With the success of the 1978 Dodge Lil' Red Express Truck production of the 1979 Dodge Lil' Red Express Truck's was increased to 5,118. Most of the features remained unchanged for 1979 however there was some changes which included a catalytic converter, unleaded gas, 85 MPH speedometer, this truck has a 100 MPH speedometer.
The most noticeable changes on the 1979 editions was the new flat hood and dual square headlights replacing the round versions and the 1979's rode on LR60x15 raised white letter tires on 8-inch chrome wheels on all 4 corners.
This truck has the optional buckets and a fold down arm/rest console which was available both years. The Dodge Lil' Red Express Truck was a hit with the public; 2,188 were produced in 1978.
Because of a loophole in the emissions regulations the Truck's did not have catalytic converters, what they did have was a special High Performance 360 C.I. 4-barrel small block engine code (EH1) which was a modified version of the 360 police engine (E58) producing 225 net horsepower @ 3800 RPM. The package also included Hemi style mufflers with a crossover pipe breathing through 2 chrome stacks located behind the cab, a special 727 transmission and 3.55:1 rear gearing. Dodge released in 1978 it was one of the most unique Dodge trucks that had ever been produced. Not only a real looker but these trucks were also real performers also. In 1978 was the fastest American made vehicle from 0 to 100 MPH as tested by Car and Driver magazine.
850-CFM ThermoQuad 4bbl
Factory Spread boar Hi-Rise
Dual snorkel fresh air sys.
Exhaust Dual 2 1/2"
Rear Axle 3.55:1 sure grip.
This truck is a radio delete. It has approximately 82,300 Miles. It does not have wood in the bed however, it does come with the wood extensions that go on each side of the bed. Glass is tinted and in good shape, windshield has a quarter size chip on the passenger side upper right. It has A/C but, not hooked up.