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- Go Mango Orange
- Seller: streetsideatl
- Phone: 877-367-1835
This 1981 Dodge Ram D250 Crew Cab is an awesome custom build done by a professional. It's all about being distinct, premium, and useful. So it's amazing this fuel-injected V8 pickup is also quite affordable.
When this truck was first built there was a Hot Rod feature story that told the tale of an engineer for Volvo's industrial truck that wanted to build his dream Mopar pickup. This is the result. It took a lot of work because we rarely see these flat-front D-Series trucks anymore, and the four-door cabs are rarer to find than some precious metals. So it's a 1981 Crew Cab and 1993 Club Cab to create this pickup. Part of the inspiration was to make a classic Mopar version of the Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson. So the color theme is similar to H-D but instead utilizes Dodge's High Impact color Go Mango Orange to go with the black. It has an awesomely mean look with the blackout front end, shaved door handles, smoothed tailgate, and lowered stance on polished 20-inch Boss wheels. And we especially love how the truck bed has room for a graphic inspired by the Hemi billboard stripe from the muscle car era. This is an awesome custom package, but it's not likely an award winner on your first day. After all, that would be a six-figure truck. So you certainly could invest to get this one back to that level of prestige and still likely have room for profit. But that's not why we like it. Instead, this is a solid price and a custom classic that's also still a real truck. So you can drive it every day and not worry about water spots or road dust. And the liner paint in the bed is even quite handy for real truck chores.
The front doors are on poppers, and that reveals quite a spacious interior. After all, quad cab trucks from this era were mostly for industrial use. So you had room for workmen and their gear. But today the full setup is far more luxurious. The seating is borrowed from a Caravan and was recovered in Katzkin leather. There are plenty of amenities like dual sunroofs, power front seats, power windows, cruise control, and provisions for air conditioning (it could use a recharge to blow cold again.) Your stereo is a fully upgraded AM/FM/CD/XM unit with a touchscreen interface and Bluetooth. It's a particularly nice driver with the 1993 truck's tilt steering column and gauges. Plus, the carbon fiber style on the dash panel and Hurst pistol grip shifter seems inspired by the modern Challenger.
A big truck needs big power under the hood, and this one has the large 360 cubic-inch V8. Since it's a full custom build, the total mileage is unknown, but this remains a faithful heart thanks to factory fuel injection. The presentation is clean, honest, and well-maintained - exactly what you want in a useful classic. The five-speed manual transmission gives you proper control over this motor. Plus, it's a true cruiser with power steering, power brakes, front discs, and modern Cooper tires.
The sale comes complete with the restoration photos book that helps take you on the journey of creating a unique custom like this. Rarely do you get a chance at something this distinct that's also so affordable. Call today!!!