Dodge Dakota Convertible Was Too Cool to Last

Have you ever been so mad you just wanted to tear the roof off your truck? Please, for the safety of you and everyone else around you, don't. Though, if you are insistent about having a drop-top pickup, there's always this Dodge.  It's a 1989 Dodge Dakota Sport Convertible. The two-owner chop-top truck comes toting Dodge's 3.9-liter V6, four-wheel drive, and a fairly low 68,000 miles on the odometer. Interested? It's up for grabs on eBay. RELATED: See more photos of the 1989 Dodge Dakota Convertible Pickup For ages, American pickup trucks had fixed roofs. In 1989, Dodge decided that they didn't have to, and worked a deal with ASC (American Sunroof Company) to turn their Dakota workhorses into... well...headless horsemen. While it might sound like a bit of an odd idea, the rationale was sound: many pickup buyers use their trucks for leisure anyway, why not deliver even more fun? Dodge shipped its completed Dakotas over to ASC, which then set about sawing off the roof and adding a vinyl rag top and roll-bar in its place. For 1989, Dakota Convertibles came equipped with the V6 as standard, the option of two- or four-wheel drive, and either a five-speed manual or four-speed auto (four-cylinders came in '90). While definitely cool looking, they weren't exactly hot sellers. Dodge moved 2,842 Dakota Convertibles in 1989, a scant 1,089 in 1990, and only eight in 1991. RELATED: 2015 RAM 1500 Rebel looks mean as anything The Dakota drop-top might not be as fast as the nutty Ford Lightning or GMC Syclone we found earlier this week, but it is rare nonetheless. This 1989 example looks to be in highly good shape (though not surprising for a California truck) and according to the seller, features a new top and bed liner. What do you say Internet? Does the Dakota Convertible earn a spot at your local beach party? RELATED: Check out Brazil's version of the Ford Bronco ____________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide

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