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The Chop Top Dodge A-100 Truck That Fetched Over $10k On American Pickers

Throughout their adventures on "American Pickers," Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz found plenty of vintage cars to make deals on. They're both auto enthusiasts, so whenever they visit someone's garage, they always want to take a look at anything with four wheels that could be worth some money. In some cases, it doesn't even matter what the car looks like on the outside because many vehicles can be restored. That was the case with a 1959 Cadillac Fleetwood that the guys ended up spending $8,500 to get.

From muscle cars to electric vehicles from the 1920s, the guys have come across pretty much everything and anything during their time on the show. And that's only a tiny sampling of what Wolfe and Fritz have come across over the years. One of the more unique vehicles the team stumbled upon was a chop top Dodge A-100, as featured in the Season 12 episode, "Rocket Man."

Frank Fritz paid $11,000 for the truck

They just don't make cars like the Dodge A-100 chop top anymore. Basically, the chop top was similar in design to the A-100 van, only instead of the back part of the vehicle being covered by the roof, it was open. This allowed it to function as a pickup truck and came with a totally one-of-a-kind design that's hard to replicate. When Wolfe and Fritz find it among the seller's possessions, they know they have to get it outside to take a better look at it and make sure it runs.

The seller originally wanted to sell it for $12,500, but Fritz counters with $10,000. They go back and forth, and thanks to a little help from the seller's wife coming out to nudge him in the right direction, they ultimately decide to sell it for $11,000. The pickers should be able to turn a nice profit on the sale, seeing how it will take a little money to restore, Fritz believes they can resell it for $15,000 and make about $3,000 off the purchase. 

It's all in a day's work for the pickers, and hopefully, someone manages to keep this awesome vehicle on the road where it belongs.