Chevy 350-powered Tractor Defies Logic, Clearly a Must-Own Toy

That there is Farrari Red, dontcha know!

Summer is almost here! Time to pull your SBC-powered, dump-bed equipped Worthington tractor out of the shed, devote a half-hour to ponder why you deep-sixed your third marriage over constructing it, correctly ascertain that it serves absolutely no purpose whatsoever, and gloriously over-sell it in an eye-watering eBay Motors ad!!! (Bonus WWJD “what would you do with it?” poll after the ol’ jump here.)

<i>Pa's gonna be SO proud of you, boy!</i>
Boy howdy, what a tractor! Sure, you can’t drive it on the street (although the seller point out, in a fit of semi-delusional optimism, that it might be street legal “with a little work”), but hey, the dump-bed works just fine, it don’t smoke, it has Z28-sourced street cred, and did I mention the dump-bed works right proper? Git on and vote with that there clicky thing now!
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  1. Mike_the_Dog Avatar

    Nice, but not as cool as my buddy's old Farmall with a Ford 390 in it. I wish I had some pics of it, in all of its rusty glory. That thing took us on many a drunken light-speed hayride.

  2. acarr260 Avatar

    Damn, I was all ready to bid on this sweet "rat rod" (his words, not mine)… but it doesn't come with the red top battery. That battery really would have sealed the deal for me.

  3. Maymar Avatar

    If I had one of these, I think I'd be obligated to go along at about 20mph on semi-major roads, between 7-9am and 5-7pm, like most other tractor drivers around here. I'd just get to 20mph very, very quickly.

    1. Han_Solex Avatar

      My favorite tractor memory (ok, lawn tractor, I grew up in the 'burbs) – when I was about 17, I was dead asleep. I'm having this dream about mowing the lawn, which is odd, because then I'm awake but I'm still hearing mowing sounds. Which is especially odd because it's 2am. I look out the window, and lo and behold there's a lawn tractor lazily doing figure 8s in our back yard. Eventually it crashes back through the ditch onto the road and meanders up to our neighbor's house. This neighbor, a fisherman up in Alaska, had just gotten back and apparently got a little hammered to celebrate. Morning brought scandal and a significant amount of property damage, which this guy had to pay out. He'd apparently put the blade on its lowest setting, and there were quite a few chewed up swaths around the neighborhood. I can only imagine how long he was in the doghouse for that one.

  4. njhoon Avatar

    After #4 then #3 with this #2.

  5. Alff Avatar

    Powerful engine, lightweight body… Yep, it's a muscle car.

  6. Jo_Schmo Avatar

    You should always ask yourself first What Would Jo Schmo DO and then not do that. Just ask Mitch…
    Having said that a plowed Jo Schmo would probably plow it into something…

  7. lilwillie Avatar

    Slow moving sign and a bail of hay and it is legal in Wisconsin.
    "Yes officer, I am farming, no officer, that Honda Civic didn't know what to think when I kicked his as that last stoplight."

  8. P161911 Avatar

    Where option #5, add a mower deck, cut my 3/4th acre yard in 10 minutes, and then use the dump bed to haul limbs and stuff. All while terrifying the neighbors.
    Let's see, solid axles, no suspension, 2 speed automatic, and a car engine. What you have here is a Tug airport luggage tractor. I briefly worked at Tug. The basic tractor was solid front and rear axles, a Ford 300 I-6, a C6 automatic with 1st blocked out, and a rear end. The higher the towing capacity the more weight that got bolted on to it.

  9. soo΄pәr-bādd75 Avatar

    She's not street legal, but a roll cage, racing seat and harness, and fuel cell might make it somewhat entertaining at the local 1/8 mile.

  10. Black Steelies Avatar

    My grandpa actually built his tractor out of an ancient pickup… i think. I remember my dad showing me the rusted relic behind grandma's field one day. He built it back in the 50's mind you, wish I could've met the man

  11. CptSevere Avatar

    Oh, I want this so bad I can taste it. I could use it to feed the cows and jackasses in record time, there's just enough room in the bed to haul a few bales of hay. Hell, feed the jackasses, on this thing you could BE a jackass. I wonder how big a dirt roostertail it could throw?

  12. SSurfer321 Avatar

    There has to be a class for this to run in at the National Tractor Pulling Championships in Bowling Green, OH this summer!

  13. ZomBee Racer Avatar

    I was all set to vote for plowing onto the shed until I saw that pool fantasy thing… but I'd REALLY like to combine the two…

  14. Clifford Reuber Avatar

    Hold doing work ,fantastic task!