Dodge Lil’ Red Express
The Lil’ Express Truck was a special truck Dodge built for just two years, 1978 and 1979, and in limited numbers. The importance of the Lil’ Express Truck was in relation to the strict rules of the late ’70s. They robbed the V8 engine of its power and vehicles of their performance.
But Dodge found an interesting loophole in the regulations that declared all pickup trucks didn’t need catalytic converters. This meant that Dodge could install a more powerful engine to allow it to breathe easier and deliver more punch than their previous models or competitors. That motivation is how the Lil’ Express Truck came to be.