The Other Power Wagon: 1970 Dodge W100 Sweptline Short Box 4×4 – SOLD!
October 4, 2020 Update – Talk about a price reduction. The private seller of this just reduced his asking price from $22,000 to $12,500! Our guess is the private seller wants this truck gone before winter sets in Western New York.
Compared to domestic rivals Ford and Chevy, Dodge found themselves having to compete on price and features to get noticed in the light pickup marketplace. Not enjoying much market share when new, it’s even harder these days to come across a low mileage survivor example of Dodge’s Custom Sweptline pickups. This two-owner, 40K original mile example originally from California and listed on Craigslist during the fall of 2020 in North Collins, New York (Buffalo) is a notable exception. The current caretaker wants $22,000. Comparing this price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has his Sweptline priced between the #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $33,700 and the #3 “Good” estimate of $17,700.
Dodge sold its D/W series of pickups with only minor changes from 1960 through 1993 when the company launched its radically new Ram. The D/W series received a mild redesign in the Spring of 1965; the most notable change being a change from quad to dual headlights.
By 1970, the Adventurer would be expanded into three separate packages: the base Adventurer, the Adventurer Sport, and the top-line Adventurer SE. The Adventurer SE included such things as a chrome grille, wood trim on the dashboard, the padded vinyl front seat with color-keyed seatbelts, full courtesy lighting, extra insulation, dual horns, full carpeting, luxury door panel trim, a vinyl-embossed trim strip ran along the sides of the truck, full wheel discs and a woodgrain-insert panel on the tailgate. The 1970 models also featured a new four-section grille (two rows of two holes each).
Here’s a Dodge commercial from 1970 highlighting the price value of its Sweptline trucks. See if you recognize one of the actors:
If you fall into the “Mopar or No Car” camp and are in the market for a low mileage 4×4 Sweptline Dodge to add to your fleet, this may be the truck for you. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“*1970 Dodge W100 Power wagon
*Sweptline Short Box
*Manual 4 speed transmission.
*Very Solid California Truck.
*Low production numbers.
Don’t let this one slip away!
Call/text Norm (716)447-9760“
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