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1979 Dodge Lil Red Express Truck Survivor Highly Documented on 2040-cars

Year:1979 Mileage:76700

Soda Springs, Idaho, United States

Soda Springs, Idaho, United States

I am selling my 1979 Lil Red Express truck. This is a true and original Lil Red Express.  It is a true original survivor.  It has 76,700 original miles.  It is a blast to drive.  This little red express has never been restored it stills wears its original sheet metal, paint, etc !!!!!!  It is hard to find a 35 year old vehicle this original and in this condition!  Tons of documentation including owners manual, build sticker, and service records!

The truck was driven daily up till 1990 in New Mexico at which point the elderly gentlemen that owned it decided it had too much power and gave it back to his sons family.  His son was the original car dealer that sold the truck new and had gotten it for his father.  For the past twenty four years the truck has been stored in a dry garage and has only came out for one or two shows a year.  The truck has been started routinely to keep the engine lubed. 

As you probalby already know this little truck was the fastest U.S. production vehicle made and would toast the competition including the infamous corvette.  This truck is a hoot to drive.  I really enjoy getting it out. 

I have the original build sticker and I beleive every maintenance record for the truck.  I have a binder atleast an inch full of documentation.

The truck had AC installed in the early 80s and it will need recharged. 

The truck runs and drives great.  It has sat a lot and could use a tune up and a good run to blow the carbon out of the system. The engine, trans, etc.. are original. 

The paint is driver quality, there are chips and dings as expected for 76,000 miles of driving.

The gauges work, lights work, heater works, runs and drives great.

To give an idea how solid this truck is and the extent of being a survivor - it still retains the original pine bed painted medium canyon red.  Most of these beds have rotted out and been replaced with Oak.  The original pine bed is still solid and in nice condition for its age.

The interior is in nice condition and is original never restored, the only real damage is that the glove box cover has cracking,  The rest of the dash is fine and this will be an easy fix to replace the glove box door.  It has a black cover on ti now and looks nice.

The truck has new tires and still retains the original rims in great condition.

The truck came original with cruise control that is real cool to find on a 35 year old truck.  The cruise control has a short in the switch and usually takes a couple of tries to get it set but then it works well.

The truck has anAM/FM radio with eight track player and the original speakers.

The wood was revarnished one time and is in good condition.

This truck is a ton of fun and gets soooo much attention!!

Here is a link to view the truck starting and running   

Here is a link to view a walk around of the truck          

Here is a link to view the truck driving, I live on a dirt road so sorry for the dust in the video but you can still see how fun it is to drive        

In 1982 the owner purchased replacement door decals that are still in the box in the truck these are  original MOPAR not aftermarket

I also have a bumper that has a hitch that fits the truck and looks nice, I will include, I was considering pulling other cars to the car show with it.

I also have a spare tire with an original lil red express matching rim (hard to find) the tire should be replaced on the spare but the rim is in nice condition, I also have an assembly to hold the spare under the truck.

I have a clear Idaho title in my name.  Thanks for looking

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