We feel confident in saying that this is the finest 1971 Dodge D13 pickup truck on the planet. The recipient of a documented, cost-no-object frame-off restoration, its not only beautiful, but packs a stout 340 under the hood, a bunch of creature comforts like cold A/C, and a classic old-school look that Mopar fans will love.
Trucks were getting a lot more modern-looking in 1971, but the Dodge retained its old look, and with the hindsight that the decades have brought us, it makes for a really attractive pickup. The bright Seafoam Green paint with a white roof is a period-perfect combination and the finish work is show-quality throughout. The truck was fully disassembled, the cab was removed from the frame, and every inch of metal that needed to be fixed or straightened was treated properly. Panel gaps are exacting, the big hood fits tight, and the finish is deep enough to look right on a show-winning Cadillac, not just a vintage pickup. The white grille up front is an old-school look that works exceptionally well on the D13 and all the weather seals are new, so it closes up tightly. Theres a polished tool box in the bed, which is home to a modern fuel cell, and the floor is diamond-plate, although were pretty sure this truck is just too pretty to do any heavy hauling these days.
At first glance, youre probably thinking thats a nicely restored stock interior, and youre partly right. The bench seat and body-colored door panels are pretty much the way it came from the factory, but look again at the stitching on the seat, the handsome four-spoke steering wheel on a tilt column, and the under-dash A/C unit. The factory gauges are handsome laid out in a long panel that should look familiar to any Mopar fan, with a tach neatly installed in the dash just to the right. A Sony AM/FM/CD stereo head unit slots into the dash and sounds great in the newly insulated cab, and just check out how bright the courtesy lights are, something you almost never see. Everything in the truck is show quality and the attention to detail is very impressive.
A 340 cubic inch V8 was rebuilt and dropped between the fenders, giving this pickup the moves of a muscle car. Its got less than 500 miles on the build and with a 4-barrel carburetor (although its plumbed up to the engine bay should one want to switch to a fuel injected set-up) and a decent cam inside, its plenty potent to move the pickup without apparent effort. Its beautifully detailed, too, with the bright Hemi Orange engine glowing from within the turquoise engine bay and all the ancillary parts wear factory-style finishes. A reproduction decal on the air cleaner looks right and niceties such as power steering and brakes have been added to make it easy to drive. Youll note a giant aluminum radiator up front, all-new A/C components with R134a refrigerant, and beautifully refinished exhaust manifolds. Its backed by a TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic and an 8.75-inch rear end with 3.25 gears inside, so its easy to live with and doesnt get busy on the highway. The chassis is fully restored and is beautifully framed by the body-colored floors. Theres also a coil spring front suspension, disc brakes, new exhaust, and fresh shocks, plus a full-sized spare hanging out back. The stance was tweaked just a bit and youve probably already noticed the custom-made wheels with dog dish hubcaps and trim rings, designed for slightly wider 235/75/15 front and 31x10.5R15 rear Toyo blackwall radials.
If you want the nicest D13, heck, one of the nicest pickups of any kind weve ever featured, this is it. Fully documented with receipts and photos, its every bit as nice as you think it is. Call today!