Dodge decided it was going to create one of North America's last factory "Hot Rods" at a time when government regulations had already choked the horsepower out of muscle cars, 1978 was the last year that light trucks were
exempt from pollution controls. The Lil Red Express Pickup Truck was not only wild and loud in it's appearance
with chrome wheels & fat tires, bright red paint, dual exhaust stacks and a rakish stance, but under the hood was a
360 police engine without all the smog control and limiting parts that had already choked the horsepower out of
performance cars. A popular and true Collector truck today there was 7,306 Lil Red Express's produced.