There are few people that remember there was an official drop-top pickup from Dodge. But those in the know are going to get excited about the condition of this 1989 Dodge Dakota Sport Convertible. And if you’re just learning about this truck now, we bet the value price and distinction have already made you a fan.
This truck has a highly original presentation. The red paint is the factory application. It does show signs of use and age from over 30 years of being out in the world, but the clean and complete presentation still shows good care. In fact, the odometer is believed to reflect the full actual mileage, and that means only averaging about 2,800 miles annually. This less use means sheet metal that remains looking clean and crisp today. This kind of care can be expected because the convertible Dakotas are a rarity. It’s believed that less than 4,000 were produced over a three-year run. And this lives up to the sporty look of the Dakota Sport name. You have a blackout front end with integrated fog lights, and that goes well with other dark pieces like the flared fenders and convertible top. Plus, the side rocker stripes fade to black. There’s even a newer black tonneau over the useful truck bed. So you have a very unique pickup that loves to show off its respected rarity.
The red interior continues the well-respected classic style. The contoured bench seat has the classic pattern in the velour, and having a cloth seat in a convertible is always a bonus. The carpeting, door panels, and dash show that the fundamentals remain clean. This is loaded with good features like the factory AM/FM cassette stereo, power windows, provisions for power locks (will need servicing,) and the full gauges w/tach goes well with the shifter. There are a few areas that you may choose to improve, like getting the top re-done. But really, you’ll love taking it down to showcase the truck’s most unique features, and there’s even a new tonneau for it.
Under the hood is more of the well-respected stock style. The 3.9-liter V6 comes from a long line of hardy Mopar powerplants, and this even comes from the era of factory fuel injection. You take full control of it all with the five-speed manual transmission. It has an overall solid cruiser attitude with features like power steering and power brakes with discs up front.
Complete with maintenance records, you’re looking at a highly original and rare drop-top truck. So it’s time for something useful and unique offered for a terrific price.
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