Junkyard Treasure: 1967 Dodge A100 Van

It takes a lot to use up an A100, though this a single finally reached a end of a roadThe Dodge A100 was a most renouned of a forward-control Detroit small vans of a 1960s, as well as it has enjoyed something of a renaissance in popularity in recent years (perhaps due in partial to a Dusty Rust-Eze impression in Pixar's "Cars" franchise). Still, you'll still see a occasional A100 during a big self-service wrecking yard, because used-up, hard-life examples with no some-more miles left in them aren't worth restoring. Here's a '67 which we spotted in a San Francisco Bay Area back yard final month. The Sportsman was really renouned as a surfer outpost in Southern California in a 1960s, 1970s, as well as 1980s, as well as this a single shows signs of having served in which role. Photo by Murilee Martin I own a fairly original '66 A100 Custom Sportsman, as well as so I'm always seeking for a few some-more bits for it, on a singular occasion which we find a single in a place like this. Strangely, though, we have just about all we need for my van, so we just took a cargo-door lock cylinders, as partial of my project to have all my van's doors open with a same key. Yes, we could fit eight humans as well as a dog in a A100 Sportsman passenger van, which was marketed as a station wagon. Photo by Chrysler Chrysler marketed a passenger-seat-equipped Sportsman window outpost as a station wagon; it could fit a motorist as well as 7 passengers (a bucket which would have immobilized a '67 Volkswagen Transporter), though a A100's bouncy, solid-axle ride was some-more befitting for a squad of Marshal Zhukov's troops in 1944 than for luxury-seeking American suburbanites. The 170-cubic-inch Slant-6 engine was customary in a 1967 A100, though a 225-cubic-inch version was an choice which year. Most of these vans came with a very durable (as long as we don't take it onto a road-race track) Slant-6 engine, either 170 or 225 cubic inches, though business could get a 273-cubic-inch V8 as well. How most miles were on this outpost by a time it was discarded during age 49? With a five-digit odometer, there's no way to know though I'm guessing during it's 365,562 as well as not a 65,562 indicated.

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