1966 Dodge A100 Custom Sportsman Van not VW
Sale price: £12,500.00 make an offer
Pending offersDate: 2018-09-13
siegfried gohlke offered 11500 gbp
Sale type: Fixed price listing
Technical specifications, photos and description:
|Type:||A100 Custom Sportsman Wagon|
|Drive side:||Left-hand drive|
|Exterior:||Alloy Wheels, Tuning|
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1966 Dodge A100 Custom Sportsman Van not VW for sale
The Dodge A100 is obviously an iconic van. which the legendary Chip Foose chose to be the 100th vehicle restored for his “Overhaulin” series. This Custom Sportsman Wagon model was the “top of the line” A100 with larger front brakes and superior interior appointments. such as the very rare original interior window mouldings.
I have spent the last 2 years and £1000s restoring this van to its current excellent condition. with many new parts imported directly from the USA. It would be difficult to purchase and restore a similar vehicle for the asking price. This Dodge A100 has been independently valued for insurance purposes at £15. 00. In American terms this is a "Compact" van. which makes it ideal for British roads and parking places. It is about 13' long by 6' wide and 6' 6" tall with a wheelbase of 90".
This A100 has been upgraded from the straight six. manual gearbox to a powerful 318CID (5. 00cc) V8 with auto gearbox. The original "three on the tree" manual shift lever is used. The engine sounds absolutely awesome through headers and new Thrush mufflers. There is a new Edelbrock 600cfm carburettor on a performer manifold with a new fuel pump. The petrol tank has been removed. flushed out and a new sender fitted. A Kenlowe electric radiator fan with thermostat has also been fitted together with a discrete rev counter.
The gearbox is the famous “Torqueflight” A904 3 speed automatic. which has a lovely smooth shift. The The “RA36” rear axle code on the build plate indicates this A100 had the desirable “Suregrip” Limited Slip Differential (LSD) fitted from new. The rear axle has been recently been rebuilt with a Mopar muscle car (742) differential with all new bearings and seals to complement the V8 power. A 2. 94:1 “highway” gear now provides rapid acceleration. relaxed cruising at 70mph and a theoretical top speed of 125mph.
The attractive custom 15x8 alloy wheels have been polished. new nuts and caps fitted. with new tyres fitted to the rear.
These are very solid vans (unlike VWs and Ford Econolines) but my aim was to remove potential rust issues. Therefore the gutter and belt line trim has been removed and all the (134) holes welded. All new door and window seals have been purchased and fitted. together with a full roof and body re-spray in tough 2 pack paint. The doors and interior joints have been waxoyled
The interior has been painted body colour with custom made “Tuck n roll” front door panels. The sun visors have also been re-trimmed to match. The floor has been foam/hardboard covered for durability and black walnut vinyl laid over this. The heater has been re-cored and new hoses fitted. The rear windows have been professionally tinted for privacy and to keep the interior cool. Many of the rear windows can be opened to improve ventilation. The A100 interior is 6ft wide. with 4ft between the rear wheel arches and around 9ft from the back doors to the back of the rear seats. Having both rear and side doors makes the interior very accessible.
For safety new 3 point retracting seat belts have been fitted to the front seats. New UK spec H4 headlights have been fitted together with UK number plates. wiring and amber indicators to the rear. A new main battery is fitted with an additional new 120ah leisure battery. split charger and 1KW inverter. There is also a 240V mains pickup (caravan style) lead.
A lot better in many regards (and a whole lot cheaper) than a restored VW splitty of the same era. these Dodge A100's. are now appreciating strongly and make a great base for a full camper conversion if desired.
This is a Left Hand Drive (LHD) vehicle and so very useful for trips to Europe etc. There is plenty of space underneath for large LPG tanks.
The instruments are inaccurate and the original radio and clock are inoperative. The paint is not to show finish and there are a few blemishes. cracks and scratches to the passenger side rear quarter. A significant number of spares will be included for the full asking price.
This excellent example was 50 years old in 2016 and has free road tax. The MOT runs until January 2017. Being a rare 50-year-old vehicle with some modifications. knowledge of classic vehicles is assumed and viewing is very strongly recommended. The vehicle is located in Norwich. Norfolk. NR4 postcode.
No time wasters please. this vehicle is sold as seen and approved with no warranty implied or given. I require payment via Bank Transfer or cash paid into my bank account before collection. Collection must be within 10 days of purchasing the vehicle; I will assist your courier with exportation if required.
Thanks for viewing!
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