Is this a rare pickup? A cool air conditioned restomod? A Hemi V8
fuel-injected machine? As it turns out, this 1971 Dodge D200 is all
of that and much more.
Mopars are always the rarest of The Big Three, and so just arriving
in one can already make you feel like you're in exclusive company.
But more than just rarity, you want this pickup for its well-done
mix of classic patina with the right hint at the modern machine
within. The khaki blue paint looks like it was aged out in the farm
field for decades before a clearcoat sealed up the worn-in style.
And the wood on the bed floor looks like they took it straight off
the barn. So this long bed pickup has a true workmen first
impression that's absolutely irresistible. But then you start to
notice something more. The deleted front bumper now has a sporty
lip in its place, and the rear has a flush roll pan that's notched
for the dual exhaust. The white almost gives this a classic
two-tone look. The full-length striping matches the roof, and it
subtly hints at the HEMI power within. Even the classic looking
white wheels are stealthy larger 20-inch units to accommodate
modern performance tires.
One peek inside and you instantly know this is a far more modern
build. The door panels might keep the classic patina style, but
everything else is upgraded. After all, they never gave you these
kind of high-back bucket seats in the 1970s. Not only does the jump
seat middle fold-down into a center console, but also your seat
power adjusts to the ideal position. This was borrowed from a 2005
Ram truck, and it really hints at more of the upgrades you're going
to see. The dash is more modern Dodge, too, including a tilt
steering wheel and full gauge package. There are even modern
conveniences like cold-blowing R134a air conditioning and an
AM/FM/CD stereo with USB and Bluetooth.
But if you want to instantly tell the world how special this one
is, just park it at your favorite car show and open the hood. After
all, you'll love watching people discover just how modern this
truck really is. It's a 5.7-liter HEMI V8, and this fuel-injected
motor was rated at an impressive 340 horsepower right from the
factory. More than just powerful, this restomod was done to also be
practical and comfortable. The Ram's four-speed automatic
transmission w/overdrive was installed, too. In fact, as you look
at the undercarriage photos, you'll spot the full frame and
suspension from the '05 Ram! That makes for a both a stout and
superior driver. It includes a comfortable independent front end,
power steering, four-wheel power disc brakes.
Complete with owner's manual, this is one of those awesome
one-of-a-kind restomods you've always dreamed of driving. And for
one lucky person, it becomes a reality as early as tomorrow. Call
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