In 1957, if you wanted to go haul a bunch of lumber home in the back of your Chevrolet, nobody was going to stop you. I’m willing to bet that in 1967, you’d still be OK, since the Chevy was a ten-year-old used car at that point. Now, what about sixty years later? The 1957 Chevrolet, from it’s open grille front to it’s finned rear, is an American design icon. It is certainly not a utility vehicle to most people, and outside of camp chairs, coolers, and a little figurine of a dog pissing on the wheel…and maybe some tools…nothing should be hauled around in the back, according to the masses.
Now, we have found you a way to have your cake and eat it too, but like any deal that sounds too good to be true, there are some catches. One is that you will actually be driving a 2001 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab with a 3.9L V6. The other is that fans of 1957 Chevrolets will be following you around, ringing a bell and yelling “Shame!” everywhere you go. We do have to say that it’s put together better than you would normally expect for a science experiment like this, but the rest? Well…what do you think?