It is said that the Thomas Howard, the Duke of Norfolk first put in a letter to Thomas Cromwell in 1538 the expression “you can’t have your cake and eat it too.” Shortly afterwards, Cromwell was beheaded by mad King Henry VIII, so I’d like to use this car to emphasize that cake statement and perhaps add the corollary; “You can have your cake and someone can take your cake, eat it, and behead you too.” Because you can have modern reliability or vintage style, but you can’t have both…well…unless you are billionaire who can afford an Icon or Singer or Lynx Eventer, but here we are. We’ve got a $4k budget and car that looks like it came from Leepu and Pitbull’s custom shop. Find this 2000 Dodge Dakota Sport offered for $3995 in Sturtevant, WI via faceforradio marketbarf. Tip from Matt C.
I’m not a huge fan of recommending that people buy cars to squirrel away in barns waiting for some crazy speculative price bidding at all of the over-hyped auction sites around the web. In fact, it is quite the opposite. I recommend that you buy cars that are cheap today so you can enjoy them by driving around and putting (GASP!) miles on the odometer and letting the wind flow through your permed mullet. So buy this next car, drive it, enjoy, and maybe sell for about what you paid for it in a few year. Find this 1989 Dodge Dakota Sport Convertible offered for $5,000 in Boca Raton, FL via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
There is no hallowed ground in the world of automotive swaps, but there are some swaps that make you say “why?”. And this next one is a real head scratcher — not that putting an OM617 Mercedes diesel into a small pickup would make for a bad vehicle…it is just strange. It’s not like you are going to increase your towing capacity or beat the torque from a Magnum V8…but that flapper valve tipped exhaust stack certainly has some style. Find this 1989 Dodge Dakota diesel swap offered for $2000 in Cazenovia, NY via craigslist.
The convertible pickup might have seemed like a novel idea when the Dakota Sport was released in 1989…but then you start thinking about the horse drawn wagon…which was pretty much a convertible pickup since man first domesticated horse in the Bronze age, and then you think about the first mass produced vehicle..yup, the Ford Model T Runabout was a convertible pickup. So…yeah…nothing new is really ever new, just rebranded and adjusted for inflation. Find this 1989 Dodge Dakota Sport Convertible offered for $8,500 in Dallas, TX via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
Pickup trucks are the working dogs of the automotive world…and for decades they were strictly form-follows-function work machines. But then auto designers started to get creative to sell things like pickups that were built from cars (the El Camino and Ranchero) and even performance pickups (SVT Lightning…etc)..and Dodge even went as far as to built […]
In the late 80s Carroll Shelby followed his tried and true method of hot-rodding a pedestrian car by shoehorning a V8 into a small package (and plastering his name all over it), this time the diminutive Dodge Dakota pickup!. Oversize graphics harken back to an era when graphics were a replacement for actual engine horsepower […]
Do you remember when Dodge introduced a convertible pickup truck…everybody laughed, automobile pundits raved, and the buying public went elsewhere? Well it is your lucky day, because it can be 1989 again with this next low mile/mint classic. Find this 1989 Dodge Dakota Sport Convertible offered for $16,900 in Ojai, CA via craigslist. Tip from Sean. […]
With Dodge putting out Hemi V8 engines ranging from mild to wild levels of horsepower, it is somewhat odd (in a good way) to come across a Chevy LS swapped Dodge truck. The amount of LS swapped cars and trucks advertised across the internet these days is truly staggering. There is seemingly not a car […]
This isn’t the first time we’ve featured this SRT powered pickup, but the price has dropped quite a few Benjamins and it is starting to make sense from a financial perspective. Find this 2001 Dodge Dakota V10 custom offered for $23,000 in Boise, ID via craigslist. The Dakota was the mid-sized truck offering from Chrysler […]
Find this 1980 Dodge Dakota Ext Cab With Mercedes-Benz Power here on eBay bidding for $1,576 reserve-not-met with buy-it-now of $2,999. From eBay listing: Item specifics Condition: Used Year: 1980 Mileage: 245,000 Make: Mercedes-Benz Vehicle Title: Clear Model: Other I think this should be listed as a mercedes but ebay requires vin for anything 1981 […]