1993 Dodge Dakota LE Pickup
Pro Street is a style of street-legal custom car popular in the
1980's, usually built to imitate a Pro Stock class race car. Pro
Street cars should appear to be more at home on the drag strip than
the street, while remaining street legal and not gutted like a Race
Car or Bracket Race car. Typically called a Backhalf car (tubbed).
Cars of this type always feature two of the following three
modifications: a highly modified, with supercharger or turbo, large
capacity V8, V12, V10, V6 engine, a narrowed rear axle coupled with
oversized rear wheels & at least a 14" wide x 5+" sidewalls tire
(located within the wheel wells) for maximum grip and wheelie bars
and an NHRA legal roll cage. Cars of this type should remain
unmodified from the firewall back, keeping stock floorpans, a full
interior with windshield wipers, carpet and working lights.
For consignment I give you this street legal (with the right
plates...at least in PA) Pro Stock imitator, and intimidator. Yes,
it's a HEMI, yes, its MOPAR, and yes, the inside of this truck
appears as normal. That's about it though for the normal stuff.
Excepting the large hood scoop, flare fender kit, with running
board addition, rear spoiler, and wheelie bar, this truck would be
your everyday un assuming Dodge Dakota pickup. With the rear tubbed
to accommodate the wide racing tires, and a totally restored and
modified engine bay, no one would suspect otherwise. Although with
a turn of the key, you will hear otherwise.
Real wood, and real leather replace the stock black plastic vinyl
dash and adorns the oversize padded buckets. A few additional
gauges have been added to keep track of all the vitals as you pull
up to the line, or should I say traffic light, at the risk of
attracting the proverbial "fuzz"? In the middle of the buckets is a
Cheetah shifter. A beautifully restored bed lined with thick dark
grey felt, and housing 2 red fuel cells sits behind the driver's
compartment. This is to have plenty of space to rush your groceries
home and to ensure the ice cream is not melted by the time you
Brace yourself for the Motorhead terms: Starting at the basics we
have a Mopar performance cast iron Hemi block, fitted with CP Hemi
pistons which insert into a 4.255 bore/4.150 stroke and operating
at a 10.5:1 compression ratio. These are pushed up and down by a
Mopar performance 4340 Forged 4.150 stroke, 8 bolt flange
crankshaft. A double roller timing chain works with a custom ground
solid lifter camshaft, and MSD pro billet distributor and a power
master alternator. Sitting atop is a ported Offenhouser intake
manifold with twin 4-barrel Edelbrock carbs. Exhaling is done
through long tube headers, and a Borla exhaust.
In a very clean and rust-free environment we note Caltracs bars, a
narrowed Dana 60 Rear, manual brakes with disc in front and drum in
rear, and a line lock kit.
A well-documented build with photos and receipts can dig deeper
into the surface of this redux/transformation. Plenty of attention
was paid to performance and then wrapping it in an interesting
exterior. Definitely a one of a kind Dakota Pro Street (legal)
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 300 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania,
conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76
Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and
our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for
more information or to come see the vehicle in person.