It's not just that you're looking at a rarely-seen 1955 Dodge C1 pickup; it's also that this one has all the best stuff you want in a modern classic. After all, the patina look is red-hot right now. But even if another one of those customs arrives at the car show, they likely won't have V8 power, a five-speed, a late-model chassis, and cold-blowing A/C.
This classic Job-Rated Dodge has an awesome total appearance. The bare metal with patina has the right hint of rat rod style. But the .....
fact that it is sealed with a shiny clearcoat tells the full story of a more thoughtful custom. You see more well-planned pieces, like the classic ram hood ornament. Plus, pinstriping and classic Mopar logos are on the door for a service truck look. They raised the bed so they could lower the suspension, and at the same time, they made sure to give you plenty of barn-style wood back there. And those upgraded 17-inch alloys are a pure modern touch of cool. So this one instantly fits in with the vintage and new custom scenes.
The interior keeps the classic truck details like the symmetrical steel dash and the vent windows. But you can also see they gave you some nice upgrades for a cruiser pickup. It includes nice carpeting, upholstered door panels, and a newer headliner. The seats are a comfy cloth that gives you high-back bucket comfort and the choice of an armrest or jump seat in the middle. There are conveniences you never got in a 1950s pickup, like cold-blowing air conditioning and an AM/FM stereo with Bluetooth. The upgraded wood-rimmed steering wheel gives you a clear view of the tach and other dash readouts. Plus, your speedometer is a dash-mounted digital piece like a head-up display.
The hood still has the classic butterfly look, but within it is something much more modern. Dodge's fuel-injected 5.2-liter Magnum V8 was a fine powerhouse for trucks like the Dakota. The Dakota didn't just donate its motor; the undercarriage photos show the chassis is an upgrade. That means an independent front end and a far smoother ride. This upgraded Mopar also has a five-speed manual transmission that gives you complete control for in-town driving or even overdrive highway cruising. Plus, power steering and power brakes, front discs, and modern sports tires make for a fun patina restomod.
This is a rarely-seen Dodge that maximizes its robust style while adding plenty of comfort and convenience. It makes for an amazing custom you'll love to show and drive. Call now!