Tonka Truck: 1968 Dodge D100 Stepside – Sold?

by | Aug 2023 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Truckin Tuesday

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October 2, 2023, Update – We confirmed the listing for this “ClassiFIND” expired, so with no replacement found, we’re assuming this ride is “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

August 31, 2023 Update – The seller replaced their expiring Craigslist ad with a fresh listing.  The price, description, and pictures all carry over from the prior ad.

August 10, 2023 Update – The seller replaced their expiring Craigslist ad with a fresh listing.  The price, description, and pictures all carry over from the prior ad.

July 10, 2023 Update – The Internet and GuysWithRides never forget a classic ride for sale.  The seller of this ’68 Dodge D100 we first spotted in December 2022 posted a new Craiglist ad following a three-month pause after the expiration of their last listing. Oddly, after not selling the truck over the winter at $14,995, the seller is now asking $17,995. In addition to a new description, the seller provides a new set of pictures.

April 3, 2023, Update – We confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found, we’re assuming this ride is “Sold?” until we come across a replacement ad.

February 12, 2023 Update – The seller replaced their second expiring Craigslist ad with a fresh third listing in which the description, pictures, and asking price all remain the same.

January 14, 2023 Update – The seller replaced their expiring Craigslist ad with a fresh listing in which the description, pictures, and asking price all remain the same.

Some classic trucks attract your attention for what they claim to be when they are not.  In the case of this otherwise plain-Jane, entry-level 1968 Dodge D100 Utiline (the Mopar speak for Stepside pickups), the “Tonka” label on the doors is a fun accessory that anyone of a certain age who had a Tonka truck growing up would appreciate. However, the effect might be more successful if the truck featured yellow paint.

Otherwise, this 1968 Dodge D100 Utiline, first listed in February 2023 on Craigslist in Lansing, North Carolina (Charlotte), is a solid example featuring a repaint and other restoration touches. The seller reports their truck needs nothing other than a new owner who can put up with the manual steering.

Last offered for $17,995 (the original ask was $14,995), Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the collector car market, confirms the ask is well below the five-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 truck sold as a way to help you evaluate the price of the pickup featured here:

As a second data point, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $10,850 and its #2 “Very Good” appraisal of $17,300 before making adjustments for powertrain and equipment.

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 MyMopar YouTube Channel features this 1968 Dodge Adventurer Sport Truck commercial:

Based on the pictures the seller provides, this 1968 Dodge D100 Utiline for sale appears to be a very solid example the next caretaker can either continue to use as a daily driver or perhaps take it to the next level. With a wealth of aftermarket power steering upgrade kits available, the buyer could make that one of their first upgrades.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“IGNORE THE DATES ON THE PICTURES, I TOOK THEM FRIDAY, DEC 9, 2022.
1968 Dodge 1/2 ton short step side. 225 slant 6, 3 on the tree. 3.55 gears, Manual steering and brakes I’ve owned this for three years and it has been my daily driver in nice weather. It needs nothing, everything works: Lights, gauges, wipers, heater, windows go up and down with no issues. Painted in original white before I bought it, floor pans were patched with metal. All I’ve done since I bought it was a master cylinder and battery. Added tach, second horn, 12 v outlet, map light, new CD stereo with 4 speakers, built console (removable), oak side boards and tool box. Seat is in excellent condition, I assume it was redone at some point. Wood bed floor. Tires have about 5000 miles on them. Also have the 4 stock wheels with hubcaps. No spare, I carry a can of fix-a-flat.
I bought the truck with a little over 51,000 miles now showing 56,417. I believe this to be correct, the truck burns NO oil and I get 18-20 mpg running around Ashe county.
I’m getting older and the manual steering is too heavy for my arms and shoulders. The windshield is original and has some fogging around the edges.
Truck is as is, where is. Come look at it or have it inspected by a third party. Price is firm.”

Show or go: What would you do with this 1968 Dodge D100 pickup?  Please comment below and let us know!

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