Why This Car Is Special
On first glance, the red pickup we have here at Skyway Classics might look like your every day 1989 Dodge Dakota, but look again. It’s actually a rare convertible model, which was formally sold by Dodge from just the 1989 through 1991 model years.
The Dodge Dakota, known as the Ram Dakota for the final two years of production, is a mid-size pickup truck from Chrysler’s Ram division.
For 1989, the unusual Dakota convertible featured a fixed roll bar and a simple manual top and only 2,482 were sold that year.
This 1989 Dodge Dakota Sport Convertible comes powered by a basic 3.9-liter V6 making 125 horsepower sent to the rear wheels via an transmission and anti-lock brakes on the rear axle.
Ours has that original engine and it all looks factory stock in that engine compartment too. It rides on the factory 5-spoke mag wheels and blackwall tires.
Our Dakota has a red velour bench seat interior with matching dash, headliner, and door panels and also has power windows and door locks, cruise control, fog lights, the optional Cassette Player, Air Conditioning, and of course the manual convertible top.
The carpeting is also red and it has the factory three-spoke steering wheel on a tilt column, with aluminum trim on the dash.
The Sport has a red paint scheme with “Dakota Sport” decals on the doors as well as unique graphics. It was built in partnership with American Sunroof Corporation and features a really simple design, consisting of a single metal roll bar and a basic manual top.
When the top is folded down, it hangs into the bed, supported by steel cables on either side.
The Dodge Dakota Sport convertible we have here at Skyway Classics is a real rare example of a rare type of truck, one that has a convertible top. Where else have you ever seen one of these? And that is what will make it interesting to everyone you meet when you drive it, they will all want to know what it is and proclaim they have never seen one.
You need to come see it today.
So give us a call at 941-254-6608.