Of all the kind of neat things that hot rodding has produced over the years of its existence, the whole “body in white” thing is among the coolest. It’s one of the oldest school things that the OE manufacturers do to support racing programs and teams, basically selling them the rolling shell of a car off the assembly line so that they can make it into a racer without being encumbered by all of the factory stuff in the way. These are simply a chassis and a shell with wheels affixed in a non-permanent manner to get it around the shop and every car company out there has participated in it to some level. Even today you can buy a Ford, a Dodge, or a Chevrolet “Body in White” to make it the foundation of your race car. We love when guys do that. In fact, it’s exactly how this Challenger we found for sale on eBay began life.
Plucked off the assembly line in 2012 and sold to someone who was going to make a racer out of it, the car has never been touched. It is on the same temporary axles and tires as it was when built, not a single part of the body or interior structure has even touched, and this car is sitting here as a literal blank canvass for any hot rodder to do as they wish with it.
Most commonly these cars are made into drag racing machines. A big tire super stocker would be awesome as the end product but a killer pro touring build with some historic flare would be awesome as well.The sky is literally the limit.
The last thing we dig about this is the document that one has to sign when they buy one of these cars. Basically you are swearing (seemingly under penalty of death) that you will not make a road car out of this and that you’ll only ever race it. Check out the document and the photos below!