Imagine building this thing in 1950. No aftermarket help. None! Ingenuity, skills and real creativity were the only tools of the day. Its obvious why there is such a high price earmarked for this truck, it truly 1 of a kind. I'll bet some of the parts used don't exist or can't be found today.
I stand corrected, it is probably a very rare example of a very early Rat Rod
A rat rod is a style of hot rod or custom car that, in most cases, imitates (or exaggerates) the early hot rods of the 1940s, 1950s, and early-1960s. The style is not to be confused with the somewhat closely related "traditional" hot rod, which is an accurate re-creation or period-correct restoration of a hot rod from the same era.
Most rat rods appear "unfinished", regardless of their status, as only the vehicle's bare essentials are driven.