Stk. 1848 1978 Dodge Lil Red Express Pickup
The year was 1978 and emission controls were getting the best of everything that Detroit was putting out at the time until that is, Dodge came up with this! Dodge took an Adventurer 150 half-ton pick-up with a 6 foot Step Side body and they named it "The Lil Red Express" and would you believe it soon came to be the fastest American made production vehicle from 0 to 100 mph as tested by Car and Driver Magazine! Ok, there is more to the story than just that. They also added real wood trim to the bed, sides and rear tailgate, a nifty set of gold pin stripes and Lil Red Express emblems on each door and factory slotted mags; 7" wide up front on 255/60/15 rubber and 8" wide in the rear on 275/60/15 rubber. The ultimate accessory on this truck has to be the outrageous chromed 57" vertical exhaust stacks with Hemi type mufflers specific to just this model. Our truck you see here has only 22,228 original miles on the clock and still wears its original coat of P43442 Bright Canyon Red paint on an amazingly straight body and bed. Under the hood is truly what makes this a stand out truck; a 360 cubic inch V8 with a four barrel carb and 225 horsepower. Due to loopholes in emission regulations this Dodge was able to roll out of the factory without any form of catalytic converters to restrict its performance. A pair of Flowmaster mufflers has since replaced the original Hemi mufflers. Add to that equation a beefy, tried and true A727 three-speed automatic transmission bolted up to a massive twelve bolt, 3.55:1 rear end and we are talking about some serious hookup! With all that action going on outside you can seek a little solace inside with the comfort of its original black vinyl bucket seats with flip down armrest, and factory "Tuff" steering wheel, AM/FM/Cassette player and air conditioning. It also offers tinted windows, power steering and power brakes. So, for all you power hungry types who wont settle for anything less in a pick-up than one that sounds as bad as it looks and really hauls the mail this Lil Red Express is just the right trick. Call 800-650-1055 or visit our website at www.autobarnclassiccars.com for more information. ALL VEHICLES SOLD "AS IS"