Sunburst Orange 1960 Dodge D100 Could Take on Custom Chevys and Fords Any Day

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There is no doubt that the new pickup truck market is dominated by Ford and the pre-owned, custom one by Chevrolet. But FCA is not taking things lying down: the factory just started production of the Ram 1500 TRX to fight the likes of the F-150 Raptor, while collectors have things like this here Dodge D100 to wash down the possibly unpleasant taste left by all those custom C10s.
Just like Ford and Chevy, Chrysler has been making pickup trucks since forever. The one we have here is part of the D series introduced in 1960, and because of the way it looks, it is a perfect addition to our Celebration Month coverage.

Described as a street rod build, the D100 trucks sports a clean-shaved interpretation of the first generation’s body style, wrapped in a color called Sunburst Orange. While we get no front and rear bumpers, the build features Foose wheels on all four corners, just enough touch of chrome here and there to make things interesting, and an all-weather gray carpet bed at the rear.

The fresh interpretation of the exterior continues inside, with the sale color choice available on the dashboard and doors. The two seats, separated by the center console, are dressed in cloth, with the driver’s side one located in front of an aluminum rally steering wheel and a custom instrument cluster.

Like most builds of its kind, and even if it fights the likes of the Chevy C10, this Dodge, too, is powered by a bowtie-made powerplant: we’re talking about a Chevrolet crate 350-ci (5.7-liter) engine gifted with an Edelbrock carburetor and ran through a 4-speed manual transmission.

The Dodge D100 build is relatively new, as it was put together in this form no more than 3,700 miles (5,900 km) ago. Given all it offers, including a sort of rarity the F-100s and C10s do not have, the asking price of $29,900 doesn’t seem bad at all.
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