Ultra-Rare SUV: 1972 Dodge D100 Carryall

We’ve occasionally seen one-off creations emerge from South America, reflecting a curious habit of major manufacturer’s operations south of the border. This 1972 Dodge D100 Carryall is one such creation, with the seller claiming it is the only one made. I’ll throw some cold water on that theory in a minute, but it is likely an accurate statement that only a handful of such conversions exist. The listing goes on to state that rumor has it the Carryall was created as a “…wedding gift in Mexico.” Find it here on Facebook Marketplace with an asking price of $19,750 and located in New Mexico.

First of all, whether they made one or 100, I love the looks of this Carryall. I’m sure the dog-dish wheels and white-letter radials are helping matters, but the ample glass and rear barn doors – along with the subtle roof height change as it meets the driver’s compartment – well, it looks good enough to believe the factory built them by the dozen. I’m sure up close there are plenty of details that are marginal at best, but if they only made a handful, it looks impressively complete all things considered. Three full rows of seats is nothing to sneeze at, and I’d love to know more about the story behind why this was once someone’s wedding present.

While the Slant 6 isn’t particularly interesting, the seller notes it has an on-board propane system, with the gigantic tank still hidden behind the rear seats. As I referenced earlier, there is evidence one of these appeared for sale on eBay in 2019, also with the huge propane tank out back, so there’s definitely more than one as the seller claims. The listing does mention an invoice, which makes it seem like this truck was delivered through official channels, such as a dealer network, and that the third-row seat was one of the items specified on the paperwork. The truck does still run and is able to perform lot drives, and it’s equipped with a manual transmission.

The interior appears reasonably complete, and in good condition. The seat materials are in surprisingly good shape, and the headliner is also clean and untorn. The seller notes that the front seat (presumably a bench) was removed years ago, replaced with two buckets. As you can see from the top photo, the two front fenders are simply bolted on, not fully attached, and no reason is offered – perhaps the original fenders had rust at the bottoms, a common hot spot for any vintage vehicle. Overall, I love the design and the obscurity factor on display here, along with what is likely a potentially intriguing story about how this one-off was conceived.

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Comments

  1. Gary S.

    Cool looking vehicle,but needs a lot of work. Rust,interior,tires at least on front, L taillight look like it falling out. Neat vehicle,but not 20 G’s neat.

    Like 5
  2. dave

    Usually, when it comes with a bright grille and chrome bumpers, it means it was a Sweptline – my favorite of that generation. No Sweptline now…

    Like 2
  3. local_sheriff

    ..and it doesn’t even have the swept line. It’s my understanding Mexican trucks featured a straight line only.

    True coachbuilt conversions are always fascinating due to their limited #s and related stories if they can be verified. I’d like to see seller’s documentation and the coachbuilder’s tag to get an idea of what we’re looking at. Regardless of the cool and unique factor I’d rate seller’s expectations beyond realistic

    Like 3
  4. Mitch Ross

    Mexico is in North America

    Like 14
  5. Car Nut Tacoma

    Awesome looking truck! I’ve always loved Dodge trucks of 1970-72. I’ve never seen one like this before. Assuming everything on it works like it should, I’d pay around $15,000 for it.

  6. mainlymuscle

    Go for it Tacoma,if the seller doesn’t take your 15k with a huge smile on his face,he’s fnuts.Agreed on the cool factor,but this deal has only one value potential,and it ain’t in the right direction .

    Like 1
  7. F Again

    I have seen this vehicle on some YouTube show, detailing the find and subsequent effort to bring it back north- wish I could recall what the show was called.

    • Miguel

      I looked on You Tube. I would love to see where this truck came from.- I have been watching the sales of cars in Mexico for like 5 years now and documenting them but I have never see this truck before.

  8. Miguel

    I have never seen a Carry All this old in Mexico.

    The price seems way out of line for a beat up under powered truck like this.

    I hope the seller comes to his senses so he can get it sold.

    I don’t see any stickers on the windows indicating it was a Mexican truck.

    I wonder what papers he has with it.

    • fiat128

      I know who’s truck that is, he’s a solid guy. I’m sure the truck came from Mexico, that’s what he does – bring cars from Mexico (I sold him one I found over there). Nothing shady going on here.

  9. Miguel

    Here is a link for the finished Ebay ad. There are more pictures there but none of the paperwork.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1972-Dodge-otros-Pastillas-Carryall-/283758786929

    Read the description. It is a hoot.

  10. boxdin

    I see a propane mixer there?

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