This next car come as a seller submission from Hugh, who wants $500 or trade for Miata for his truck: It is time to deaccession this Dalton highway spec Dodge Ram 250 Cummins turbo diesel pickup from the family fleet. My uncle, who crewed on the Garretson Enterprises LeMans ( Paul Newman) and IMSA (1981 24 Hours of Daytona win with Bob Garretson Brian Redman and Bobby Rahal ) teams, drove on the one lap of America a few times, and did the great American cross country race in a Studebaker Indianapolis race car and numerous other auto adventures, bought this for a trip to the Arctic circle because he really liked driving to out of the way places.
In Episode 2 of Season 9, the guys at Roadkill take a Ford Torino Wagon that is powered by a gigantic Cummins 6BT inline-6 under the hood… well… actually, it doesn’t have a hood. Anyway, the guys at Roadkill didn’t build it, but they did drag race it against another Cummins swapped classic American body-on-frame thing. You can find the episode on streaming on the Motortrend App, or you can watch this low-res bootleg version before it gets taken down. Anyway, that same Torino is now offered with the Cummins diesel and offered for sale. Find this 1972 Ford Torino Wagon offered for $9000 in La Habra, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
Ford’s legendary F-series pickup has been available with a diesel for many years, but it has usually been an International, and lately, a Ford diesel engine. Ford even put a Perkins diesel in some cars sold in Argentina, but as far as I know Ford never put a Cummins diesel in their light duty pickup (although you could get a Cummins 6.7 liter in an F650/750 from 2010-2015..but that isn’t exactly light duty). However, just because the Ford factory never put a Cummins in an F250 doesn’t mean you can’t buy one, because just about every engine swap possible has been done or is in the works. Personally, I’m waiting until someone swaps a 2-stroke 3-cylinder Saab engine into a Tesla…but until that time you can own a Cummins 6BT 12-valve swapped F250 known as the Fummins. Find this 1984 Ford F250 Cummins Power with “manuel transmission” offered for $7500 in San Rafael, CA via craigslist.
The 2nd generation of the Jeep Wrangler was known as the “TJ” and it was built from 1997 through 2006. This is probably the best year you can get for a car, if you ask the luddites around the DT HQ — it is new enough to have safety features like seat belts and ABS, […]
I was talking a friend the other day who is a truck guy, and he asked me my advice on a diesel pickup truck. I’m not one to go around spouting off random opinions…oh wait…that is exactly what DT is, so I AM someone to go around spouting random opinions, so here goes; don’t buy a newish diesel pickup with one of them fancy twin-turbo common rail diesel V8s mated to a 8-speed auto and instead always insist on a classic diesel inline-6 single turbo and a manual gearbox like this next Cummins ISB 5.9 powered beasty. Find this 2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Diesel offered for $18,400 in Yuma, AZ via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
There are two categories of cool cars in the world. The first is cars that are cool because they are fast/rare/unique and everybody knows it — think Corvette ZO6, Shelby Mustangs, Dodge Demons, Ferraris and the like…the second group are cars that are cool because nobody knows what the heck they are looking at. This […]
Nobody really wants to go back to the smog filled skies of yesteryear…but there is just something about an aged vintage truck that just seems cool. Back before trucks had automatic transmissions, self braking systems, automated driver logs, and diesel particulate filters…they were a smoke beltching metal beasts with a bionic heart driven by a […]
The C303 was the successor to the older C202 Laplander and had a distinguished military career of keeping moose safe in Scandinavia. It makes the list of top ten unlikely motorsports icons; the C303 was victorious in the light truck class at the 1983 Paris Dakar Rally, but today’s version is ready for some weekend […]
I’ve been on a diesel kick in the last few months — something about the glackity-glack of an idling oil burner mixed with the wheeeeeeeeeeeee of a spooling turbo has some strange appeal. It has been sticking with me like the sweet aroma of diesel fuel C12H24, and I want this next beast. Find this 1972 Chevrolet […]
We’ve been on some kind of diesel haze induced bender over here on DT (starting with that SWEEET Ford Falcedes) I was going to title this next post “if Dodge had built trucks” and then somebody nudged my elbow and told me “Dodge DOES build trucks”. “GET BACK INTO YOUR CLOWN CAVE, YOU FREAK” I screamed […]