Cohort Pic(k) of the Day: 1967 Dodge D100 – “Surf Paradise” In Castricum, NL

posted by Corey Behrens

Someone in Castricum, The Netherlands is California Dreamin’. And why not, especially in this superb old D100. The contrast between it and the typical Dutch houses behind it is a bit stark; not exactly a California beach bungalow.

The lettering on the door look vintage, but there’s little doubt in my mind that’s recent and made to look old. The reality is that the verbiage doesn’t quite make sense, created by a non-native English speaker.  It really looks like something one might expect to see in Japan.

As to the truck’s provenance, the former California plate in the bed is an obvious tip off, as is the lack of rust.

A bumper sticker with sentiments that are easily shared.

I’ve got a soft spot for this generation of Dodges. I prefer the earlier grille and quad lights, but I’m good with these too.

Now that’s a T-handle shifter of a slightly different sort, for the TF automatic. Most likely that’s teamed up with a 318 V8, but it could be a slant six.

The twin exhausts rather confirm my guess.

Dodge’s headlight extenders, pie plates, or whatever they’re called, were quite the fad with them for some years. The turn signal lights are as basic as they get. Saved a few pennies there.