It was repainted within the last couple years and it looks great. The Dudes were only offered in the 1970 and 1971 model years and only 1,500 to 2,000 Dudes were produced. I have had to learn anything I can about the Midnight Express because after we got the LiL Red third owner , second driver we had back in the 80's my wife found out about the Midnight express and she had to have one. I am not getting email notifications on my subscribed cars, or I would have replied sooner. It was a super clean, low mileage truck before the restoration. It has bucket seats with fold down middle console.
Since then we've done a bunch of work to it to keep it looking good and we even met up with Mr. This bus was a 20-seat bus built on the chassis of the D500 truck using the straight-four engine with front and rear hydraulic doors, as well as the complete D500 front end and dashboard. This is a nice truck you can get in and drive and take anywhere. This is including the Charger and Challenger, two staples of U. Thanks to Barn Finds reader Jim S.
It starts right up as it should. There is conflicting info on the colour options. These trucks were built with a considerable amount of galvanized steel to resist rust and corrosion, making them very durable. The Midnight Express was truck produced by Mr Norm Chicago Foremost Dodge dealer. It runs great and sounds awesome. This truck was equipped much like the Li'l Red Express with exhaust stacks, wheels, and gold pinstriping. Thanks for your replies, it seems that the Midnite Express was really a dark horse then.
Most Midnite Express trucks were powered by the 440 engine, instead of the 360 like the Li'l Red Express. This article needs additional citations for. Lil Red Express has their numbers legitimized by the factory vin plate production. Available with either a 6. These sets are complete decal sets for the Midnite Express, Plus we give you the Midnite Etched Glass Mirror decals to dress up the mirrors.
Updates for mid-'65 included a wider tailgate and the replacement of the engines with the updated , as well as a six-inch wheelbase stretch on 8 ft 2. Because of the low sales, it was phased out quickly, and as a result, it became practically a single-year specialty. When you buy from Josh's Muscle Car Parts, you buy with confidence. Their rich history and wide variety of car models are reflected in the collection of diecast cars available here at Collectable Diecast that includes the famous 1969 Dodge Charger General Lee From The Dukes of Hazzard and the 1978 Dodge Midnite Express Pickup Truck. The Dodge Warlock pickups, which included fancy wheels, fat tires, bucket seats, authentic oak sideboards and unique customizing of both the interior and exterior, was originally a show vehicle idea. We pride true integrity in our auctions and bidding.
Styling cues, such as the scalloped hood and rounded fenderwells, were similar to the rounded, smooth look of the 1971. It was done up to be driven and enjoyed. Meanwhile, there are still thousands of MoparWiki pages containing a wealth of information. From 1965 until the early 80s, D-series trucks were assembled in Warren, Michigan by the Chrysler Corporation. Brought to Chicago put on his goodies like unique name , pinstripes and some extra.
Keep in mind, in '78, the Lil Red Express was the quickest American assembly-line produced vehicle produced even beating the Corvette, as the half-ton trucks had lesser emissions restrictions than passenger cars. Trying to find some web links for it. Phoenix Graphics have a kit which is Gold so maybe that is correct then. Up for bid is my beautiful restored 1980 Dodge D150 Midnite Express tribute show truck. Any and all info would be appreciated, thank - you David Aussie Challenger A friend of mine was really into Mopars right as these limited editions came out, and I'm fairly sure that he said that they were equipped with the same high-output 360 that the Lil Red Express had. Dodge pioneered the pickup with the introduction of the Club Cab with the 1973 models. Also kept was the narrow Utiline bed that dated back to the 1940s; this was dropped in 1985.
Year: 1979 Odometer: 33827 Type: Pick-up Transmission: Automatic Colour: Black Cubic Capacity: 5. Has a clean, clear title with no liens. ? The engine, while being trustworthy and having far better economy than any other engine in the Dodge lineup at the time, suffered from low power output and was considered to be underpowered by American standards, even though it was previously used in the Japanese 3. Please have all funds available prior to bidding. Suspension has some upgrades so it drives like a newer truck. The Custom Sports Special included bucket seats, console, carpeting and racing stripes. He bought it from the guy in Cali.