YAK Car Pic Of The Day
by Jim Corbran - posted 12:01 am, February 26, 2012
Couldn’t pass up photographing this 1963 Dodge D100 Sweptline on my recent trip to Killeen, Texas even though it’s behind a chain-link fence. Don’t see many of these anymore. This one has the now-familiar Texas-fade paint job, but otherwise doesn’t look too bad. The D100 was the half-ton model, while the Sweptline name indicated the smooth-sided rear fenders; Utilines, on the other hand, had the outside wheel housings and running boards. All half-tons came with the 140-hp Slant-Six or the optional 200-hp, 318 CID engine.
The D-series wasn’t Dodge’s only pickup line for 1963, as they also offered the A100 — a slab-front compact with the engine between the seats (which I always thought looked like it would somersault during a panic stop).
An interesting read is the Car Test magazine road test of the D100 from back in August, 1963.
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know