A vintage pickup for an obtainable price is already enticing. But when you start to think how seldom you see a 1965 Dodge D300, you realize that this detailed vintage pickup is a rare treat.
A truck like this is supposed to have a story. While the Gooseberry Lodge info on the doors is just for fun, what is true is that it has spent nearly a quarter-century under the same owner. He's a Mopar fan, and that meant taking the time to get the paint and details right over the years. This careful work means you could almost say this truck comes with "all the trimmings." You see it on the sides where the front fenders flow into the step boards. And the rear fenders on the stepside bed create room for you to mount a fire extinguisher on one side and a spare wheel on the other. Even the tailgate is upgraded with a fold-down step and a proper trailer hitch beneath it. You not only have real wood in the truck bed, but also there are wooden slats to hold up the folding tonneau. Even the paint tells a unique story. The turquoise feels like the ideal color for this Dodge, especially because it has that look like it just went to work this morning. The white in the grille draws attention to the D300 badge that tells people this sturdy-faced truck is a real-deal 1-ton HD machine. And the grille is a coordinating white package that kicks off sturdy features like the steel bumpers and wheels. In fact, take some extra time looking at the wheels. The solid steel pieces have a vintage look, but they are actually a custom set of Diamond Racing wheels specially made for this pickup. So now you understand what it takes to get a pickup to this level of vintage.
This truck is never going to be boisterous, but you may just be impressed with the kind of features you get inside. For example, the split bench seat is a classic Mopar piece, but it's usually seen on the upper-level trims. And there are other vintage premium features, like the dash-mounted fan and working AM radio. The thin three-spoke steering wheel has that perfect vintage truck feel, and it gives you a full view of the gauges in the machine-turned panel. There's even an added temp readout just to make sure you feel fully informed and ready to drive this classic.
The bold yellow block and cover against the turquoise engine bay is a real standout. This is the correct-style 225-cubic inch motor inline-six. Sure, that engine bay could easily swallow any Mopar muscle V8 you want to drop in, but we're always excited to see a vehicle that carries this kind of history. And part of long-term care also means correctly maintaining this hardy Slant-Six. So we're told the head has been redone a few times over the years, and the block was re-honed once and pistons were given new rings. So this still fires up and runs with that faithful feeling. And to make sure you get the most out of this torque-filled powerhouse, there's a four-speed manual transmission with a low granny first.
This is one of those classic trucks that impresses with its true vintage style, And you know it would take you 25 years to get a classic to this level of detail. So if you love a true vintage workman, you need this D300. Call today!!!
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