This is one of the most creative, wildest packages ever offered by a manufacturer. It was also the fastest American vehicle produced in 1979!
What is a Lil Red Express? The late 70s was an era where cars were bogged down with emissions making for some pretty sad 1/4 mile times. Well, Lil Red isn't a car, it's a truck which did not have the same regulations. So Dodge took advantage of that and built a truck that was quicker than a Corvette! At the time trucks were work horses, Dodge is .....
credited as making the first personal use performance truck which is now wildly popular. Lil Red was a limited production truck with a list of mechanical and cosmetic features that really set it apart from any others.
EXTERIOR: It's a far cry from what any other trucks look like of that era or any era for that matter. The body on this truck is pristine. No rust or damage, it's straight and fits right. Repainted it's original Canyon Red color and it is smooth and glossy. All the gold striping and lettering has been replaced. The chrome on this truck is brilliant including those functional exhaust stacks! Not only are we lucky enough that it has it's rare 15x8 chrome wheels but they look like new. That's real oak wood trim and it's refinished real nice. The windows have had a mild tint thrown on them.
INTERIOR: Very comfortable and sharp looking red interior. The inside metal is painted real nicely. The door panels, carpet and upholstery look like new. The dash pad, instrument panel, knobs, controls and glovebox are in excellent shape. It has an upgraded retro stereo that looks like the original. The original cushion grip wheel is in great shape too.
ENGINE COMPARTMENT: It has the Police Pursuit 360 which was under rated at 225hp, actual hp is 275! This one is upgraded with Sniper Electronic Fuel Injection. Otherwise it looks completely stock: valve covers, air cleaner, manifolds etc. It features power steering, power brakes and factory air conditioning. All the components look clean and proper. It is complete with hood insulation, battery disconnect, washer and overflow bottles, fan shroud etc.
TRUNK COMPARTMENT: Inside the box is real nice, the metal is clean and painted gloss red with Lil Red Express lettering at the front of the box. Down on the floor and the stake sides are refinished oak. It has upgraded latch mechanisms for the tailgate.
UNDERSIDE: The suspension and steering have been checked out and is in good shape. It has disc brakes in front, drum in back, the e-brake is hooked up. It has a 5th matching wheel for a spare. The dual exhaust has Flowmaster mufflers no catalytic converters because it was a truck and it did not require them. The chassis is clean and painted black. The oak bed is refinished on the bottom too. Looking up at the motor it is clean and has a new high torque starter. The trans has been upgraded with a rebuilt, modern overdrive automatic and a custom trans mount. The rear end was recently upgraded with new 3.55 gears.
SERVICE: We inspected the truck and all we had to do was repair left door handle.
This truck holds a chapter in American truck history. It was the quickest, it is the wildest and it is the god father of the personal use truck. I would say it's surely to continue to go up in value, Americans love their trucks more than ever!
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