just garbage?
The interior in the Bee isn’t totally shot, but far from show quality. The keys are function, comfort, and ability to drive it anywhere without ever worrying about it.
The car’s original 383 B-motor has been freshened up and carries some speed parts—not including headers.
Here’s where our opinion and Austin’s part company. We’d leave the sketchy retro lettering to the rat-rod crowd.
In addition to the door art, the car has reproduction drag decals slapped all over it. Want to see more? Check out Ratty Muscle Cars on Facebook and @RattyMuscleCars on Instagram.