1957 Dodge Pickup Truck

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Dodge
  • Model: Other Pickups
  • Type: Standard Cab Pickup
  • Trim: D100
  • Year: 1957
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: v8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States


1957 Dodge D100 pickup

I received a question about the condition of the metal and if I knew how much bondo was in the truck. When I bought the truck I was told it came from New Mexico. I did not put that detail in my listing as I cannot confirm it as fact.

Sunday I took a 3/8 round thin magnet to the truck. I checked the top of the headlights, I checked the lower front fenders, the lower door skins, the lower cab corners and the front & rear lower sections of the rear fenders.

The front lip of the hood also seems to be in excellent condition. What I found was one area approximately 3 inches in diameter on the front of the passenger rear fender where the magnet did not want to stick.

I also took pictures of of floor (best I could with the mat in) I do not have a lift so getting good pictures of the bottom is not possible. The floors have have some rust pitting but I did not find any rust through. Same goes for the transmission cover. These are normally rusted out on the drivers side, this one is in great shape.

Note: I indicate the drivers door latch needs rebuilt. I have a contact in Minnesota that rebuilds these. Send him the core and he will send back a perfectly functioning latch.

I have a contact in Indiana that reproduces the complete interior kit for the 57 & 58 style Dodge Trucks, including the visors in the correct factory style. (not plastic)

If you want the pictures of the cab floor, or information on how to reach the Dodge contacts, please respond via EBAY questions and I will forward them.

A little background on the 57 Dodge Truck.The fifties saw the auto manufactures aggressively redesigning vehicles trying to one up each other.That created a unique scenario for Dodge Trucks.In 56, Dodge used what is referred to as a ‘butterfly hood’.Meaning it was a multi piece hood and opened from each side.In 57, Dodge went to a one-piece hood that was rounded in the front with a single headlight on each side.In 58, Dodge stayed with a one-piece hood but squared it off on the front and went to twin headlights on each side.

I have owned this truck for 4 years, it has sat for 3.5 of those years.It is time for someone else to enjoy and have fun with it.When I purchased the truck, I was told it came from New Mexico, and it had at least one repaint.I cannot find any evidence of the truck being in an accident or body repair work or rust.

The little bit of time I have driven the truck it drove very well, did not pull to the left or right (there is no power steering).Started, stopped and ran well.(Keep in mind there are manual drum brakes and it is a heavy truck)

With that said, the truck has sat for 3.5 years.The last time I drove it, (summer 2018) the rear brakes were sticking, the carb drained down quickly.I would think the carb and brakes should be adjusted, rebuilt etc. The truck needs tires.They are pretty aged and showing signs of dry rot.The driver’s side door latch should be rebuilt, door shuts correctly most of the time but occasionally it does not close correctly.I have access to a resource who rebuilds the door latches. Then you need to decide if the truck can be enjoyed the way it is or if you want to keep going.

The good news, I restored a different 57 Dodge truck (my grandfathers) so every piece of rubber is available for this truck.Hood seal, door seals, window felt, etc.There is an interior kit in the truck, it is ok but if you want to replace it I have access to complete factory correct interior kits.

The windows roll up and down and the vent windows operate as they should. The seat has a cover on it, I assume that is because it should be recovered.

Features:V8, Automatic Push Button Transmission

What’s Been Done?

Bed Wood replaced

Front Stainless Grille Bars straightened and polished

Front Grille Center Vertical bar re-chromed

Windshield replaced and new windshield gasket and lock ring installed

Engine compartment detailed

Vent window seals replaced

Speedometer and cable replaced

What does it need?


Rebuild the carb

Brakes gone through, lubed and adjusted

Door seals

Rear window removed and new rubber installed (comes with truck)

Drivers door latch rebuilt

Please ask all questions before you bid, I will respond to the best of my ability.

There is no guessing on the reserve, I set the price based on what I need out of the truck which is considerably less than I have in it.If you need more pictures, please ask.If you bid, please be prepared by having your funding in place to purchase the truck.I encourage inspections, your opinion is far more accurate and valuable than mine.The truck has no warranty implied or expressed in any way.You are buying as is, where is.I reserve the right to end the auction early as the truck is for sale locally.If you have less than 5 feedback ratings please email first or I reserve the right to cancel your bid.

At the close of the auction, if you are the winning bidder, I require a $1,000 USD deposit within 24 hours.

Shipping is not included in the purchase price.If you live within 150 miles of Fort Wayne, IN we might be able to work something out.If not, shipping is on you.I have had success with shipping companies I can put you in touch with.

With all that said, I spent several years working on my 57 Dodge D100.I have a complete list of contacts for parts, help with questions, etc.(the list goes with the truck)The Dodge Truck community is very strong, they are a good group of guys that are motivated to keep as many of these trucks on the road as possible.