1957 Dodge Sweptside 100 PickupSOLD
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Estimate: $40,000-$60,000 US

Offered Without Reserve

AUCTION RESULTS: Lot was Sold at a price of $45,100

Specifications: 204hp, 314.6 cu. in. V8 engine, three-speed selective sliding gear transmission, independent front and semi- elliptic rear spring capacity 1200 pounds, four-wheel hydraulic brakes. Wheelbase: 116"

Ford, Chevy and GMC may have been the sales leaders in the pickup truck market in 1957, but it was the Dodge Sweptside that was the style leader.

New for 1957, the “ Forward Look ” of the car line-up was carried over on all Dodge pickups. The front fender lines were extended forward and the headlamps became hooded. The entire front end was remodeled for a fresh appearance including new grille treatments and a different bumper. The hood opened 45-degrees, or full 90- degrees for easy engine servicing.

Late in the 1957 model year, Dodge introduced its K-Series D100 Sweptside pickup truck to compete with Chevy ’ s Cameo Carrier and Ford ’ s Ranchero. The Sweptside 100 featured the flamboyant rear fins and other styling cues grafted onto a long box from Dodge ’ s own two-door station wagon. The rear bumper from the wagon was also fitted, along with some quarter moldings, for a true swept look described in Dodge advertisements as “ Straight Out of Tomorrow. ”

Sweptside pickups came standard with the Custom Cab, which added a glove box lock, Saron and Rayon seat material covering foam rubber cushions, two sun visors, a wrap-around rear window and two-speed wipers. Custom Cab exteriors featured additional chrome trim and embellishments.

In addition to its stylish derriere, Dodge offered the Sweptside with two-tone paint, wide whitewall tires and full wheel covers. Optional was a 204hp, 314.6 cubic inch V8 engine, power steering and brakes, and an automatic transmission.

The 1957 Dodge Sweptside Pickup presented here was the subject of a professional rotisserie restoration completed in 2005. Totally stock in appearance, its stylish two-tone paintwork, brilliant chrome and new two- tone vinyl interior underscores Dodge ’ s fifties pickup bravado. Under the hood, the original 314.6 cubic inch engine has been upgraded with a correct period and fully detailed 331 cubic inch Hemi V8 for added power.

Bordering on perfect, this never shown 1957 Dodge Sweptside 100 Pickup will draw crowds and acclaim wherever it goes. And when parked beside other trucks from the same era this Dodge Sweptside will appear “ Straight Out of Tomorrow. ”

Reference Number 11141

as of 7/12/2007

Car 1957 Dodge Sweptside 100 Pickup
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