Nice Patina: 1964 Dodge D100 Pickup

Older vehicles with a patina finish certainly have a unique look, and those who modify vehicles often enjoy using vehicles with weathered paint as the starting point for a project. The seller of this 1964 Dodge D100 that’s available here on eBay admits that they would love to see someone lower this truck and maybe upgrade the drivetrain, and I agree – this truck is an excellent starting point for a unique build.

This first-generation D Series is available in Ogden, Utah with a clean title. Judging from the “Coast Highway Repair and Service” logos on each of the front doors, it appears that the truck began its life in Huntington Beach, California.

Some areas of the body need addressing, such as some rust on the floor pans and the bottom of the tailgate, but for the most part, its in impressive shape for a 56-year-old truck. I’m a huge fan of this truck’s design cues, especially the body line that runs down the bedside.

Inside the cabin, things are very simple. The white bench seat is in good shape, and the current owner also added some temporary carpeting, while also noting that a new carpet is only $300. It’s also worth adding that the door rubber needs replacement, but all of the lights and the heater work without issue.

Under the hood, you’ll find the original 318 cu.-in. V8 engine, which pairs to a manual transmission to drive the rear wheels. The advertisement does not include the mileage, but unfortunately, the engine smokes after 5 to 6 miles of driving, so it will need replacement or repair soon. On a positive note, the previous owner replaced the master cylinder and clutch hydraulic line, so it shifts excellently, and it also has good steering and braking systems.

At the time of publication, bidding is at $1,525 with the reserve not met. If you took ownership of this vintage Dodge truck, what would your plans be?

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  1. geomechs geomechs Member

    Lots of these out west. Typical V8 powered as six cylinders were quite rare. I might add that most of them had a 3 spd. manual. They were bought mostly by farmers who used them up and threw them away. Funny how you used to see a lot of them and now they aren’t even in the boneyards…

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  2. Kenneth Carney

    A friend of mine had a crew cab dualie
    in ’73 or thereabouts. He replaced the
    worn out 318 with a 413 from a trashed
    out Chrysler New Yorker. He also used
    the Torqueflight tranny so his wife could
    drive it too. She was a short little woman
    under 5 feet tall and it was an unbelievable sight just watching her drive
    that thing! When he got done with it, it was a really nice truck. My Uncle Paul had one of those rare six cylinders you
    spoke about Geomechs. He bought it as
    a work truck and it lasted him til the day
    he died. That thing was homely, but it sure could work!

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  3. A-body Fan

    Looks great as is and if the engine needs replacement a nice 340 would be excellent. Pistol Grip and all.

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  4. TherealHash

    I’d put it on bags, drop in a gen 3 hemi and a t56. It would then be my shop truck for the next decade or so.

  5. bone

    I’m not really buying the “shop truck” story and the lettering looks too small for a real business to have had ; I would want my business name to stand out on my rolling billboard ! That said, its a real solid truck in a great period color . If that old 318 is done, I would also go with a later LA style small block .

  6. Jakespeed

    I’ve had 2 of these trucks; a 1969 D-100 Long wheel base Sweptline and a 1970 D-100 Long Wheel Base Sweptline. The 1960 – 1964 have a shorter wheelbase for vehicles with 8’ beds.

    It’s CRITICAL that the door, windshield and Rear window seals are replaced to keep the cowl, the Floor and Inner Rocker (steps) from rusting away.

  7. TimM

    Lots of potential here!! Maybe I just didn’t see it in the ad but is it a 3 or 4 speed??? I really like the idea of putting a 340 in this truck!! It would keep it more period correct then a newer hemi and it wouldn’t need all the sensors and a computer!! Just my opinion of coarse!!

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