5k: Mid Engine Pickup: 1980 Dodge D50 Pickup, 455ci Olds V8

Only a few more days before Halloween and you’ll have to wait another year to send in your horrorod tips.  Except that we post horrible stuff all year around, so I guess you can finish installing that gas turbine into your Bentley before sending us the submission.  Take your time and please be safe.  Anyway, find this 1980 Dodge D50 Pickup with 455ci mid-mounted V8 for sale in Kansas City, KS for $5,500 via craigslist.  Tip from Kaibeezy.


At first glance this Dodge (actually a Mitsubishi captive import) looks like another pickup onto which someone has bolted a body kit, some aero wheels and custom graphics. But one look in the bed and you’ll be shocked with what sits between the frame rails.

Where you would normally load bags of cement, 2x4s, et cetera, is an Oldsmobile 455 cubic inch V8, taken from who knows what and making some horsepower and a metric ass ton of torque.  All of that power gets pushed into the rear wheels via an undisclosed transmission, but this isn’t just some weekend burnout machine as the seller claims to have used it as a daily driver for 15 years.  This guy is welcome at my place anytime.

The flame paint job is a bit old, but otherwise this truck looks ready for the daily commute or the drift circuit.  Find a better mid-engine weirdo? email us here: tips@dailyturismo.com