1978 Dodge “LIL’ RED EXPRESS” Truck



  • US$16,990
  • Body Type: Pickup
  • Vehicle Location: USA
  • Ref: JDQ1447
  • 103,000 Miles
  • Year Built: 1978
  • Engine Size: 5.8L
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Fuel Type: Gas
  • Ext color: Canyon Red
  • Int color: Black

TrueWest Imports has been given the rare opportunity to offer for sale this 1978 Dodge Lil’ Red Express Truck.

Dodge released the Lil’ Red Express Truck in March 1978 and 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. 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, which was a modified version of the 360 police engine 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 automatic transmission and 3.55:1 rear gearing.

The Lil’ Red Express is instantly recognizable with its dual-exhaust system with chrome-plated vertical tailpipes mounted behind the cab, giving it that semi-truck look.

The truck is finished in Canyon Red with a black interior. Gold accent striping and decals contribute to the distinctive look along with wood trim on the bed, alloy wheels, chrome plated side steps; power steering and brakes.

The Lil’ Red Express is truly a customized vehicle for the avid Dodge enthusiast and it came fully-equipped in this basic manner from the factory.

This represents the first of only two years of limited production for this model.

This truly is a Great and Unique Investment!

There are many more photographs of this beautiful vehicle available on request.

The price listed is in US$ but I can provide you with an all-inclusive “as landed” cost to have this unique pick-up truck imported to Fremantle or any other Port in Australia or New Zealand.

This vehicle is located in the US and the price shown does not include any applicable GST or the costs of Importing the vehicles into Australia. See out FAQ page for information relating to costs, taxes and regulation.


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