Ram LE 250
1989 Dodge Ram LE 250
1989 Dodge Ram LE 250 Pickup
1981-1993 was the first generation of Dodge Ram pickup trucks. 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. Fun fact: the ram's head logo was first used in 1933 to represent the trucks and rugged vehicles made by Dodge but was no longer used after 1950. So, Iacocca's decision in 1981 to resurrect the ram could actually be considered a vintage throwback.
For consignment, a RAM LE 250. A one family owned car where a father passed it down to his son, and now with a mere 12,850 actual miles is here for the taking but you'd better get here sooner rather than later because I have a sneaky suspicion that it will be out the door this way…sooner rather than later.
Bathed in Medium Suede tan painted steel panels which are very straight and have well minded gaps and seams. This is seen on the upper and lower parts of the truck. In the middle Dark Suede brown is looking good and shiny especially since it is the original paint! No rust within miles of this truck, and all trimmings are very shiny and straight with nary even the beginnings of any dimpling or fading. The front grille with a single headlight on either side uses square and rectangle design, the standard of the 80's and early 90's. Simplified, yet sophisticated, the grille is well preserved, as is the bumper below. In the mid section of the fenders, doors and bed is a trim piece which is a wide black plastic textured bar, with thin chrome bands on either side. These trims line up near perfectly when you eye the sides from front to rear. The doors are straight and close with a quality thud, and sport large chrome mirrors on either side. The long 8 foot bed is wonderfully straight on the sides, has more of that black and chrome molding, a wheel well surrounded by bling. Hanging from either side under the doors are aftermarket running boards which are straight and shiny. The bed is lined with a tuff textured plastic liner and this shows up on the gate as well. The rear exterior of the gate gate is looking like new as the diamond plate pattern chromed bumper below. Standard 16-inch wheels are wrapped in black wall rubber from 1999.
Almond broadcloth in a tweed pattern is seen on the bench which is nearly new and stretching the width of the cab. The edges have brown bolsters which are smooth vinyl. These seats are like new, as the fronting dash, which is all original design, has wood appliqué panels and a trio of gauges in the round in front of the original wheel. Power windows, and power lock toggles are added to the nice door panels and are seen in black molded plastic. These panels float in a sea covered in fuzzy tan broadcloth in the mid sections, and molded darker tan plastic on the surrounds. A/C has been factory installed, and nice golden tinted tan carpet floods the floors and looks like it just drove off the showroom floor. An AM/FM/Cassette with blue digital readout, and a toggle to control the balance and treble is neatly within the dash as well.
Within the tan painted engine bay is more candy in 318ci V8 form with EFI on top feeding it. Strapped to the back of this original mill is an A500 4-speed automatic transmission, and an 8-3/4 3.23 rear. Spin the tires and let's go to the undercarriage!
All buttoned up underneath with a solid frame to hold like new rotors and drums, brake lines and hoses, and fuel tank between the frame for extra protection. Independent front suspension with coil springs is upfront, and on back are tough leaf springs with certainly no rust. Rockers are all solid, and engine and transmission pans do not have a lick of any fluid leaks.
This truck is absolutely like new and fired right up. It was off to the test track where it handled very nicely, and came to a straight stop, quickly. The EFI instantly brings this mill to life and the power just goes on and on. A real hauler with serious power, solid acceleration and smooth cruise at highway speed with little effort. A smooth ride for a truck as well. The A/C did not blow cold, but all else is near perfection.
You will have to look really close to find a fault in this truck, and also look far and wide to find another one in as good of condition. Real straight body panels, a clean bed, snappy trimmings and a wide stripe, along with the bed liner, and don't forget that low low mileage. A popular year for the design all led by a big ram hood ornament living up to built RAM tough!
J-7000 Thru 8001 GVWR
E-2 Wheel Drive
Y-5.2L V8 EFI
S-Warren, MI Assy Plant
204363-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.
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