Lady and the Scamp: 1983 Plymouth Scamp

The Dodge Rampage was a small “El Camino” style pickup-car that lived on Dodge’s Omni platform for the 1982 through 1984 model years in what can be described as a moderate market failure for Chrysler with only 10,000-17,000 sold per model year. But Plymouth was able to really wreck the curve by introducing a rebadged version called the Scamp that sold only 3,500 examples in a single model year before it was canned. Today, most examples of the Rampage and Scamp have been recycled into cans. Find this 1983 Plymouth Scamp offered Toledo, OH via frazzlebook rockplace.

From the seller:

1983 Plymouth laser
$6,500
Listed a week ago in Toledo, OH
About This Vehicle
Driven 96,281 miles
Manual transmission
Exterior color: White · Interior color: Burgundy
Fuel type: Gasoline
Good condition
Seller’s Description
This is a 1983 Plymouth Scamp base model pickup truck (not a Laser – FB won’t let me choose Scamp). This was a one year only model, similar to the Dodge Rampage – one of approx. 3550.

2.2 liter Mopar four cylinder, four speed manual transmission. This is a base model – no A/C, no power steering, wind up windows. Power brakes. Runs, drives and stops well. 750 pound load capacity.

Minimal rust (some bubbling, esp. on the hood – please see photos). Sills good, floors good, no body or frame rot. Interior in good condition – features 80’s style plush velour burgundy upholstery. Aftermarket Kenwood stereo. The “sport” hood with pins is also aftermarket. Plastic bedliner with attached tool box.

Lots of work done within the past year. New battery. New alternator with correct bracket. New carburetor. Shift linkage sorted and working correctly.

A blast to drive, gets lots of positive attention. Practical, too.