Few people remember there was an official Shelby pickup from Dodge.
But those in the know are going to get excited about this 1989
Dodge Dakota Shelby. After all, it has proper V8 power and the
rarity is supercar worthy. And if you're just learning about this
truck now, we bet the value price and distinction have already made
you a fan.
The white paint has a clean attitude from a later respray. When
they redid the finish, they also made sure to get the Shelby stripe
The reason a smart person takes extra time and care to invest in
this truck is because it's quite rare. It was only offered in 1989,
and the production is said to be limited to 1500 examples. That
number is cut down to about 500 for ones born in white. So it's
awesome to find an example that has averaged under 2700 miles
annually thus far. So you have a crisp and clean total presentation
that also knows how to live up to the sporty Shelby name. You have
a blackout front end with integrated fog lights, and that goes well
with other dark pieces like the flared fenders and black bumpers.
There's even a newer black tonneau over the useful truck bed with
Bedrug. So you have a very unique pickup that loves to show off its
The red interior continues the well-respected classic style. The
contoured bench seat has the classic pattern in the velour, and the
Shelby insets in the seats are a terrific style touch. It's even
repeated in the doors. Cold-blowing air conditioning, a nice dash
cover, a fold-down center armrest, and sliding rear glass are all
about delivering a premium pickup experience. And everything from
the wood-rimmed Shelby steering wheel to the individually numbered
plaque on the dash makes sure you know that this Dakota is
The Dakota Shelby was a true revolution when it debuted. The V6 was
the top-dog powerhouse for these smaller trucks. But Shelby
American took a lesson from the Cobra and used V8 power to really
move a smaller/lighter machine. They fit Mopar's famous
5.2-liter/318 cubic-inch V8. It looks stock and well-presented. And
because this is from a more modern era than many other classic
trucks, you get worthwhile features like fuel injection. Plus,
there are good supporting pieces everywhere from the Optima red top
battery to the Flowmaster muffler. So while this is approaching its
35th birthday, this classic has the strong-running nature you want
even in a commuter. Power steering, power brakes, front discs, and
a four-speed automatic transmission with highway-friendly overdrive
also prove this is built to be an all-around solid cruiser.
The sale comes complete with the factory buildsheet, warranty card,
owner's manual, and even the correct bed lightbar. You're looking
at a well-presented and low-mileage V8 pickup blessed by
performance car royalty. It's amazing that something this rare and
desirable can also be so affordable. Call today!!!
1989 Dodge Dakota
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