1978 Dodge D13 Little Red Express

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VIN: D13BS8J512212



360ci V8


3-Speed Auto

Odometer Reading

9,324 miles

Exterior Color

Bright Canyon Red

Interior Color


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Vehicle Description

Here’s a special truck that only Dodge would build, the 1978 Lil Red Express. Special because, as Car & Driver stated, it was the fastest American-made vehicle 0-100mph available that year. This one is amazingly original including its sheetmetal and paint, along with the 360 cubic inch V8 engine. It’s mated to the A-727 LoadFlite automatic transmission. ‘78 Expresses have several unique features, so let’s check them. Of course, the aforementioned 360 Express engine, a special dual exhaust system with functional chrome stacks, crossover pipe and Hemi mufflers; and staggered chrome wheels – 7 inches wide in front, 8 inches in back. The ‘78 featured a 100 mph speedometer vs 85 mph on the ‘79, and the ‘78’s Bright Canyon Red paint is unique as well. The graphics and wood trim also distinguish the truck. This example also features the Tuff 3-spoke steering wheel and the optional bucket seats with fold-down center armrest. It has a premium cloth bed cover and inside a fire extinguisher is on board. These are hard to find, especially in this kind of original condition, as only 2188 were produced in 1978, versus 5118 in 1979. The 1978 Dodge Lil Red Express pickup combines performance, unique appearance, and comfort, and is a very desirable and collectible vehicle today. Please be sure to see the detailed photos at www.maxmotive.com.

Vehicle Features

  • Odometer Reads 9324
  • 360 Express 360ci V8 Engine
  • Chrome Valve Covers and Air Cleaner Cover
  • True Dual Exhaust (no catalytic converter)
  • Functional Vertical Stack Pipes
  • A-727 LoadFlite 3-speed Automatic Transmission
  • Bright Canyon Red Exterior Paint
  • Optional Black Vinyl Bucket Seats
  • Tuff Steering Wheel
  • Staggered-sized Chrome Five-Slot Disc Road Wheels
  • Goodyear Raised White Outline Letter Radial Tires

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*MAXmotive specializes in collectible classic and custom vehicles. We have more than 200 vehicles in our collection and have sold dozens nationwide and even overseas. We recommend that all buyers who are unable to view a vehicle in person have a pre-purchase inspection done prior to purchase. Inspections can be performed by an independent party selected by the buyer. Due to the age and uniqueness of these special vehicles, it is difficult to cover all aspects and characteristics of each vehicle’s condition within the limited space available. Thus, pre-purchase inspections are helpful to all parties involved. The information provided for this vehicle is presented to the best of our knowledge, and is deemed reliable. But MAXmotive does not warrant or guarantee this information as a basis for purchase. It is the responsibility of the buyer to make a thorough inspection to determine the suitability of the vehicle prior to purchase.

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