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1957 Dodge Swept Side Pickup Truck
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$23,760.00 None Auction Results
Description: 1957 Dodge Swept Side Pickup Truck
Russo and Steele Auction
Auction: 2002 Scottsdale, AZ
Consignment # 1242
Final Bid: $ 23,760.00
Chevrolet introduced its sporty pickup, the Cameo carrier in 1955. In 1957 Ford
introduced the Ranchero. The same year Dodge went one better with a Finned anomaly
called the sweptside. The idea evolving the pickup truck into a fashionable vehicle
is not credited to anyone in the Dodge styling station.


The origin of this idea traces back to Joe Berr who was in charge of special
equipment sales. Starting with a revised D100 half ton pickup, Berr grafted
on "Flight Sweep" quarters from a Dodge two door suburban. A few dealers
saw the prototype and loved it.


In May 1957 the sweptside was introduced to the public. No exact production
figures are available but it is believed that about 500 '57 sweptsides were
assembled at the special equipment shops. This particular unit was acquired
by its current owner about 16 years ago.


It had been modified to the extent that just the sheet metal was left intact.
A correct donor truck was found and the unit was completely restored back to
stock. Dismantled completely, literally to the last bolt, it was reassembled by Dean
Barley to its present condition. Equipped with the 314.6 ci engine, torque flite transmission, and original
Chrysler wire wheels, it's an eye opener and consistent winner at shows in the
area.


5230 S. 39th Street
Phoenix, AZ. 85040
Phone: 602.252.2697
Fax: 602.252.6260
Website: www.RussoandSteele.com
Keywords: 1957 Dodge Swept Side Pickup Truck


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