Canadian Boogie Van: 1972 Fargo B100 Tradesman

This 1972 Fargo B100 van is a Canadian-market example of the classic Dodge-branded cargo hauler, and looks to be in excellent condition despite hailing from north of the border. I do like vehicles that are just barely different from their U.S. siblings, if for no other reason than to make fellow enthusiasts do a double-take. The differences are subtle, such as the “Fargo” branding on the grill. Find this clean boogie van here on craigslist in Oregon for $5,500.

The seller said he imported this Fargo B100 not too long ago, and that it does have some repairable rust. The lower rear wheel wells are the problem area, he notes, but further claims it’s solid underneath. Mechanically, some nice upgrades await the next owner: “Original Slant-6 and manual column shift transmission replaced with 1977 440 big block Engine and automatic 727 transmission.”

Inside, he claims the stripped-down cabin is a favor he’s done for the next owner. This way, it’s a blank canvas you can retrofit however you want. The pictures still show a bench seat out back and what looks to be some sort of fabric or carpet covering the rear doors. Still, as far as “boogie era” vans are concerned, this one is relatively mild and easy to convert whatever shag carpet fantasies you may have.

The engine was rebuilt 10,000 miles ago, and the transmission refreshed 1,000 miles ago. This should provide the next owner with years of worry-free motoring, and even the rust should stay at bay for a while provided the B100 doesn’t go back into a snowy climate. For the price, this looks like a lot of fun with some added novelty factor baked in, and the opportunity to create the van life of your dreams. Thanks to Barn Finds reader Miguel for the find.

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Comments

  1. TimS Member

    Growing up, my family had a 77 Dodge Tradesman 100 in white with the slant 6, no AC and two small non opening side windows. And we loved it. Never been in one with a V8. This could be a fun interior build.

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  2. Mitch Ross

    I would have preferred it with the leaning tower of power and 3 on the tree. You’re not motoring far at 8 mpg

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  3. PatrickM

    I started to comment on this…. But, then I came to my senses…440…NOT

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