Outlined below are the key features and specifications for the Dodge A100 nameplate.  This includes the classic Chrysler marketed facts and figures along with technical data and dimensions from original brochures and advertisements.

Dodge A100 Facts

Listed below is a basic breakdown of facts and features.  This is a general overview.

• Manufactured by Chrysler Corporation

   -AKA Fargo A100 in Canada
   –Production Years: 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970
Body Styles

• Body Styles / Trim Options

   –Two (2) Door Pickup Truck w/ Three (3) Windows
   –Two (2) Door Pickup Truck w/ Five (5) Windows
   –Two (2) Door Van w/ Rear and Side Doors
      – Panel / Cargo Van
      – Sportsman Wagon
      – Various Camper Configurations

• Vehicle Layout

   –Forward Control (cab over design)
   –Rear Mid-Engine (located between front two seats)
   –Rear Wheel Drive (4X4 aftermarket mods available)

• Engines

   -170 cu in (2.8 L) Slant-6 I6
   -225 cu in (3.7 L) Slant-6 I6
   -273 cu in (4.5 L) LA V8
   -318 cu in (5.2 L) LA V8

• Transmissions

   -Three (3) Speed Manual
   -Three (3) Speed Automatic

• Dodge A100 Dimensional Specs

   –Length: 171 in
   –Width: 78.6 in
   –Height: 76.7 in
   –Short Wheel Base: 90 in
   –Long Wheel Base (A108): 108 in

• Other Key Details

   –Fuel Capacity: 21 Gallon Tank
   –Curb Weight: 3,040 pounds
   –Max Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW): 5,200 lbs
   –Cargo Space: 213 cu in
   –Base MSRP: $2,062

Dodge A100 DrivetrainPowertrain

The Pickup and Van were both made available with basically the same engine and transmission options throughout the six year production run.  The A100 was first introduced with engine choices of a 101 horsepower 2.8L or 145hp 3.7L Slant 6.

Available transmissions were an optional dash-mounted “LoadFlite” three speed automatic along with standard and heavy duty 3spd manual synchromesh column-mounted “3 on the tree” options.

Dodge A100 Engines

Listed below is a timeline of various A100 engines used during its production run.  You will find it common among A100s listed for sale today to have engine modifications or swaps.

  • 1964 – 1966 | 171in (2.8 L) Slant-6 I6, (101 hp)
  • 1970 | 198in (3.2 L) Slant-6 I6, (125 hp)
  • 1964 – 1970 | 225in (3.7 L) Slant-6 I6, (140 hp)
  • 1965 – 1966 | 273in (4.5 L) LA V8
  • 1967 – 1970 | 318in (5.2 L) LA V8, (210 hp)

Fore more detailed features and specifications including standard equipment for both the pickup and van check out our Dodge A100 Brochure page.


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  1. I have a 1965 Dodge A100 Van with a V8. How can I tell if I have a 273 or a 318 in my van. It looks like the 65 only came with a 273 that year.

  2. Up to how many miles per hour can a 1970 3.2 and 3.7 slant 6 drivetrain with automatic transmission top out at on the highway? Looking forward to purchase a 1970 A100 pick up but don’t know if it’s a 3.2 or 3.7?

  3. Detroit needs start rolling a100 out the door again sportsman’s
    67 model 2 tone exactly they were
    No fancy computerized junk

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