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Make: Dodge
Model: Other Pickups
Year: 1979
Mileage: 105,387
VIN: D13JS9S201401
Color: Red
Cylinders: 8
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Red
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Lead Hill, Arkansas, United States

1979 Dodge Other Pickups Additional Info:


VIN # D13JS9S201401

D = 2 Wheel Drive / Conventional Cab

1 = 100 Series 1/2 Ton / 100 Series Exc: Conv Cab

3 = Conv Cab W/ Utiline, Mide Line Wagon (Custom Sportsman)

J = 6,001# to 8,500# (1979 - 1980)

S = 360HP 4V V8 ** = Lil Red Express

9 = 1979 9 Series

S = Warren Truck #1

201401 = Last 6 Digits: Assembly Plant Sequence numbers, begins with: -100001 at Warren Truck #1, Missouri Trk and Pillette Trk

When Dodgereleased the Lil' Red Express Truck In 1978 it was one of the most unique Dodge trucks that had ever been produced. The Lil' Red Express was not only a real looker but these trucks were also real performers also. In 1978 The Dodge Lil' Red Express was the fastest American made vehicle from 0 to 100 MPH as tested by Car and Driver magazine.

Because of a loophole in the emissions regulations the 1978 Dodge Lil' Red Express Truck's did not have catalytic converters, what the Lil' Red Express 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.

The Dodge Lil' Red Express Truck was a hit with the public; 2,188 were produced in 1978. 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.

The most noticeable changes on the 1979 editions was the new flat hood and dual square headlights replacing the round versions on 1978 Dodge Lil' Red Express Truck's and the 1979's rode on LR60x15 raised white letter tires on 8-inch chrome wheels on all 4 corners.

There are 105,387 all original miles on this truck. It has the original numbers matching 360 Express engine. This truck is in great shape. This truck has bucket seats and a fold down arm rest console which was available in 1978 and 1979. Originally, they only made the trucks with red interior with a bench seat. So, I bought the bucket seat frames out of another Little Red Express truck and had them upholstered to convert it to bucket seats instead of a bench seat. The boards in the bed are in great shape. The chrome slot Little Red Express wheels will need to be re chromed at some point.

The air conditioning blows cold. This truck has been in my personal collection for 18 years. I have owned 8 Little Red Express trucks over the years. It is time for someone else to own this piece of Mopar history. It is extremely fast and needs to be driven. It has always been garage kept and has a beautiful ‘Lil’ Red Express’ paint job. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me. David 417-337-1003.