Displayed below are the images and text from an original 1965 Dodge A100 brochure.  To see the first part of this brochure CLICK HERE.

Dodge A100 Sportsman And Custom Sportsman WagonsDodge A100 Sportsman and Custom Sportsman Wagons

Dodge compact wagons seat up to eight passengers.  In both wagons the front door windows roll up and have hinged vent panels for all-weather ventilation.  Passenger compartment door windows (and the windows opposite them) are hinged at the top and swing open for additional ventilation.  The rear quarter windows and the back door windows are stationary.

Dodge Sportsman and Custom Sportsman Wagons are just about the most versatile vehicles imaginable.  They work or play with equal ease.  Interiors can be converted (on either a permanent or temporary basis) for all forms of outdoor fun.  And the same unit can double as a tough, hard-working business partner.

Custom Sportsman Wagons


Standard equipment for the wagon is essentially the same as that for the van, However, the wagon has the following additional standard equipment: stabilizer bar, front passenger armrest, passenger seat, front seat belts for driver and passenger, auxiliary right side cargo door step.

The Custom Sportsman InteriorTHE CUSTOM SPORTSMAN WAGON – In addition to standard chassis and the body equipment, the equipment listed below is standard on the Dodge Custom Sportsman Wagon: front and rear bright finish bumpers, cigar lighter, coat hooks, custom floor mats in driver and passenger compartments, glove box door, headlining in passenger compartment, bright finish horn ring, bright finish hubcaps, driver compartment interior insulation, left side bright finish exterior rear view mirror, spare tire cover, custom golden tan steering wheel, dual sun visors, custom upholstery in golden tan and charcoal color, bright finish instrument face plate and moulding, golden tan interior paint, bright finish drip moulding and belt mouldings, bright windshield moulding.  Any optional equipment for the Sportsman Wagon is also available on the Custom Sportsman Wagon-either as a part of the Custom Sportsman Wagon itself or as a separate option.

THE CUSTOM SPORTSMAN INTERIOR upholstery is golden-tan-grained vinyl with contrasting metallic-charcoal-textured vinyl.  The body interior is trimmed with golden tan fiber glass panels above the belt line, and vinyl covering below the belt line, color keyed to the upholstery.  Instrument panel and steering wheel are finished in a golden tan metallic.

DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITIES – Depending on the number of seats with which its equipped, a Dodge Sportsman Wagon can comfortably carry up to eight full-size passengers.  The cubic space available for a load depends, of course, on the number of seats installed.  And with only the front seats in place, the cubic capacity is 213 cubic feet.  The maximum load you can carry in this model is 1990 pounds with the 5200-pound GVW package.  All important body dimensions are similar to those given for the Dodge compact van.

These dimensions indicate the roominess of the Dodge Sportsman Wagon and suggest what a useful dual-purpose vehicle it can make.  As a comfortable passenger carrier or as a roomy delivery van, the Dodge Sportsman Wagon is unexcelled for overall utility.

3800-POUND GVW with a payload capacity of 760 pounds is standard on Sportsman and Custom Sportsman Wagons.

4600-POUND GVW – To increase the GVW of the Sportsman Wagon to 4600 pounds (and payload to 1500 pounds), the following equipment is recommended 6.70 x 15-4 PR tires mounted on 15 x 5.00 wheels.

5200-POUND GVW – For maximum GVW rating (5200 pounds, payload 1990 pounds), the necessary equipment is available as an optional package which includes: body channel reinforcement, 7.10 x 15-6 PR tires mounted on 15 x 5.00 wheels, 2500-pound-capacity front axle with 11″ x 2.75″ front brakes, 3600-pound-capacity rear axle, 1100-pound capacity front springs, 1410-pound-capacity rear springs, and heavy-duty, three-speed transmission with 10″ clutch (or three-speed LoadFlite).

Sportsman Wagon

  • 225 cu. in, 140 hp Slant Six engine
  • 273 cubic inch Dodge V8 engine, 174 horsepower
  • Heavy-duty, three-speed transmission
  • Three-speed LoadFlite automatic transmission
  • Anti-spin differential
  • One-quart oil bath air cleaner
  • 40-amp, alternator
  • 59- or 70-amp-hour, twelve-volt battery
  • Front and rear bright finish bumpers
  • Front bright finish bumper guards
  • Cigar lighter
  • Glove box door
  • Fresh air heater-defroster
  • Hot water heater for passenger compartment
  • Dual electric horns
  • Bright hubcaps
  • Dual (or left side only) painted exterior rear view mirrors
  • Duel bright finish exterior rear view mirrors
  • Transistor radio
  • Intermediate and rear seats
  • Seat belts for intermediate and rear seats
  • Passenger’s sun visor
  • Windshield washers
  • Vari-speed windshield wipers

NOTE: Some of the optional equipment listed above is standard on the Custom Sportsman Wagon.  See the paragraph which described the Custom Sportsman Wagon.

Sportsman Interior And Seating OptionsSPORTSMAN INTERIOR AND SEATING OPTIONS – The Sportsman interior is upholstered in dark gray and contrasting gray saddle-grained vinyl.  The body interior and instrument panel are color keyed to the exterior of the wagon.  Driver’s and front passenger’s seats, standard.  Bench-type intermediate and rear seats are optional at extra cost.


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