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Ken Papa's 1989 Dodge Dakota Convertible

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The Dodge Dakota Convertible models were built for only 3 years with a total production run of only 3889 units being produced at its Warren Michigan Assembly Plant. (2842 in 1980, 1039 in 1990 and only 8 in 1991). The factory built Dakota's were in direct response to the growing small truck convertible market that emerged from the Southern Californian custom shops.

Available in either 2 wheel or 4 wheel drive, the color choices were limited to red, white or black. Although all Dakota's came off the same assembly line, the convertibles were up fitted by American Sunroof Corp. (ASC) before leaving the plant.

Power windows and door locks were standard as was cloth seats and AM-FM-STEREO-CASSETTE with 4-speakers and an integrated roll bar located behind the seat.

Special 2 tone paint and unique body side striping rounded out the package that included fog lamps and alloy wheels.

This Dakota Convertible features a 3 inch body lift, 275-75R-15 OWL Goodyear Tires, AM-FM-sterio-CD-DVD with back-up camera, and dual exhaust as additional upgrades.

The Dakota Convertible emerged during a short period of time at Chrysler referred to as the "Iacocca Years" when a slew of niche market specialty vehicles were produced. Some say it was the most innovative 7 year period (1985 to 1992) in the company's history.

Papa's Dodge Collection
Current Value is $15,000.00

You can email Ken at: or visit his website: Papa's Chrysler Dodge Jeep in New Britain, CT.

If you would like to see Ken's 1971 C-1000 Tractor CLICK HERE, if you would like to see his 1964 A100 CLICK HERE

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Joe Leonard 2008-08-03