Dodge A100

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Dodge A100
A100FremontSeattle.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Chrysler Corporation
Production 1964–1970
Body and chassis
Class Compact pickup truck
Compact van
Body style 2-door pickup truck
2-door van
Layout MR layout
Powertrain
Engine 170 cu in (2.8 L) Slant-6 I6
225 cu in (3.7 L) Slant-6 I6
273 cu in (4.5 L) LA V8
318 cu in (5.2 L) LA V8
Transmission 3-speed manual
3-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase SWB: 90 in (2,300 mm)
LWB: 108.0 in (2,743 mm)
Chronology
Successor Dodge B-series

The A100 line was a model range of American compact vans and trucks manufactured and marketed from 1964–1970 by Chrysler Corporation for the Dodge marque in the United States and the Fargo marque in Canada.

The A100 competed with the Ford Econoline and Chevrolet Van, as well as the Volkswagen Type 2. The range included a pickup truck and van, both with a "forward control" design. The implementation of situating the driver on top of the front axle with the engine near the front wheels is called internationally a "cab over" vehicle. The nose was flat, with the engine placed between the driver and passenger, who sat above the front axle. The unibody vehicles used a short, 90 in (2,300 mm) wheelbase. An A108 was also available from 1967–1970, with a longer 108 in (2,700 mm) wheelbase. The A108 was popular with camper conversion companies.[1] A substantially modified, Hemi-powered A100 wheelstanding exhibition pickup called the "Little Red Wagon" driven by Bill "Maverick" Golden was a popular drag strip attraction in the 1960s through the early 2000s.[2]

Engines[edit]

  • 1964-1966 170 in³ (2.8 L) Slant-6 I6, 101 hp (75 kW)
  • 1970 198 in³ (3.2 L) Slant-6 I6, 125 hp (93 kW)
  • 1964-1970 225 in³ (3.7 L) Slant-6 I6, 145 hp (108 kW)
  • 1965-1966 273 in³ (4.5 L) LA V8
  • 1967-1970 318 in³ (5.2 L) LA V8, 210 hp (160 kW)

L-Series trucks[edit]

From 1966-1971, Dodge built L-Series medium-duty Cabover Engine trucks based on the A-100.[3][4]

Dodge A100 in popular culture[edit]

The Dodge A100 was featured in the American television series That 70's Show episode Red's Last Day.[5] It also appeared in the movie Cars as the character Dusty Rust-eze.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dodge A-trucks". allpar. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  2. ^ "Little Red Wagon". allpar. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  3. ^ By -L- No real name given. "Flickr Photo of a Dodge L-Series fire engine owned by the Bytown Fire Brigade". Flickr.com. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  4. ^ "Dodge L-Series". Old Dodges.com. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  5. ^ "1965 Dodge A-100 in "That 70's Show, 1998-2006"". Internet Movie Car Database. Retrieved 2-12=01-21.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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