Grandfather’s Truck: 1987 Dodge D-150 Ram Pickup – $6,900
If you’re a card carrying member of the “Mopar or No Car” club, need a pickup to serve as your daily driver, and prefer the look of Dodge Swept Lines to the more recent “Big Rig” style Rams, this 1987 D150 we came across here on Craigslist in Glenmoore, Pennsylvania may be just the ticket. The second caretaker, the grandson of the original owner, is currently asking $6,900 or best offer. The NADA Guides Classic Car Valuation Tool currently lists its “Low”, “Average”, and “High” retail value range at $1,175, $2,825, and $3,900, respectively, so if it was us, we’d start out with an offer of $5,000 and negotiate from there. If you are serious about purchasing this Swept Line, you can e-mail the second owner here start the conversation.
The first generation of Dodge Ram pickups introduced in 1981 was actually the final generation of rebadged D series pickups dating back to 1972. The rebadging with the “Ram” name was one of many changes put into place after Lee Iacocca took the helm of Chrysler Corporation. The rebadging included an embossed “DODGE RAM” name on the tailgate along with other subtle changes to the grille, hood, taillights, and interior. While this body style continued through to 1993 and was popular with fleets, it sold poorly compared to the more modern alternatives offered by Ford and GM.
Beyond the fact we’re suckers for just about any vehicle shod with American Racing style rims, we like this truck because of its two-owner family provenance. While it features a five year old repaint, we suspect the poor mismatch between the bed and cab may detract some potential buyers. However, if you’re a diehard Mopar fan who needs a truck as an everyday workhorse, you’ll still get a lot of compliments driving this D150 around town. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1987 Dodge D-150 Ram Pickup
318 w/ Automatic, RWD
Blue with original cloth/vinyl blue interior
8′ bed, inspection good until June 2020.
Painted in 2014 to match original color, the original 80’s paint started flaking. Removed the outside black plastic trim, I can include with truck.
Original white steel wheels with snow tires
After market wheels with all-season tires staggered
Well maintained from new. Runs and Drives great. Was my grandfathers from new until 2013, has always been garage kept. Selling because the single cab won’t work for a growing family. Fun truck, always gets compliments everywhere I go..”
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