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Hanksters Hot Rods and Muscle Cars

Hanksters Hot Rods and Muscle Cars

Hanksters Showrooms
Hanksters is a dream come true for muscle car and hot rod enthusiasts. With two locations and an online searchable inventory, it’s easy to buy, sell, and even finance here. Whether you want to expand your collection, have a specific car in mind, or need to let one of your cars go, Hanksters can help. 

Gary Hankinson has been working with classic cars for decades. For nearly 30 years he has worked on building and repairing, buying and selling hot rods, muscle cars, motorcycles, and other classic vehicles. Along with an expert staff, he has the knowledge and experience to make buying and selling a breeze. 

Building a Rat Rod

Building a Rat Rod

1964 Chevy BiscayneIn the aftermarket car world, building a hot rod is a seen as an art form. But, to learn how to build a hot rod, it is a good idea to practice on a rat rod. If you did not already know, a rat rod is a custom car that can easily be built in a one-stall garage or in a backyard. Where a hot rod and a rat rod differ is in the completeness of the job. A hot rod is designed to impress with a specially tuned engine with a perfectly finished exterior that makes the car look like it belongs in a museum. On the flipside, a rat rod looks like could be parked in a junkyard and no one would know if it ran or not.

1940 Ford Deluxe

Since its early days, Ford has long been an automobile company with the ability to somehow withstand difficult tests from difficult economies to wavering public opinion and even two world wars. Just before the United States entered into World War II following the horrific attack on Pearl Harbor, Ford produced a model which had a cool, sleek look. The 1940 Ford Deluxe was a vehicle whose appearance made it seem as though things were not as dire as was reality: the world had plunged into economic turmoil and many countries were in chaos. Below, we examine this classic car; take a look.