Gateway Classic Cars of Houston is proud to present this low
mileage 1989 Dodge Dakota 4WD Convertible. The six-digit odometer
currently shows just 114,808 Carfax verified miles. Between 1989
and 1991, Dodge offered something the world hadn't seen since
arguably the Jeep Scrambler, a pickup with a folding convertible
top. Modified by ASC in California, this rare 1989 Dodge Dakota
Sport Convertible is one of just 2,842 sold that year. For a small
premium over regular Dakotas, the Sport added exterior enhancements
such as styled wheels, sport stripes, Euro-style blackout
treatment, a rear step bumper, interior upgrades that were optional
on other Dakotas. The white and black exterior contrasts well with
the Bordeaux Red cloth interior with the "DAKOTA" name embroidered
on the seat backs along with matching door panels and carpets, and
the seat has a fold-down center armrest. Interior equipment
includes cruise control, air conditioning, a cassette stereo, and
power windows and locks. The manual top could be raised or lowered
by releasing snaps above the sun visors and lowering the top to its
resting position. The three-spoke steering wheel frames a 125-mph
speedometer, a tachometer, and auxiliary gauges such as fuel level,
oil and coolant temperature and battery voltage. The fuel-injected
3.9-liter V6 sent power to the rear or all four wheels through a
four-speed automatic transmission and a dual-range transfer case.
Dodge billed the Dakota convertible as "the ultimate fun truck,"
and this one lives up to that statement.