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Pick of the Day: 1957 Dodge pickup truck, handsomely restored

This work vehicle has been transformed into a beautiful showpiece

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Pickups have become increasingly popular as collector vehicles, although most of the attention is focused on Ford and GM trucks.  But this pretty Dodge pickup could turn some heads in a different direction.

The Pick of the Day is a 1957 Dodge D100 that has been restored to a condition better than it ever was during its likely original life as a working piece of farm or construction equipment. 

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While the words “pretty pickup” might sound like a non-sequitur to some, just take a look at the photos with this ClassicCars.com advertisement from an Indianapolis, Indiana, dealer and see if you don’t agree. 

This Dodge looks to be beautifully finished in attractive colors by someone with eye for detail and originality who completed the “body-off-frame restoration” of this Texas truck.  The result is a show truck that looks spectacular outside, inside and underneath.

And it drives as good as it looks, according to the seller.

“This truck was restored to original specifications with upgraded highway gears with tuned suspension and steering,” the seller notes. “It has a 230-cubic-inch rebuilt flathead six, 4-speed transmission performs flawlessly with comfortable 55-60 mph speeds.”

The Dodge is fitted with gleaming wide whitewalls on painted wheels and original chrome hubcaps, and stained-oak pickup-bed rails that match the wood on the floor.  The simple interior also looks like new.

“It has upgraded custom original-style interior, headliner and plush carpeting that looks period-correct,” the ad says. “The new front bumper with fog lights with custom light oak bed are all in excellent condition.

“It was also featured in the ‘2009 Vintage Trucks Magazine’.” 

The asking price for this magazine-star Dodge pickup is a modest $25,000.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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