Iconic 1979 Dodge Lil’ Red Express Truck Available Now On BaT

The Ultimate 1970s Performance Pickup...

Available now on BringATrailer.com is a handsome example of the iconic 1979 Dodge Lil’ Red Express Truck, a rare find straight from its reported original owner. This distinctive vehicle, built on the Dodge D150 Utiline stepside pickup platform, has garnered attention for its unique styling and powerful performance.

Design and Features –

1979 Dodge Li’l Red Express. (BringATrailer).

The 1979 model year introduced several updates to the Lil’ Red Express, including stacked quad headlamps, a redesigned grille, and a flatter hood. Painted in Medium Canyon Red with striking gold pinstriping and graphics, this truck exudes a nostalgic charm that captures the essence of late 70s American automotive design.

A standout feature of the Lil’ Red Express is its oak-trimmed bed, complemented by chrome bumpers and vertical exhaust stacks prominently displayed behind the cab. Chrome-finished 15-inch slotted wheels wrapped in 275/60 Goodyear Eagle GT II tires complete the look, ensuring both style and functionality.

Interior Comforts –

1979 Dodge Li’l Red Express. (BringATrailer).

Inside, the cabin boasts a classic red vinyl bench seat capable of accommodating three occupants comfortably. The dashboard is color-keyed with woodgrain trim accents, housing essential gauges and controls. Additional amenities include air conditioning and a Chrysler-branded AM/FM stereo system, enhancing the overall driving experience.

Performance and Mechanical Condition –

1979 Dodge Li’l Red Express. (BringATrailer).

Powering this Lil’ Red Express is a robust 5.9-liter (360 cubic-inch) “EXPRESS” V8 engine paired with a three-speed automatic transmission. With an original factory rating of 225 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, this setup delivers the unmistakable sound and performance characteristic of American muscle trucks from its era.

Recent service records indicate diligent maintenance, including replacements of the alternator, fuel pump, fuel filter, and air filter at regular intervals. However, the seller notes minor imperfections such as an exhaust leak and challenges with cold starts, which are common considerations for a vehicle of this vintage.

Auction Details –

1979 Dodge Li’l Red Express. (BringATrailer).

Currently, bidding for this 1979 Dodge Lil’ Red Express Truck is open on BringATrailer.com until Thursday, June 27, at 5:24 p.m. EDT. This presents a rare opportunity for enthusiasts and collectors alike to own a piece of automotive history that continues to capture the hearts of vintage truck aficionados. Whether for cruising down memory lane or adding to a collection, this Lil’ Red Express promises both style and performance for its fortunate new owner.

Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only the Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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