1978 Dodge Adventurer 100
360 cid, V-8, 225 bhp

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When Dodge released the Lil’ Red Express Truck in 1978 it was one of the most unique Dodge trucks that had ever been produced. The Lil’ Red Express was not only a real looker but these trucks were also real performers. It was the fastest American made vehicle from 0 to 100 MPH in 1978. It had a special high performance 360 cid 4-barrel small block engine which was a modified version of the 360 police engine, producing 225 horsepower. The package also included Hemi style mufflers with a crossover pipe breathing through 2 chrome stacks located behind the cab, a special 727 transmission and 3.55:1 rear gearing. Because of a loop hole in the emissions regulations, it did not have catalytic converters.  The 1978 Dodge Lil’ Red Express Truck rode on GR60x15 raised white letter tires on 7-inch chrome wheels up front and LR6Ox15 on 8-inch chrome wheels on the rear. All 1978’s were automatics, and the interiors were available with a  standard bench seat in red or black or with optional buckets and a fold down arm/rest console. The Dodge Lil’ Red Express Truck was a hit with the public; 2,188 were produced in 1978.


  • Lil Red Express Clone
  • High-performance 360 V-8 fitted with police-special parts for increased power
  • Part of the “Warlock Project” of “Adult Toys” from Dodge
  • Price new: $6,995