|1989 Dodge Dakota Convertible|
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Random Car Wednesday: 1989 Dodge Dakota Convertible
Welcome to this week's installment of RCW on Shifting Gears. This time around we've got a bit of an oddball: the 1989 Dodge Dakota Convertible. The Dakota was Dodge's mid-range pickup in the 1980's. It wasn't quite as massive as the fullsize Ram 1500, but it was bigger than the Mitsubishi-derived Ram 50 models. It's main competitors were the Chevrolet S-10 and the Ford Ranger. The Dakota was a fairly capable truck, and engine options ranged from a 2.2 liter Straight-4 all the way up to a 3.9 liter V6 powerplant. A 5.2 liter V8 was made available later on. At one point there was even a Shelby Dakota, one of several Shelby-tuned Chryslers to come out of the 1980's. This particular Dakota is sporting the rather unusual convertible option. From 1989 to 1991, the Dakota was available as a convertible. This one is in good shape, and looks sharp with aftermarket wheels and silver paint. It may not be the most practical vehicle, nor does it make a tremendous deal of sense, but it certainly looks like a fun vehicle to drive. And ultimately, that's more than enough to get my seal of approval.
Posted by James Craig