Engine:3.9L 3906CC 239Cu. In. V6 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
For Sale By:Private Seller
Safety Features: Driver Airbag
Trim: Sport Standard Cab Pickup 2-Door
Drive Type: RWD
Buckhannon, West Virginia, United States
For Sale: 1999 Dodge Dakota Sport Lowrider 2wd Truck.
• 3.9I Magnum engine
• 4 spd auto trans w/OD
• 119 k Miles
• Clear title
• Trans replaced after approx. 90k & 42K Trans installed
• New Brakes
• New Tires
• Current WV Inspection sticker good thru May 2014
• Spray in Bed liner
• Full Custom Air Ride System
• Custom rear 4 link suspension w/bag on bar
• Custom built control arms for front (narrowed)
• 16” Stock wheels milled to tuck inside fender wells
• Custom Paint – White Chocolate, Red Jewel, Liquid Metal
• Stock floored bed raised 8 inches
• Bed has quick disconnect for air tools
• Bed has Calif combo w/tipped license plate box with light
• Smoked head and taillights
• Optima Yellow top Battery
• Relocated Race fuel cell with inline fuel pump (gas fill in bed on truck)
• Re6 and re7 slam specialties bags used front and back
• Air ride system works front and back with 8 parker 3/8 valve setup
• York 210 engine driven compressor w/3/8 hydraulic leader hose to tank
• Air tank setup for 180psi
• 2 dual gauges
• 1 Tank pressure gauge
• Custom built lower profile trans cross-member
• Custom JBL center console and back amp rack
• Alpine Cd/MP3 Player
• Custom painted Tonneau Cover
Vehicle is in Buckhannon, WV. Must pickup here. Cash or certified check. Additional questions call (304) 472-6226
When people look back at today's automotive industry, what do you think they'll remember us for? The emergence of hybrids? Ever more expensive and exotic supercars? The dawn of the self-driving car? All likely scenarios, but so is the blurring of lines between one bodystyle and another, giving rise to hardtop convertible coupes and crossovers of every shape and size. But one bodystyle the North American auto industry has stayed largely away from in the past couple of decades is a car nose and chassis with a pickup bed.
It's a bodystyle immortalized by the Chevrolet El Camino, but with few exceptions, we haven't seen too many of these automotive platypuses in recent years on our turf. Subaru tried with the Baja and the low-volume Honda Ridgeline soldiers along largely unchanged, but the genre's biggest adherents are still Down Under, where ute versions of the Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon live. With a few other examples scattered to the four corners of the earth, that's really about it. But if these spy shots are anything to go by, it looks like Fiat Chrysler Automobiles could be working to bring it back.
Spied undergoing testing in Michigan, what we appear to be looking at is a heavily disguised Fiat Strada being prepared - like the Fiat Ducato-based Ram ProMaster and the smaller Doblo-based ProMaster City - for Stateside duty as a Ram product. The Strada, for those unfamiliar, is a product of Fiat Automóveis in Brazil and is based on the Palio economy car. The nameplate has been around South America since 1996 and was originally designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro (long before Volkswagen monopolized his talents), and takes a more rugged approach in the form of the Strada Adventure.
Judging by his collection of cars, blues musician Kenny Wayne Shepherd (shown above, at left, with fellow musician George Thorogood) is an enthusiast of classic Dodge muscle cars, so it's no surprise that he is an active member of Mopar-related online communities. When his 1972 Dodge Charger turned up missing from an LA-area warehouse last Wednesday, Shepherd took to the forums of Moparts.org in an attempt to get the word out in hopes of recovering his custom classic.
The Charger was stolen along with four other vehicles, and Hot Rod reports that two women have been taken into custody since - but still no word on the car. With its blacked-out appearance (including custom Foose wheels), this car is definitely hard to miss, but Shepherd also said that the car might be even more distinguishable now due to some body damage that may have occurred as it was being driven from the warehouse lot. Shepherd's website has a full gallery of images for this '72 Charger, which also has a modern 392-cubic-inch V8 under the hood and a six-speed gearbox pulled from a Viper.
If you're in the LA area and happen to see this car, Shepherd asks that you call the LAPD West Valley Division at 818-374-7611. Here's to hoping this one-of-a-kind Charger turns up unscathed.
A raft of important production models from the last hundred years were available for me to either drive or ride in.
Dodge is 100 years old this year. So, as happened on Ford's recent centennial, the 50-year birthday of the Porsche 911, and others, the company has an excuse to trot out the highlights of its history next to its upcoming model lineup, and declare that "these are the fruits of the Dodge Boys' tree whose roots have grown strong." Or something like that. Never so hampered by marketing skepticism that I'll pass up the opportunity to burn someone else's rubber, I was happy to drive out to Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester Hills, MI - former grand estate of the Dodge family - to hear the spiel.