You don’t see a lot of 1950s Dodge trucks, do you? You can find Ford F-1s, you can find Chevrolets and GMCs all day long, but finding a Dodge is difficult…even if all you’re expecting to find is a non-operational piece of yard art. You almost never see them as beautifully done as this 1954 C-series truck is. It’s not perfectly restored, it’s not done to the point of overkill…it’s just a nice truck that has made it through the years just fine, thank you, and if cared for, will make it just as long again.
We’re digging the old-school flavor of this truck. You will have to tell me what era this build would most likely represent, but the pie-crust tires, Cragars, and shaved bumpers look killer with the burgundy paint and the relatively untouched exterior.
Inside has a little bit more gingerbread, but only just. You might rather have it perfect, but be honest…that is one clean interior. No hacking, great paint, and that seat looks inviting, doesn’t it? Okay, the this Dodge has a lot going for it in the looks department, but what kind of stones does it have? We’d honestly be perfectly okay if the flathead-inline six was under the side-opening hood, but it’s a lot better than that…
The party piece is a 1956 Desoto 330ci Hemi punched up to 341ci, fresh from a rebuild, running a cam, backed with a 904 TorqueFlite automatic fitted with a shift kit. A Ford 8.8 rear axle and disc brakes round out the package. It’s not perfectly period correct, but we have absolutely nothing to complain about here. Ok, we have one complaint: it’s not ours.