Welcome to Hooniverse Truck Thursdays where I troll around the internet in search of finding something interesting and bring it to your attention. Today, it’s a two-fer from the same dealer. We have a 1958 and a 1959 Dodge D-100 Sweptside Pickups, but they are both very different. Are either of these finned wonders Hooniversalustworthy?
Truck number one is a 1958 Dodge D-100 Sweptside that underwent a 2 year frame off restoration, and is finished in classic Aqua and Black. According to the listing:
1958 Dodge-D100-Sweptside . Custom Cab with big back window. Extremely rare Dodge Fin Truck. Only made for 3 years from 1957-1959. Powered by a 1958 315 Super Red Ram Hemi mated to a Powerflite transmission. A 2 year rotisserie frame off restoration. Tritone factory color. Every nut and bolt replated and in correct factory finish. Powder coated frame with all suspension parts plated as well. All steel fins. Correct interior. Original guages. Coker tires with period correct Kelsey Hayes chrome spoke wheels. Less than 1000 miles since restoration. Arguably the finest 1958 D100 available.
I like the colors, and the wire wheels really set it off. The asking price for what is arguably the finest Dodge Sweptside? Try $70,000! Go here to see the listing for yourself.
Truck number two is a 1959 Dodge D-100 Sweptside but this one has been modified a bit, with a later model 383, and a Torqueflite transmission, and a Volaré (!!!!) front end. According to the listing:
1959 Dodge-D100-Sweptside Deluxe Cab. Extremely rare Dodge Fin Truck. Only made for 3 years from 1957-1959. Powered by a 1960 High Performance 383 mated to a 727 trans with late model Volaré front end. Body off restoration. All metal, brackets, screws etc. media blasted and recoated to better than factory specs. All steel Fins. Modern gauges. Less than 1000 miles since restoration. Quite possibly the nicest 1959 D100 available.
This is the last year for the finned wonders, and the seller states that this is possibly the finest 1959 version of the truck, but I am put off by the 70’s era steering wheel, and the Volaré front end. This looks more authentic from the outside with the Red/White two-tone, but with the asking price of $39,000, I would want more authenticity. Go here to see this listing.
So what are your thoughts on these 50’s finned monsters. Are they worth the asking price? Would you want to own one of them? I’m sure you have many comments…
Image Source: Classic Cars West, San Francisco