1973 Dodge W200 Pickup Adventurer
A new Adventurer trim package replaced the old Custom Sports
Special; basically, it included a padded front seat with vinyl
trim, (either full bench or buckets with console), and carpeting,
plus other hallmarks such as extra chrome trim and courtesy
lighting. It was a crew cab or standard cab, designed to pull a
camper or boat or 4x4's, one could pack their family in and go for
For consignment, a 1973 Dodge W200 Adventurer, which presents in
lightly patined but solid condition, and lived in Colorado for 20
years. A few items need to be addressed, but it sports original
paint and a like new bed cap.
This Power Wagon is bathed in two tone copper and white. The upper
half is copper, and the lower is white, save for the roof, which
takes the baton for the white on the very top. A bed cap is on and
this uses the copper and white as well, and has tinted side slider
windows. Some of the rubber gaskets around the windows are falling
away, and one of the passenger side cap slider windows needs to be
replaced. A pressed aluminum grille has a single headlight on
either side and a shiny bumper below. Noted on the front is a black
pusher add-on bumper and some fog lighting. A "bird bath" style
hood runs back to clear front glass, which has some big rig style
roof running lighting. Shiny mirrors hang off of either side, and
you will be able to see what's behind no matter what you are
pulling. Fender flares are on all 4 corners, and these have vintage
Turbine style wheels wrapped with big 9.50R16.5LT radials. The bed
liner is textured white paint and looking good.
Door panels are worn and have copper painted surrounds and molded
cream plastic inserts. These are soiled and are missing some of the
chrome framing surrounds for the dirty armrest, wood panel for the
window crank and door actuator. Inside are bucket seats with a
central buddy seat finished in a somewhat abstract style fall scene
pattern of broadcloth inserts and cream vinyl bolsters stretched
from door to door. Some areas of wear on the broadcloth are seen
with the foam showing through. The dash is original, shows black
padded topper, and some faux wood graining to house the instruments
and a lower thin trimming piece. All the rest is black and showing
some wear. A Grant GT rally steering wheel with a wood rim is
fronting the dash. The radio is missing and the dash has faded
somewhat. Gold carpeting covers the floors, and the 4x4 shift lever
resides on the hump. The headliner is a textured square pattern
board, painted cream.
Plenty of patina and some corrosion are noted within the engine
bay. Inside is a 440ci V8 with a 4 barrel Edelbrock carburetor. On
the back is an A727 Torqueflite transmission, and the rear pumpkin
is a Dana 60, whereas the front is a Dana 40. Noted, there is a
severe leak from the transmission pan.
Heavy surface rust is covering the underside on the frame and floor
pans, as well as suspension parts, shocks and brake housings. Newer
brake pads, rotors and brake lines have been put on front, (1975
W200 version), for inspection. At this time a front end alignment
was performed, The rear drum brakes checked fine. Leaf spring
suspension is all around and single stock exhaust is on.
She fired right up and off to the test track where this truck
accelerated fine, and had good bias free braking. The AC does not
work, and the heater blower is also inoperable. Also the rear
slider window does not latch.
A fair example of this version from way back in 1973. A recent
inspection now passed, and some decent original copper over white
paint, and the turbine wheels give it the early '70's look... Let's
4-Conventional Cab, Sweptline Box
B-6001 Thru 10,000 GVWR
F-360ci V8 2bbl
S-Warren Truck Plant #1
055352-Sequential Unit Number
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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