Sold For: $38,000 Questions

1978 Dodge Midnight Express Little Red Tribute – 440 V8 – Automatic

Sold For: $38,000 Questions

Vehicle Location: North East, PA 16428
Auction Type: Reserve
Mileage: 52727
Engine: 440 V8
Transmission: 727 Automatic
Exterior: Black
Interior: Black
VIN: D13BS8J512962
Party: Dealer


1978 Dodge Little Red to Midnight Tribute


1978 Dodge Little Red to Midnight Tribute


1978 Dodge Little Red to Midnight Tribute


1978 Dodge Little Red to Midnight Tribute


The Midnight Express has been described as the older brother to the Little Red Express.

This is a standout pickup truck with several significant upgrades and improvements. Under the hood, it boasts a rebuilt Magnum 440 engine paired with a rebuilt 737 automatic transmission, providing robust performance. The Sure Grip axle and 3.55 gears enhance traction and overall drivability. This truck has seen numerous mechanical enhancements, including new front springs, front ball joints, rear axle bearings, and u-joints, ensuring a smooth and reliable ride.

In terms of interior and comfort, it features new carpet, seat covers, speakers, and weather stripping throughout the vehicle. The cabin is fitted with new ignition components and a modern ignition system, delivering reliable starts. The addition of new motor and transmission mounts further enhances ride comfort.

On the exterior, this Midnight Express sports a fresh look with new wood paneling and a bed made with new wood. The 3-inch exhaust and stacks contribute to an appealing exhaust note while maintaining the truck’s classic appearance. The addition of new headers and a new carburetor ensures optimal engine performance and efficiency. New brakes all around, along with stainless steel brake lines, enhance stopping power and durability.

Other notable upgrades include a new heater core, fan clutch, battery voltage regulator, turn signal switch, halogen headlights, engine hoses, belts, and a sender unit. The truck also boasts a new windshield and seal, enhancing visibility and overall aesthetics. The power steering gear & pump, water pump, wiper motor, alternator and starter have been rebuilt.

In summary, this 1978 Little Red Express pickup has undergone a thorough revitalization, combining classic styling with modern enhancements, resulting in a reliable and attention-grabbing classic truck ready for the road.


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Ended On: 12/02/2023 at 12:22 pm EST


Result: Sold for $38,000
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Item condition: New

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Highest bidder was: 2******s

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
a**********s 11/24/2023 2:31 pm EST $34,000
2******s 11/24/2023 2:30 pm EST $33,500
a**********s 11/24/2023 2:29 pm EST $33,000
a**********s 11/24/2023 2:26 pm EST $32,500
2******s 11/24/2023 2:15 pm EST $31,000
a**********s 11/24/2023 2:13 pm EST $30,000
2******s 11/24/2023 2:06 pm EST $27,500
a**********s 11/24/2023 1:23 pm EST $26,000
2******s 11/24/2023 10:40 am EST $22,000
a**********s 11/20/2023 2:07 pm EST $13,000
d****t 11/19/2023 9:39 am EST $8,885
a**********s 11/17/2023 9:46 am EST $6,500
Auction started 11/24/2023 2:34 pm EST
  • DEL94 says:

    Do you have any interest in a trade? I have a super rare 1962 Plymouth Sport Fury, two door hard-top, red with red and black interior and black carpet, torque-thrust D wheels, four-wheel disc brakes. The drive train was a 362-factory motor but has been replaced with a Max-Wedge cross ram four-barrel carbs setup on a 440 block 540 CI motor. It has a B&M automatic trans to handle the torque. Three-inch stainless-steel exhaust all the way back. I purchased this vehicle from a dealer who was selling off a Sacramento, California estate collection of cars. My wife liked this car very much. Sadly, she passed away this past June and this car is a little too much for me at my age of 74. The car appraised for $44,000. in 2015. I have complete appraisal book from the company who did the appraisal and which my insurance company accepted. Since owning I paid $2000. to the electrical system updated. It is a very nice car. If interested in it please let me know. Thanks!

    Dave L

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