1979 Dodge Lil Red Express, Factory AC! Stunning Restoration!
Price: - Item location: Naples, Florida, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Dodge
- Model: Other Pickups
- SubModel: LIL RED EXPRESS
- Type: Standard Cab Pickup
- Trim: LIL RED EXPRESS
- Year: 1979
- Mileage: 26,000
- VIN: D13JS9S224091
- Color: Red
- Engine size: 360
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1979 Dodge Other Pickups LIL RED EXPRESS1979 Dodge Lil Red Express
At the time the Lil Red Express was produced, government regulations had already choked the horsepower out of muscle cars but light trucks were still relatively regulation free. With Big Brother bearing down on the light truck market, Dodge set out to create one of America's last factory ready "Hot Rods".
Appearance-wise the Lil Red Truck was solid. Sporting chrome wheels mounted on fat tires, a bright red paint job, dual exhaust stacks, and rakish stance, the Lil Red Truck had very little commercial use. In other words, if you were looking for a fleet truck, forget it. If you were looking for attention, this was the truck.
Under the hood lies a 360 c.u. in. modified police engine minus all the smog controls and lean burning parts that cars were burdened with. Fresh air is inhaled through a dual snorkel air cleaner and a big Thermoquad carb. Inside the engine, all the goodies are in place to push the horsepower to its peak with a thunderous roar, the engine exhales through twin 2.5" chrome exhaust stacks located directly behind the cab.
Lately, there has been a resurgence of factory "Hot Trucks" from the worlds auto makers. However, the new-age trucks fall short of capturing the feel of raw power and the unmistakable exhaust sound of the classic Lil Red Express.
This Lil Red Express has been treated to a beautiful restoration with no detail overlooked. The restoration was awarded with an AACA National First Prize over the winter. The factory AC option makes this car a pleasure to drive all seasons. You will be hard pressed to find another Lil Red Express finished to this caliber in the world you couldn't restore it for this price.
Feel free to contact me with any questions, inspections welcome.