Tuesday, 15 January 2013
The Dodge Deora is a 1965 Dodge A100 pickup truck that was heavily customized by Mike and Larry Alexander for the Detroit Autorama. The back hatch of a 1960 Ford station wagon served as the windshield. It was chopped, sectioned, and channeled to create the fully functional, futuristic-looking pickup. Entrance into the gold painted custom is achieved by lifting up the windshield, swivelling the lower gate and entering through the front.
After a naming contest run by AMT model cars it was called the Deora. Harry Bradley had proposed to call it XTAB (standing for eXperimental Truck Alexander Brothers). The winning entry was from a 13-year-old boy, and is a technically incorrect version of the Spanish word for 'golden.'