Ram Trucks We Miss – Which Are Your Favorites?
There have been some awesome Ram trucks throughout the history of Ram and going back to the Dodge Ram days. Right now, Ram has a huge lineup of 1500, 2500, 3500, and commercial vans and trucks available. However, it is fun to take a trip down memory lane and think about all the awesome trucks in Rams past. Let’s take a look.
Dodge Ram Dakota
The Dodge Ram Dakota also known as the Ram Dakota was around for three generations. The first generation began in 1987 and the final year for production was not too long ago in 2011. According to rumors, the Dodge Ram Dakota may be coming back in the near future. Regardless, we loved this Dodge Ram truck as did many others.
The Dodge Ram Dakota was a midsize truck, but it always outsized the competition including the Ford Ranger and Chevrolet S-10 which are no longer in production either. We loved the conventional and sleek design of the Ram Dakota along with the option of a V8 engine (small, but mighty!). The coolest thing about the Ram Dakota is its variety of use and buyers. Off-roaders, everyday drivers, workers, police, and even fire stations were all consumers of the truck. We don’t know if the rumor of its comeback is true, but we hope it is.
Photo source: cars.com
The Dodge Ramcharger is a unique mix of a truck and SUV which is why it made the list! There is just nothing on the market like it anymore. The Ramcharger was around from 1974 to 2002 and had three generations. The truck/SUV was built off of the Chrysler AD platform like the famous Plymouth.
All of the engines offered were V8 which makes it even more special. The powertrain came with either a 3-speed automatic or a 4-speed manual transmission. If you haven’t seen one before, check out the photo below. Words can’t begin to describe the style of the Ramcharger.
Photo source: Automobile Magazine
1940s Dodge Ram Power Wagon
If you didn’t know, the Power Wagon isn’t just a new and capable off-road Ram 2500 truck, but also was a huge hit in the 1940s. 1940s Power Wagons are as classic as they come. The bubbly shape, spare tire mounted, and wood bed are just some of its incredibly cool 40s truck features.
The Dodge Ram Power Wagon was introduced as a farm utility truck, but was soon introduced as an all-purpose truck in 1946. The Ram Power Wagon was like no other and although Ford was putting out competing trucks, the Power Wagon was the winner of that error. We put this one on the list not only for its beautiful and classy style, but also for its history and the power it had over the truck market (no pun intended). What a truck!
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