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YAK Car Pic Of The Day

'63 Dodge D100 Sweptline, Killeen, TX

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.

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D100 Utiline

A100 pickup

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know

  • Max

    I had a ’67 short bed pickup, a virtually indestructible machine with the Slant 6 and 3-on-the-tree tranny. It was easy to fix and cheap to operate compared to the behemoth machines that carry the Dodge nameplate today.