The badging, seat fabric, and dashboard plaque proclaim the Shelby heritage proudly. The seller notes that the truck has been repainted in its original color and shows some areas of fading, water etching on the bed, and lifting on the edges of graphics in places. This 151k-mile example spent the majority of its life in Florida and has been with the seller for four years and about 4,000 miles. A graphic package was also available on both models and made to resemble those of the original Express and Warlocks. The new generation came with new front and rear suspension and rack-and-pinion steering. Unless otherwise stated, buyer should assume vehicle is non-matching numbers and mileage to be non-actual.
The smaller Shelby could manuall install them, though, partly by using a smaller cooling system — replacing the engine-drive fan with an electric one, mounted in front of the radiator. It is the responsibility of the buyer to either inspect the vehicle personally or by third party to ensure satisfaction to the condition and value prior to the purchase. Information is provided to the best of our knowledge or the owners of the vehicles knowledge and we make no warranty or representation regarding the accuracy, truth, or reliability of such information. While the seller says the Daytona is free from alterations besides the radio head unit, it sounds like some nice tweaks have been made under the hood. Shelby made the truck look the part with a three-spoke steering wheel, dark gray cloth inserts, a front air dam with Bosch auxiliary lights, black fender flares, bold graphics, and a light bar extension mounted to the cab. Gear 1 - Ratio: 2.
This not only made the engine more compact but gave it a slight bump of about 5 horsepower bringing the hp rating up to 175 with a torque rating of 270 pound-feet. The 1989 Dodge Shelby Dakota was powered by a 5. Also new this year was Carroll Shelby's V8-powered Shelby Dakota, which was the first rear-wheel drive vehicle in 20 years. The Shelby Dakota features unique trim pieces, including a blacked-out front end with integrated driving lamps and air dam. The paint on the bed looks clean apart from a couple small scratches on the black vinyl striping above the wheel arch. The individually-numbered dash plaque indicates this truck is 1,074 of 1,475 examples produced.
Shelby-specific additions to the drivetrain included a limited-slip differential and a transmission oil cooler. The Dakota Warrior was designed in a manner similar of Warlock trucks of the late 1970s. Producing a substantial power boost, both of the V-configuration engines were updated to Magnum specs. In 2000 the Dodge Dakota received the distinct honor of being nominated for the North American Truck of the Year award and was the first mid-size pickup that had an optional V8 engine. There is not a trace of dust in the clear, fading, fish eyes or defects of any sort.
Also new in 1991 were six-bolt wheels that replaced the previous five-bolt wheels based on Dodge's marketing test to differentiate the Dakota from the new Ram and other competing trucks. Bilstein front shocks and Monroe rears are recent replacements performed by the seller. This truck is a largely original and preserved driver that has a unique presence all its own. It was only offered for one model year, and only 1500 were built. It was purchased by a private collector in 2016. Rear: semi-elliptic two-stage leaf springs, gas-charged shocks.
Dodge And Ram Truck Information: 1989 Shelby Dakota Truck Information Above: 1989 Shelby Dakota Pick-up, photo from Dodge Truck Advertisement. It is powered by a 318ci V8 and features mild factory performance modifications including a lowered suspension, limited-slip differential, and transmission oil cooler. Both of these engines were offered with the 6-speed manual transmission in 2005 and 2006, and deleted on the V8 models in 2007. This generation was built at the Warren Truck Assembly plant in Warren, Michigan. For a single year, Shelby even modified a Dodge Dakota pickup, though less than 1,500 examples were ever built. The Sport Convertible was based on a two-door pickup with a metal roof on its cab, and was assembled at Chrysler's Dodge City truck complex in Warren, Michigan.
The Shelby Dakotas were given a lowered stance and blacked-out front grille, bumpers, and lower valence with integrated fog lights. Vintage Motorcars is not an expert in the construction, engineering, finishes, materials, and component of every single vehicle we have listed for sale. With a mild tweak we got 140 plus out of it on a long road in the mid west. Shelby Convertible Pickup As the 1980s came to a close, Dodge capitalized on the evolving and growing popularity of the specialty pickup market with an example of their own - the Dakota Sport convertible. The convertible featured a fixed roll bar and a simple manual top. The Base Point The 1989 Dodge Shelby Dakota began with a regular cab version of the Dodge Dakota Sport. A four-speed automatic linked to a 3.
This year was also the first year for an optional side airbag, and the final year for the odd-looking Dakota convertible. The front grille had a Shelby badge plus a blacked-out air dam with supplemental driving lights. This Shelby Dakota is now being offered with a clean Carfax and clear Illinois title. The V6 engine was a standard option in 2003, and was nearly as fuel-efficient with a manual transmission and an automatic transmission wasn't available with the 4-cylinder. This particular Shelby Dakota is the very first one produced of the 1,475, Serial 1.