I’ve been waiting for this pairing for quite some time now: a Dodge A Series van and an L Series COE truck. And here they are, thanks to Jon O’Grady.
Yup; Dodge took the cab from their little van and pickup; well, the pickup, more specifically.
And dropped it on a medium duty truck chassis, gave it a front tilt mechanism, and called it the L Series (L600 and L700). No, they didn’t sell well, but the pretty much no Dodge trucks sold well in the ’60s and ’70s, except the gen2 van, which became the best selling van in the ’70s.
I’m going to guess this is a L600, but I could be wrong. The L700 just had a higher weight rating. They came with the usual complement of engines, from a HD slant six, four V8s, and a Perkins diesel. I’m pretty sure later ones also offered a Cummins diesel, one of the more compact V8s.
And here’s another A100! Someone here loves these.
The L series was offered from 1966 through 1971. They were always a rare sight. Now there’s probably just a few left in the hands of folks like whoever owns this one and the two A100s.