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This laser-straight 1957 Dodge D100 pickup or “Power Giant” pickup has been finished in a distinctive factory-correct Bermuda Coral and Alaska White two-tone paint combination and features a side-mount spare, a beautifully finished oak bed and a rebuilt 315/204 HP engine. This proved to be a defining year for Dodge's truck department. For years, Dodge had been putting Band-Aids in the form of minor styling changes on a wound caused by shrinking sales. Designers looked to functionality in 1957 in order to grasp at a larger market share in the pickup-truck sales environment. The result was stunning: stylish pickups that proved to be different than anything else on the road. A fully opening hood, power steering and brakes, a beefier 12-volt ignition system, tubeless tires and a pushbutton automatic transmission were added to make for a better truck. The traditional cargo box was unchanged, but the standard engine was given a 5 HP kick in the tail. The steel sheet metal on this D100 is fantastic, and the Bermuda Coral on Alaska White paint is beautiful. All the chrome is in beautiful condition, including the bumpers and bumper guards, badging and the Chrysler wire wheels, while the oak-wood bed and side-mount spare finish the exterior perfectly. The two-tone color combination is continued into the interior. An Alaska White dashboard and bench seat are accented with Bermuda Coral door panels and some upholstery. Interior comfort options include an AM radio, power steering and a pushbutton automatic transmission. The 1957 Dodge D100 Pickup has many forms and was so well-engineered that certain components of the truck were still being used in production until 1975. This 1957 Dodge D100 Pickup is a beautiful representation of a simple yet effective pickup that would eventually help Dodge become one of the top truck producers in the world.

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