Slant Six: 1965 Dodge D100 Sweptline Long Bed – $5,000

by | Nov 2022 | Classifinds, Truckin Tuesday

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The current trend of oversized and candidly overpowered light-duty trucks often has us longing for the sheer simplicity of vintage pickups.  The Slant-Six and three-on-tree entry-level powertrain of this 1965 Dodge D100 Sweptline long bed pickup currently listed here on Craigslist in Nashville, Tennesee, is a classic example of how simple pickup trucks used to be.

Midway through the 1965 model year, Dodge engineers completed a mild refresh of the D-Series pickup line. The single headlights of the Sweptline featured here confirm this truck is a second-generation model.

Currently offered for $5,000, Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the collector car market, confirms the ask is well below the one-year rolling average of this guide’s summary for second-generation Dodge D-Series pickups produced between 1965 and 1971.  By clicking on the green dots in the graph below, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you evaluate the price of the truck featured here:

As a second data point, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask correctly falls below this guide’s #4 “Fair” estimate of $6,275.

The D/W series is a line of pickup trucks sold by Dodge from October 1960 to September 30, 1993. The same basic design was retained across three generations until the October 1993 introduction of a completely redesigned Ram.  Dodge’s second-generation D Series pickup truck was a mild redesign launched in the spring of 1965 with styling updates lasting through 1967.  The most distinctive change was the switch back to large-framed single-round headlights. Updates in 1965 included a wider tailgate and the replacement of the A-series engines with the updated LA series, as well as a six-inch wheelbase stretch on eight-foot Sweptline bed models.

The DodgeD100 Sweptline65 YouTube Channel features this Point of View (“POV”) video giving the perspective of what it’s like to drive a 1965 Dodge D100 Sweptline:

While we love the sheer simplicity of this 1965 Dodge D100 Sweptline long bed pickup for sale, this is one of those trucks that we would need to look at in person (or send an appropriate inspector) to make a better assessment of the amount of rust that will need to be repaired.  The seller’s detailed,  honest description of their Dodge signals to us that you’ll likely want to trailer this truck a long distance versus driving it home after the sale.

If you are serious about buying this Dodge D100, you can start the conversation by emailing the seller.  When you connect, please remember to mention you saw their Sweptline Long Bed featured here on GuysWithRides.com. Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1965 Dodge D100 long bed. Starts, runs, drives, stops mostly like it should. Good bit of rust but not insurmountably so. Get in and drive it home. Text preferred but emails are fine too. Clean title in my name.

-Slant six 225 engine, original from the factory, the early ones like this have forged steel crankshaft and connecting rods. I re-ringed it a few years ago, however the cylinder walls are pretty worn and a rebuild will eventually be necessary. It has a stumble at idle but that goes away upon acceleration and cruising speeds. Has been that way for several years now and doesn’t get worse, but it isn’t getting better either. Has a Petronics distributor insert and the carburetor has been rebuilt.

-Three speed column shifted NP745 manual transmission was completely rebuilt several years ago with new old stock parts by Fairview Transmission. These are very strong transmissions and can be used behind a big block engine in drag racing applications.

-Tires are about 4 years old, lots of tread, Goodyear brand.

-Brakes work well

-Windshield was re-sealed with new rubber.

-Steering is loose, nothing crazy, but worth noting. The steering box has been adjusted. All the suspension joints are tight. I think it might be the leaf spring shackles do not have bushings left on the mounts so the play might be coming from that. You can still drive it, but it gets tiresome on long trips constantly correcting left and right to keep the truck tracking straight.

-heat works, wipers work, horn button has been bypassed and mounted on the dash, speedo is broken but odometer works, gas gauge and temp gauge are inoperable, but they may be fixable with the voltage adapter on the back of the instrument cluster. Turn signals work sometimes but a new assembly can be installed to make that better.

I take this truck to McMinnville several times a year to pick up plants for my line of work, it doesn’t let me down. It starts easily with a pull of the choke. It runs down the interstate at 70 mph with ease. It would be a fun weekend project truck, with lots of potential to be something nice with investment or just keep it running and driving and fun.

Reason for selling is I would like to have a truck that is a little easier for my work crew to drive around for my landscape business, can tow a trailer, and has less rust. I could spend the time to do all of this to this truck, but just seeing if anyone is interested in it first before I take it all apart and spend the time and money to do so.

Restore or drive as-is: What would you do with this 1965 Dodge D100 Sweptline Long Bed for sale?  Please comment below and let us know!

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