1986 Dodge Ram 3500 Pickup
Dodge had technically been producing trucks since 1917, but their
1981 pickups were the first ones to sport the Ram name. In order to
signify this, Dodge slapped a ram's head hood ornament on the
trucks after Lee Iacocca, Chrysler's President and CEO at the time,
decided it was a good mascot.
For consignment a powerful Dodge Ram 3500 360ci V8 pickup. This
example is better than barn find condition due to its running,
driving, and stopping capabilities, however it is not without its
work needed on the exterior. Some rust is noted throughout, and
paint has seen better days.
Original steel panels adorn this truck, and these have been painted
red. The paint is fading, and several areas of invasive rust
concern are noted throughout. In particular, around wheel wells, on
doors, rockers, and just above drip moldings on the roof. A fairly
substantial dent is in the side of the passenger's bed near the
passenger door, and the door is slightly involved as well. More
invasive rust is nearby too. In front the grille shows some
cracking around the plastic headlight surround and grille molded
plastic. The bed has a black plastic ribbed liner which is in good
condition, with just a bit of green molding growing on the
passenger's side. Standard white painted steel wheels are capped by
Dodge dog dish wheel covers.
Opening up to the inside we make our way past heavily scratched and
soiled molded plastic door panels. The plastic is very faded and
has plenty of scratches and dirt inclusions. Turning our attention
to the bench seat it is covered in red vinyl and shows wear through
on the driver's side. Upfront the dash is dirty and faded and has
the gauges in their panel, but no other panels can be seen on this
dash, leaving it open to the imagination. The remainder of the dash
has red molded vinyl which is also dirty and scratched. Floors are
rubber covered, and somewhat dirty.
Under the hood is a 360ci V8 not known if it is original to this
truck. It has a single 4-barrel carburetor on top, and an A727
Torqueflite 3-speed automatic transmission on back with a Dana 60
rear. Overall, there is a coating of dust and surface rusting under
Some surface rust is heavy on certain surfaces with some invasive
rust showing on the driver's toe kick area. Rockers remain solid
despite the exterior facing invasive rust outside. Independent coil
springs and leaf springs give this truck stability under load, and
power disc brakes are reserved for the front, and power drums for
After a quick startup and warm up, this truck did well on our test
track. Smooth smoke free acceleration, good bias free braking, and
despite the interior panels of the dash missing, functionality is
still there for the wipers, lights etc.
A little rough around the exterior edges with dents, dings and some
rust, but structurally sound, runs, drives and stops as it should.
A great camp or cabin truck, or use it on the farm to handle all
those chores with Ram toughness and reliability, even if it does
not look perfect.
W-5.9L (360ci) V8 4bbl
S-Warren, MI Assy Plant
102185-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 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 located 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.