Just one look at it will lower your blood pressure and transport you back to a simpler, more leisurely and festive time. This 1976 Dodge B-100 Streetvan represents such an evocative automotive niche and yet you just don't see many like it around these days. It's got tons of visual flair, with its vibrant exterior shade and assortment of period-correct features and it carries capable big block power for plenty of torquey propulsion under its hood.
The striking purple exterior teams with chrome side pipes that terminate just in front of the rear wheels as well as a pair of compact porthole windows that grace the rear panels to combine for a look that's so authentically '70s, you'll be clamoring to climb in and make your way to your favorite arena rock concert. The eye-catching paint is in solid shape, with a nice shine and a consistently smooth finish and the nostalgic look and sweeping font of the Streetvan badging on the doors is a nostalgia-inducing touch. Contrasting gold lettering on the hood and front air dam brackets a clean, straight chrome front grille, while above the windshield, doors and those signature round side windows all feature crystal clear glass still ably protected by solid rubber seals.
This van was built by a true enthusiast who knew how to ably capture the look and feel of its era. As you slide behind the wheel you'll enjoy the comfort and support of the tan, late model bucket seats, and you'll be surrounded by a dazzling array of outstanding, period-correct styling cues. Purple angel hair carpeting is draped over the dash before descending to the floor and making its way to the surrounding walls and spacious bed area in back, which is illuminated by the louvred windows on the rear doors. Above there's another authentic circa-'70s touch in the form of the very distinctive headliner. A substantial doghouse-style center console sits between the front buckets, clad in black vinyl to match the door panels to each side and situated just underneath a genuine AM/FM/8-track stereo - you won't find a feature more reminiscent of the era than this. Rest assured that there's plenty of functionality inside the cockpit to go along with all this style - the gauges surrounded by all that angel hair carpeting function just as intended and the air conditioning on this timeless ride blows VERY cold and strong.
This vintage Dodge is not only a very able driver, but it's also outfitted with a level of power you rarely come across in its niche. There's a 440 cubic inch V8 situated in the engine compartment, wearing a Holley 750 cfm carb and an Edelbrock intake to take full advantage of its substantial displacement. The big block is really running strong and teams with a 3-speed automatic Torqueflite transmission that's shifting with slip free precision. An MSD ignition has been added to maximize available spark, while up front a sizable aluminum radiator is in place to keep operating temperatures under control. Fire this classic up and tap on the gas, and you'll hear just the right deep exhaust note rumble through its sidepipes. Power steering makes for easy navigation as this classic cruises on its set of period-correct 15" Cragar wheels wrapped with Cooper Cobra tires that have plenty more miles left on them, and front disc brakes provide fade resistant stopping ability. Below the undercarriage looks very solid for any car, let alone one with more than four decades of service to its credit.
With its magnetic shade and well-fitted, thoroughly era-correct appearance, this 1976 Dodge B-100 Streetvan offers the chance to put some rolling mid-'70s magic in your garage. Call today!