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Pre-History

Leading up to the year 1961, Dodge had a strong history of tough and well refined pickups. Power Wagons, Fluid-Drive, Truck-O-Matic and Sweptside trucks all contributed to the legacy of these vehicles. Under the Chrysler Corpration, Dodge, Fargo, and De-Soto Trucks were manufactured with the same parts but marketed differently with different nameplates. Fargo trucks were generally sold in Canada while De-Soto trucks were sold in other countries.

Images from Dodge Truck Advertisements.
These pictures are representative of the '60 model year pickups. They could be equipped with a simple stepside or Sweptline box and L-Head six-cylinder engine on the bottom end or with more comfort and power oriented items such as a Sweptside bed, push-button Loadflite Automatic transmission and Polysphere V-8 engine. Full-width rear windows were available while small rear glass was standard. Shown are D-100's with wraparound windows and Sweptline cargo boxes.

Image from Dodge Truck Advertisement.

These early 1960 Dodge Truck ads show the "Double Life" that later ads touted. Engineered to handle rigorous duty and combine comfort with good looks in the entire package made these pre-Sweptline Era trucks excellent vehicles. By this time, however, the share that Chrysler posessed in truck sales had declined since the mid-fifties and management wanted to increase sales by offering an entirely new vehicle for the '61 model year.
Larger commercial rigs under the C designation still utilized the cabs from the late fifties until the mid-seventies. Also, Town Panels and Town Wagons were manufactured with the same parts until the mid-sixties.


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