Ran When Parked: 1969 Dodge D200

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You have to love the sellers who know exactly when they parked a vehicle before walking away for decades at a time. This 1969 Dodge D200 has sat drinking in some fine Nevada mountain vistas for the last 15 years, perfectly weather-beaten and occupied by rodents and Lord know what other critters. Still, this old workhorse is pleasingly authentic and selling at no reserve with a starting bid of $999.

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But if you’re thinking Mother Nature has given this old Dodge a pass on exposure to the elements, you’d be mistaken. The rodents have feasted on the bench seat and stored plenty of their refuse on the floors. I shudder to think of what’s happened to wiring over the years, given how much mice enjoy gnawing on vehicle wires. It’s hard to tell what shape the gauge cluster and dash pad are in due to some sort of covering that doesn’t fit very well but still obscures our view.

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The seller says this D200 comes with a 360 V8, which I suspect was swapped in at an later date given the 360 didn’t become an option until 1971. Regardless of its originality, you have your work cut out for you as it relates to cleaning out the rodents’ next that sits atop this motor. That’s an impressive covering of dirt, leaves and other nest-building materials, offering further evidence as to how long this former work truck has been sitting.

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Look at that view! At least this old Dodge has something nice to stare at while its winds down its retirement years home on the range. You can find it here on eBay where there’s no bidding activity at the moment. The seller doesn’t offer much in the way of details and wants potential buyers to call him directly, so it’s possible we’re dealing with an older owner. Best to be respectful of the man’s time if you choose to dial for more info.

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  1. Woodie Man

    Geez….I dont know if I could let a truck of mine sit like that for that long….unless I was incapacitated. It would eat at me that the truck /car was left to the elements..never mind the cat sizes rodents!

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  2. JeffAuthor

    Isn’t that amazing? Just lock it up and walk away for 15 years! I couldn’t do it, either.

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  3. Mike

    Never realised people used the word critters, takes me back to the old western films, what are they?

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  4. John Wilburn

    I hate that expression “ran when parked”. Didn’t everything run when it was parked? Anyway, this is a cool truck. I hope someone fixes it up and uses it for a work truck again. That would be way cooler than another Sprinter van or generic fleet truck.

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