BF Auction: 1969 Dodge D200 Sweptline

Asking: $9,000Make Offer

  • Seller: Bill M cCleary
  • Location: Mt. Aukum, California
  • Mileage: 106,301 Shown
  • Chassis #: 1287143655
  • Title Status: Clean

This Dodge D200 has lived its entire life in the care of the same family. Over the years, it’s received some dents and dings, but it has also been well cared for and kept on the road. It just recently received an extensive service and is road-ready. While the seller and their family have enjoyed it, the time has come to let someone new drive it. So, they’ve listed it here as a Barn Finds Auction!

The second generation of D-Series trucks can best be described as a mild refresh rather than a complete redesign. Most of the changes were purely cosmetic, but the introduction of the LA series of engines gave the vehicles a new lease on life. This D200 isn’t perfect, but describing it as an honest survivor is fair. Its Mojave Yellow paint has deteriorated, although it retains a healthy shine, allowing the winning bidder to choose preservation as a viable option. The bed has accumulated some dings and dents. However, the front clip is as straight as an arrow. The family fitted a lift gate early in this classic’s life, helping to protect the original tailgate from damage. One tailgate bracket isn’t attached, having been disconnected when the lift gate was installed.

A rubber mat protects the bed from physical harm, a sensible addition. There is a hood crease, but the owner includes a replacement hood. Possibly the best piece of news is this Dodge’s rust-free status. There is surface corrosion in some areas but no evidence of existing or developing steel penetration. One side spear is missing, but the remaining pieces are in good order, and the seller includes a complete trim set from a Dodge Adventurer. The owner admits the original split rims are distant memories, but they will supply the correct hubcaps. Also included are a heavy-duty bumper and a vintage shell with awning-style side windows and a roof rack.

Powering this D200 is its original 318ci V8, which sends 210hp to the road via a four-speed manual transmission with a granny low. Power brakes help remove the physical effort from bringing this classic to a safe halt. The owner confirms the engine received a rebuild at around 82,000 miles, although no documentation exists. It now has 106,301 miles showing on its odometer and is in excellent mechanical health. The 318 sports cosmetic upgrades, but the owner includes the original valve covers and air cleaner. The tires have plenty of treads, the clutch works as it should, and potential buyers can consider the D200 ready to drive.

The Dodge’s interior is largely original, with the seats upgraded to a comfortable set from a Minivan. It retains the factory’s original center console, and the dashpad has survived well. There are functional issues, but none will prevent the winning bidder from hitting the road immediately. The factory AM radio is inoperative, and while the heater works, it is disconnected. The fuel gauge only reads ¾ on a full tank, and the turn signals are inoperative. The problems are minor, and some weekend tinkering in a home workshop may be all that is required to eliminate them.

We see our share of classic Pickups at Barn Finds, but Ford or General Motors models typically dominate the market. This 1969 Dodge D200 rolls in like a breath of fresh air, showing a world of promise for its new owner. Parting with a classic like this after over five decades is never easy, but someone will become the new owner of a vehicle with a fascinating history. That makes it worth a closer look.

Bid On This Auction

High Bid: $2,350 (Reserve Not Met)
Make An Offer
Ended: May 18, 2024 10:00am MDT
High Bidder: DoctorDodge
  • DoctorDodge
    bid $2,350.00  2024-05-17 19:48:04
  • Jef bid $2,100.00  2024-05-16 22:39:35
  • DoctorDodge bid $1,155.00  2024-05-16 14:23:14
  • Squeeky
    bid $900.00  2024-05-14 13:52:42
  • Louis
    Louis bid $650.00  2024-05-14 12:10:08
  • Squeeky bid $350.00  2024-05-12 16:56:26
  • Suave79
    bid $100.00  2024-05-12 10:06:07

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Comments

  1. 19sixty5Member

    I was never a fan of Dodge truck’s appearance, compared to the Fords and Chevy’s, but now they have a certain charm to them and they stand out in the sea of Ford and Chevy’s. Cool old truck!

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  2. stillrunners stillrunnersMember

    Looks like a good one if your in the market for a early Dodge.

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  3. Terrry

    It’s not in bad shape for an old war horse, but too bad it’s a 3/4 ton or I’d jump into the bidding fray.

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  4. CCFisher

    Where is the lift gate?

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    • Bill mcClearySeller

      Sorry, the lift gate is no longer in my possession.

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      • DoctorDodgeMember

        Greetings Bill, I am still interested in the old truck and I am in Indiana. I have driven out to Sacramento once in 2008… it took quite a while… do you think this truck has a cross country trip in it without a major driveline issue? I would consider flying out and driving it home as a vacation adventure if it’s good to go as a driver. But because of the potential for everything to go wrong I don’t want to get so heavily invested that if it looses a head gasket or rear axle that I can’t justify fixing it.

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  5. BillSeller

    Hi Dr D
    I would not recommend driving a 55 year old vehicle over 2200 miles. This one may run well, but it gets about 11 mpg and not the best choice for such a long distance road trip. Plus, I’d hate to tempt Murphy and his Law.

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