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​1979 Dodge Li'l Red Express Truck, $10,000

1979 Lil Red Express. 34,000 original miles. Red interior. Have original 360 engine. Have dual snorkel air cleaner and ram air hoses. The truck needs new wood in the bed, new wheels, and rear-end gear unit. $10,000 OBO

VIN: D13JS9S202665

​Contact info:  
Dean Bass

phone:  765-210-4370

email: Bbass765@gmail.com

Truck is located in:

​Kokomo, IN  46901


****RARE****  1980 Dodge Li'l Express Truck Prototype ​$18,000

(Modified 1979 Dodge Li'l Red Express used for product advertising)

The truck was used for press photos & sent to the 1980 long-lead press preview to be photographed

by Truck/Automotive magazines for their new car introduction issues. It was featured in "Hot Rod", Petersen's "Vans & Pickups", "Pickup Van & 4WD" & "Truckin" magazines & certainly others that I'm unaware of. 
The '80 Little Express Truck package was in the original 1980 Dodge press release as well. Parts were procured, decals were made but to my knowledge, only the prototype was built. The program was canceled (allegedly due to poor sales, noise/emission standards & the economy) the truck vanished into the annals of history.
The truck is rough but restorable & appears to have the original drivetrain (less carb). It's missing the tailgate, correct stacks, TQ & correct rear window, otherwise appears to be original.
To me, one of the most (if not the most) significant trucks in express truck history, deserving a proper restoration & subsequent display. A very little known & long-forgotten piece of Chrysler's performance history.

note from John Roberts:  I have personally examined this truck and its documentation and can verify that it was the truck used for Chrysler Corporation Prototype 1980 Dodge Li'l Express Truck.


Factory Air Conditioning

Original Cashmere Vinyl Interior

Original paint code PY8804 "Nightwatch Blue"

(Truck has been repainted in the wrong blue)

Original Sport (Omni) Steering Wheel

Incorrect Stack Shields

​VIN: D13JS9S234170

Build Date: Monday, May 14, 1979, between

Noon & 1 PM, at the Warren Truck Plant #1,

Detroit, MI

Contact Info:

Kris Tadey

Phone: 586-731-4177

​Email: tadey@wowway.com

Truck is located in Sterling Heights, Michigan ​______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

​​​​1979 Dodge Li'l Red Express Truck, $25,000

1979 Lil red express in very good condition. Many new parts ft. Coil springs, air shocks, ft. Shocks, Radiator, Starter, all new brakes and drums, and rotors, added steering box frame support. New tires 2 months old, Rally wheels, Has a 360 ci but not a numbers matching. Has a 904 transmission, asking $25,000 would consider a Mopar of equal value trade. Clear Colorado title.

VIN:  D13JS9S224387

Contact info:

Steven Katz

phone: 970-361-7863

email: coolkatz@bresnan.net

Truck is located in:

Grand Junction, CO


******Super Project Truck, Almost Finished******

1978 Dodge Li'l Red Express, $12,000 or $13,000

I am asking 12,000 as is, or 13,000 with the bed, doors, hood back on.  The bed will be just the box, not the floor, as the wood has been purchased for replacing the floor but not stained or installed of course. It's a 1978 Li'l Red Express with the original motor and is a project, not assembled or running currently although the engine has been redone completely already.  It is currently at a restoration shop, that can complete the restoration or you can finish it yourself.  

Attached is a .pdf file of all the work that has been done and what still needs to be finished.  The first 2 pictures are as the truck was before tear down for restoration.

Mia Raines discription.pdf


Original 360 Hi-Performance Engine

Original 727 Loadflite Transmission

Black Bucket Seat Interior

Factory Air Conditioning

Factory Cruise Control

Original Chrome Western Wheels

Original Tuff Steeering Wheel

VIN:  D13BS8J516035

Truck built on Monday, July 10, 1978,

between 3 & 4 PM, at the Tecumseh 

Truck Plant, Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Contact: Mia Raines

​Phone:  803-546-6922, text or voicemail

​email: miarainesaba@gmail.com

Located in: Blythewood, SC  ( just north of Columbia, SC)  


1979 Dodge Li'l Red Express Truck, $6,500

Selling my '79 Dodge Li'l Red Express.  Numbers are correct on drive train.  53,746 miles.


Original 360 engine

Original 727 Automatic Transmission

Black Bucket Seat Interior

Original 15" Chrome Western Wheels

New wood sides and tailgate wood

Diamond Plate Bed Tool Box

VIN: D13JS9S224053

Contact: Randy Henderson

Phone: 251-200-3493

email: burnoutgto@live.com

Truck located in Foley, AL