Dodge A100

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Dodge A100
1970 Dodge A108 photo-7.JPG
1970 Dodge A108 van
Manufacturer Chrysler Corporation
Also called Fargo
Production 1964–1970
Assembly Warren, Michigan, United States (Warren Truck Assembly)[1]
Body and chassis
Class Compact pickup truck
Compact van
Body style 2-door pickup truck
2-door van
Layout MR layout
Platform Chrysler A platform
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
Wheelbase SWB: 90 in (2,300 mm)
LWB: 108.0 in (2,743 mm)
Length 171 in (4,343 mm)[2]
Width 78.6 in (1,996 mm)[3]
Successor Dodge B-series

The A100 is a range of American compact vans and trucks manufactured and marketed from 1964 to 1970 by Chrysler Corporation under 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 to 1970, with a longer 108 in (2,700 mm) wheelbase. The A108 was popular with camper conversion companies.[4] 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.[5]


  • 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 to 1971, Dodge built L-Series medium-duty Cabover Engine trucks based on the A-100.[6][7]

Dodge A100 in popular culture[edit]

The Dodge A100 was featured in the American television series That '70s Show episode "Red's Last Day", as Michael Kelso's new van.[8] It also appeared in the movie Cars as the character Dusty Rust-eze, in the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, as well as the comedy Stealing Harvard. An A100 appeared in many different colors in the 1960s Batman TV series.



  1. ^ "Dodge Truck Vehicle Serial Numbers". The '61-'71 Dodge Truck Website. Retrieved 4 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Dodge A100 Dimension Chart". Retrieved 2015-06-11. 
  3. ^ "Dodge A100 Dimension Chart". Retrieved 2015-06-11. 
  4. ^ "Dodge A-trucks". allpar. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  5. ^ "Little Red Wagon". allpar. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  6. ^ -L- No real name given. "Flickr Photo of a Dodge L-Series fire engine owned by the Bytown Fire Brigade". Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  7. ^ "Dodge L-Series". Old Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  8. ^ "1965 Dodge A-100 in 'That '70s Show, 1998-2006'". Internet Movie Cars Database. Retrieved 2012-01-21. 

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