LITTLE RED EXPRESS, ORIGINAL REBUILT 360 V8, O/D TRANSMISSION, NEW A/C, NEW BED

Price: US $21,995.00 Item location: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Dodge
  • Model: Other Pickups
  • Type: Pickup (Truck)
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1979
  • Mileage: 86,450
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 360 V8
  • Power options: Air conditioning
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: CD player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1979 Dodge Other Pickups

If there's a pickup truck that deserves to be collectable, t's this 1979 Dodge Lil' Red Express. You've been seeing them for years and they always catch your eye, on't they? With a look that one part vintage and two parts 1970s funky, t's an unusual, et famous, ay to get into the hobby with a vehicle that everyone agrees is cool.Obviously the Lil' Red Express only came in one color: bright red. This one was repainted a few years ago and they didn't take any liberties. It's still brilliant fire engine red with a high-visibility look that makes heads swivel as it motors past. It shows a few signs of use, ut nothing major and we have to admit that we just don't see many of these restored this nicely. The correct decals were replaced, ncluding the gold pinstripes around the wheel arches and the famous 'Lil' Red Express Truck' emblems on the doors. All the wood was refinished last year, iving it a rather old-fashioned look in the bed, nd it's so nicely done that we'll guess that this truck's hauling days are pretty much over because it's just too pretty. Add the cool stacks behind the cab, he fat stepside fenders, nd some bright chrome bumpers and you get a truck that has a timeless look. They've also polished up the stainless, inted the windows, nd installed new chains on the tailgate, o it's quite fresh and looks ready to rock.The interior is also new as of a few years ago, nd they didn't go with the Levi's denim look that was available on these trucks, nd that's probably a smart choice. Too much '70s. Instead it's got handsome black vinyl and cloth upholstery that has a clean, legant look that makes the inside of this Express feel upscale, ot dated. The dash is full of round Rallye-style gauges that should look familiar to any Mopar fan and the deep-dish steering wheel is more muscle car than pickup truck. It's fitted with factory A/C that has been upgraded with modern components under the hood and R134a refrigerant, o it's effective in the cozy cab and there's a modern AM/FM/CD/iPod stereo with speakers in the doors that sound great. The dash pad, arpets, nd door panels are in very nice shape, ith the white inserts on the doors being original and the only part of the interior that's a little dated.The biggest engine you could get in a Dodge half-ton pickup was the familiar 360 cubic inch V8, aking the Lil' Red Express one of the quickest vehicles you could buy in 1979. Rebuilt about 3000 miles ago, t's wearing Hemi Orange paint, ts original dual snorkel air cleaner with chrome lid and 'Lil' Red Express' decal, nd an upgraded camshaft, o it's a great runner that looks right. Chrome valve covers add a little dress-up and it does have a true dual exhaust system that feeds those stacks, o they're not just for show and it sounds very cool. The original transmission was swapped to a modern automatic with overdrive using a switch to the right of the steering column to engage the overdrive, aking this a fantastic highway cruiser and it's still plenty punchy with 3.55 gears out back. The rest of the undercarriage is quite stock and original, nd it sits on a set of aluminum wheels and 235/60/15 white-letter radials all around.Documented with the original dealer invoice and an owner's manual, his is one of the better Lil' Red Express trucks we've seen, nd there's just no way it won't be collectable in the future. Call today!