Even at practically 50 years previous, a youthful Dodge van continues to be cruising the streets in party-mode.
This cargo-hauler is a vivid relic of the Nineteen Seventies disco period with its aerodynamic spoilers, side-exit exhaust pipes, underbody neon lighting, chrome wheels, and vivid turquoise paint job. And that’s earlier than we even get to the inside! Extra on that momentarily.
Dodge had two variations of the B-Sequence within the Nineteen Seventies: The Sportsman was a passenger van, and the Tradesman was a cargo van. The general physique model lasted between 1971 and 1978 and was supplied in three completely different payload configurations (half-ton, three-quarter ton, and one-ton). For max cargo and passenger house, a 127-inch wheelbase was obtainable as a “Maxivan.” When optioned as such, the van may match 4 rows of seats within the rear and accommodate as much as 15 passengers.
This 1974 Tradesman is of the half-ton selection as outlined by its B100 identify (its higher-payload siblings had been often called the B200 and the B300). The true magic occurs when trying on the inside. The vendor states, “That is what you’ve been searching for: a real Shaggin’ Wagon survivor. Customized-made reminiscence foam mattress will be eliminated, and mattress turns into a desk with bench seating.”
It takes a couple of minutes of viewing the pictures to soak in every little thing that’s happening with that psychedelic cabin. The upholstery and carpet are about as eye-catching as they are often; plush, purple shag carpeting adorns the ground, entrance door panels, and even the headliner. The partitions are lined in period-correct woodgrain paneling, and the mattress is wearing a tie-dye-themed blanket. Further upgrades embrace auxiliary battery energy for the obtainable plug shops, storage compartments, a sunroof, and tinted home windows.
Energy for this versatile van comes from a 318cid Chrysler V8 mated to a three-speed automated transmission. The five-digit odometer reveals 94,121 miles however the vendor doesn’t point out whether or not that is believed to be precise miles. The itemizing does state that the engine runs nice, and the aspect pipes have “loads of throat.”
The vendor is asking $22,800 for this distinctive van which might look (and sound) proper at house blasting hits from Abba, Kool & the Gang, or Stevie Marvel.