Original 1979 Little Red Express. Purchased in 2005 with 58,000 miles and driven lovingly since. Original 360 and 727 Loadflight transmission. Interior is black with bucket seats and center console, in excellent condition. Mileage is thought to be original. Air conditioning blows cold. All gauges are operative. Unlike the 1978 models, in 79 the 360s were built to use unleaded fuel. That means no issues with current gasoline.
The vehicle drives very nicely and handles curves well.
Original factory chrome wheels, including spare, in excellent condition. Paint is original and shines nicely. Decals all excellent. Grill and chrome in excellent condition. Tonneau cover on bed, which includes a storage box. Wood on bed floor is okay - in 79 most Little Reds did not come with finished and polished wood beds.
Chrome exhaust stacks replaced shortly before purchase. Brakes, starter and alternator all replaced. Like with most of these trucks, the original Thermoquad carburetor died long ago and was replaced by an Edelbrock. However, the truck will come with a separate Thermoquad that likely can be installed. The truck was purchased with a "Mopar" feature - a very very slow leak at rear seal. Prior owner advised the very slow drip wasn't enough to spend money to fix. Subsequent to purchase, this was verified by the mechanic that accomplished the brake, alternator and other work on the truck. After 15 years, no problems. There is one 2x2 inch spot of rust on bottom corner of passenger door. Not much, but truck has not been driven in rain or wet for 15 years and dry climate of Colorado has been kind. The wood trim is in good condition.
Some 79 Little Reds were equipped with a "sport" steering wheel instead of a Tuff Wheel. Apparently, some of the the steering wheels for Dodge Omni compacts that year were not up to passenger car standards,and were installed instead on some Dodge trucks. This unit was one. The sport wheel has been replaced by an aftermarket tough wheel.