Lot 303 - 1969 Dodge A108 Window Van
|Estimate||£6,500 - £9,500|
|Result||Sold - £8,064|
The Dodge A100 van model range was manufactured and marketed in the United States from 1964 to1970 by the Chrysler Corporation. The A100 originally competed with the Ford Econoline and Chevrolet Van as well as the Volkswagen Type 2. The range included a pick-up truck and panel van, both with a 'forward control' design; internationally known as a 'cab over' vehicle, which had the implementation of a 'flat-faced' cab; situating the driver and passenger on top of the front axle and engine. The A100 vehicles used a short, 90" wheelbase. An A108 was then available from 1967, with a longer 108" wheelbase. This new A108 was especially popular with camper conversion companies.
This rare, three owner, 1969 Dodge A108 Window Van is fitted with a 318ci (5200cc) V8 engine and a heavy duty version of the A727 Torqueflite three-speed gearbox. When imported to the UK by the vendor in 2004 from West Virginia, the vehicle was in original condition and had only covered 50,000 miles. He then set about an entire rebuild, dismantling the van completely and then having it properly painted before re-assembling it. The A108 is fitted with double doors to the rear and side, with a swing out step, single row of rear seats and plenty of room for everything else! Finished in white and gold, with a combination of black and white interior, this shining example is supplied with a V5c registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in February 2016 and a file containing US title certificate, owner's manuals, warranty books, brochures and other documentation. The vendor is also including a few spare parts. These vans are rare in Europe; there are a handful around but none as original as this or in this condition. It has a number of potential uses; as a company promotional vehicle, for exhibition work or with its V8 engine, a fabulous race team transporter or tow vehicle.
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