Dakota RT Pickup
2001 Dodge Dakota RT Pickup
2001 Dodge Dakota Pickup
Sales brochures at dealerships touted the RAM toughness, load handling longevity/long haul durability, and reading their copy, one would think these trucks would be around forever. And alas some still are!
For consignment, a Dodge iconic Magnum 360 cubic-inch V8 engine mated to a heavy duty 46RE automatic transmission, the Dakota R/T is a budget-friendly sport truck capable of generating plenty of thrills without emptying your savings account. A one-inch lowered suspension, quick-ratio steering box, and larger diameter front and rear sway bars makes the R/T a blast on winding roads. Oversized 17-inch diameter wheels also help the Dakota stick to the pavement around the tightest of corners. Dakota is the only truck that truly drives like a sports car. This is largely due to its smaller size, as a full-size pickup is simply too large to experience a similar feel.
A silver dollar if you will, and then some, we are graced with an R/T in our presence. This is not just your run of the mill R/T either, as it has a ground effects package with extra fairings and rocker embellishments and driving lights installed. With its Freightliner front end, a scooped hood is flanked by large front quarters and a big bumper below giving it plenty of bulk. Tinted glass for the cab with black trimmings, and on back a hard cover for the bed complete with locking mechanism. The rear bumper has been shaved for a cleaner look, and dual cat back exhausts peek out from underneath. The tailgate has also been shaved of it's handle, and it can be actuated from the interior. Under the locking hard cover tonneau is a rubber lined bed in very nice condition. 17-inch wheels are all around and wrapped in like new rubber.
Clean gray cloth covers the buckets and some of the door panels. An original dash is up front, and a leather wrapped steering wheel is in front of the dash with a few finger controls within it. Door panels are nice and clean, and we see power windows and locks. A factory sliding rear window is on the back, and just a note the odometer reads 55,700 original miles. Clean gray carpet is reserved for the floors and a fuzzy gray headliner has an upper center console with a digital readout and some extra storage above.
5.9 liters of power is under the hood and this produces 250hp. Electronic fuel injection with a cold air intake is on top, and a 4-speed automatic (46RE) is on back. 3.55 gears are reserved for the rear axle. All is in excellent mechanical condition.
Peering underneath we see some surface rust on the usual suspects, but all solid and structurally sound. Power disc brakes are on front, and power drums for the rear, and a Flowmaster exhaust is now installed.
A quick starter, this truck really does handle like a sports car. It's lower to the ground than the standard offerings in the pickup genre, and it helps a lot. Good smooth acceleration and shifting, and a nice quiet comfortable cruise at highway speed. All functions were working just perfectly.
A beautiful silver example with the ground effects package to add even more to its already sporty looks, straight steel, good paint, and clean interior with low miles, you cannot go wrong. A hauler that is also a mauler on the track, definitely will open some unsuspecting eyes!
S-Warren, MI Assy Plant
130399-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.