5k: Pop Up Camper: 1966 Dodge A100 Sportsman Wagon

The A100 was Detroit’s version of the VW Van and featured cab-over style from Chrysler’s Dodge brand from 1964-1970.  Today they are sought after for their funky
looks, basic reliability and form-follows-function utility and for pick-nicking at the beach.  Is that legal? Find this 1966 Dodge A100 Sportsman Camper Wagon for sale in Daytona Beach, FL currently bidding for $4,650 reserve-not-met with a few hours to go via ebay.

The Dodge A100 with pop up top is a great way to get into a classic camper without paying the ludicrous premiums demanded for the VW bus/van/wagon.  The inline-6 (or V8) powered A100 is much faster, but it will drink through gas. Handling is also boat-like, but at least it will not merge on the freeway at a reasonable clip.

 This A100 has some custom installed junk on the inside, a sink, stove and fridge.  These items will crush you in the event of a minor impact with other vehicles, but they will save your life if you get stuck on the freeway in snomaggedon.  While other drivers are fighting over blankets and burning their dead to stay warm, you will have a supply of food, water and a bed for several days.  No need to reenact the Donner party crossing in this thing.

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