We have here at Skyway Classics a red 1989 Dodge Dakota rare
convertible model with a black top, which was formally sold by
Dodge from just the 1989 through 1991 model years.
The Dodge Dakota, known as the Ram Dakota for the final two years
of production, is a mid-size pickup truck from Chrysler's Ram
For 1989, the unusual Dakota convertible featured a fixed roll bar
and a simple manual top with only 2,482 were sold that year.
This 1989 Dodge Dakota Sport Convertible comes powered by a basic
3.9-liter V6 making 125 horsepower sent to the rear wheels via an
automatic transmission and anti-lock brakes on the rear axle.
Ours has that original engine with power steering, power brakes,
and it looks as everything it had new is still in great shape
today. It still looks factory stock in that engine compartment
Our Sport rides on the polished aftermarket 5-spoke mag wheels and
blackwall tires and looks great with the black convertible top and
black bed cover too.
Our Dakota has a red velour bench seat interior with factory dash
housing all the original gauges, headliner, and door panels and
also has power windows and door locks, cruise control, fog lights,
floor mats, automatic transmission, and of course the manual
The carpeting is also red and it has the factory three-spoke
steering wheel on a tilt column, with aluminum trim on the
The Sport came with its red paint scheme with the black sport top
that was built in partnership with American Sunroof Corporation and
features a really simple design, consisting of a single metal roll
bar and a basic manual top.
When the top is folded down, it hangs into the bed, supported by
steel cables on either side.
The Dodge Dakota Sport convertible we have here at Skyway Classics
is a real rare example of a rare type of truck, one that has a
convertible top. Where else have you ever seen one of these?
And that is what will make it interesting to everyone you meet when
you drive it, they will all want to know what it is and say they
have never seen one.
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