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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1963 Dodge D500

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Every old car enthusiast should have or have access to a car hauler, something stylish, something heavy duty, something able to hit highway speeds for those over-state-lines car purchases, something ready to go at a moment’s notice so you don’t have to arrange a tow truck at two on a Sunday afternoon for those impulse old car purchases. Perhaps something like this 1963 Dodge D500 for sale on, which appears rust free after spending most of the last half century as a farm truck in Arkansas before it was converted into a car hauler. From the seller’s description:

This all original truck was used in Arkansas on one farm from new, 1963 until it was sold at an estate sale. It had a stake bed on the frame and had been used to haul Hay locally. The original drivetrain is a 318 V-8 that runs great with a 4 spd transmission that shifts without fail and a two spd rearend. The two speed rear in low just turns the truck in a pasture creeper. So using the rearend in high just allows the truck to drive as normal.
My guess is the rear gear is probably a 4 series and highway speed in this original condition is probably 55 mph.
The gentleman that bought the truck removed the stake bed and installed a car hauler bed. The hauler bed is rust free and was simply bolted onto the frame.

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Saginaw, Michigan
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