05-2012 Update - David Allgayer now owns this truck. He writes:
Hello Ben, I bought this truck in 2008 from Brian Huard. It is now in Texas and after owning it 6 years. I've finally started working on it.
D-A-M Services, Inc.
178 DAM RD
P. O. Box 611
El Campo, TX 77437
Haurd submitted this truck in October 2004 - He writes:
October 4, 2004
I purchased a 1965 Dodge D100 CSS on November 1, 2003 from a local
junkyard here in Massachusetts. The junkyard owner said he picked
up the truck from a nearby town. Evidently the parents of a young
boy thought the truck was too much of a project for him. The junkyard
owner said he felt bad when he saw upset the boy was, but told him
it wouldn’t be scrapped.
I was looking for a bed to replace the camper that was attached
to the chassis of my 1967 Dodge D200 truck. It is a great low mileage
(52,000) vehicle with PS, PB, Automatic and a 383 to boot!! I saw
the 65 and started looking it over noticing it had NO rust!! It
looked pretty rough all over and after talking to the owner, I found
out it was originally a California vehicle.
I previously owned a 1966 CSS so I was aware of the oddities of
these rare trucks. Lifting the hood up on the 65 I saw the remains
of the 4 black stripes. Someone had at one point removed the stripes
on the hood and roof as you can see in the picture. I struck a deal
with the owner and had it delivered the next day. I have since found
an NOS carburetor to replace the missing one. I found nice bucket
seats from a 64 or 65 Dart. I also replaced the corroded fuel tank
with a nice clean one. I haven’t been able to find the original
console as it to was missing.