One vehicle that is a rare treat to see on public roads these days is the Dodge Ramcharger. Even though they were less popular than the GM and Ford competition, they were solid rigs that could handle pretty much anything you could throw in their direction. I grew up around Ramchargers; I had two uncles that had them and a friend of mine built a 360/4-speed 1988 back in college that absolutely RULED. While the second generation trucks built between 1981 and 1993 can still be found if you look hard enough in the backyards of your town, the earlier 1974-1980 models, along with their even rarer Plymouth Trailduster siblings, are nearly extinct. These early ones were super cool; they could be optioned with real big block Mopar power and they had removable tops, just like the K5 Blazer/Jimmy and the Bronco. And guess what? That’s just what we have to show you today. This might be the cleanest early Ramcharger we’ve seen; a one owner 2WD model from 1977 with a 400ci Big Block. Let’s check this thing out!
This truck is being offered up on Craigslist for $13,500, and although the seller states that it has a couple rusty spots in the floor pan and one of the inner wheel wells, I’m going to go ahead and say that the price is perfectly reasonable. Again, when was the last time you saw one of these in this kind of shape? Hell, when was the last time you’ve seen a running, driving early Ramcharger AT ALL? I’m going to have to all the way back to my childhood, sitting in my great uncle’s 1978 to remember the last running, driving one I’ve seen with my own two eyes. Whether you view the fact that this one is 2WD as a bonus or a hindrance, it’s a super cool truck, and 100% BangShift Approved! This thing would make such a cool cruiser; stab in you cam of choice, toss on a decent intake and carb, and cruise the rig until the BFG’s wear out! We fully expect one of you crazies to snag this thing!
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As you would know, these do not come up for sale often and I have one that is from the original owner! Rare would be an understatement! Truck is from Connecticut with 48k orig miles and was purchased out of Glen Dodge back in 1977 from Milford Ct. and I have almost every piece of original documentation that you could possibly want including orig invoice, bill of sale, title, brochures, warranty books, etc! It has factory gauges and that cool little factory tach in the dash next to the stereo. It also has a nice aftermarket stereo with CD player. The engine is the original 400 engine that runs perfectly. The truck drives very well. Truck has original panels and floors with a perfect frame and body panels but there is a small rust spot on one of the floors and a rust spot on the rear inner wheel housing but very dry for a northeast truck! The interior is very nice with restored seats and I have a brand new carpet for it that will come with truck or be installed before that if I get to it.