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1989 Dodge Dakota Sport Convertible 4x4 on 2040cars

Year:1989 Mileage:202634 Color: Black Cherry / Burgundy
Location:

Springfield, Illinois, United States

Springfield, Illinois, United States
Transmission:Automatic
Body Type:Convertible
Vehicle Title:Clear
Engine:V-6
Fuel Type:Gasoline
For Sale By:Private Seller
VIN: 1B7GG69X3KS146591 Year: 1989
Number of Cylinders: 6
Make: Dodge
Model: Dakota
Trim: Sport Convertible
Options: Cassette Player, 4-Wheel Drive, Convertible
Drive Type: 4X4
Power Options: Power Locks, Power Windows
Mileage: 202,634
Exterior Color: Black Cherry
Interior Color: Burgundy
Condition: UsedA vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.Seller Notes:"Tach does not work"

     This truck underwent significant restoration after I purchased it.  The engine is a Roadmaster rebuilt.  At the time it was professionally installed, the transmission was also professionally rebuilt as were the front end mechanicals.  Together, they have about 22,000 miles on them.  The upholstery, interior door panels, dash cover, windshield, soft top, bed liner and tonneau cover and tires were replaced or added at the same time the truck was repainted black cherry.  It is a rare 4X4 and it is equipped as described below.  It has been kept under cover except when it is driven.

     This was the first postwar production ragtop pickup and Dodge billed it as " the ultimate fun truck."

     The Dakota Sport convertible features a manual vinyl top that can be folded back or completely removed.  The unique hauler is based on a two-door pickup with a metal roof on its cab, and was assembled at Chrysler's Dodge City truck complex in Warren, Michigan.  From there, the trucks were shipped to American Sunroof Co., (ASC) several suburbs away.  ASC sliced the roof off and added the necessary components to turn  it into a convertible for open-air excitement.

     These Dakota Sport convertibles were sold as either a 4X2 or shift-on-the-fly 4X4 with a base price of $14,425.  All ( only in 1989) trucks came fitted with a 125-hp fuel injected V-6 mated with a five-speed manual or optional three-speed automatic transmission.  Standard equipment included an integral padded sport roll bar, 15-in. cast-aluminum wheels, a tachometer, an AM/FM stereo cassette radio, deluxe wipers, power steering, power windows and door locks, dual remote outside mirrors and fog lights.

     Dodge produced these convertibles in 1989, 1990, and 1991.  In 1989, 2842 of these were built, 909 were built in 1990 and only 8 in 1991.

This was and is a unique vehicle.  Make it yours. 

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