Low-mileage 1984 Dodge Ramcharger 4X4 appears to be an original survivor

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The Ramcharger looks ready for off-road adventure

Vintage Ford Broncos and Chevy Blazers get all the attention, but here’s a Pick of the Day for the Mopar crowd, a 1984 Dodge Ramcharger, a beefy 4X4 with arguably the most-macho of brand names.

Ramcharger fed into the trend of the time for large, powerful utility trucks ready for off-roading and backwoods fun as well as towing, hauling, worksite duty and farm chores. 

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Ramchargers, basically shortened-wheelbase versions of the Dodge D-series pickup truck, were built from 1974 through 1993.  They had 2 doors and back seats, and the majority of them came with V8 engines. 

This Ramcharger is a low-mileage example, showing 42,760 miles on its odometer, which is believed to be accurate, according to the Denver, Colorado, dealer advertising the truck on ClassicCars.com.  It is equipped with part-time 4-wheel drive and powered by a 318cid V8 engine with automatic transmission. 

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The truck seems to be a well-preserved survivor with “mostly original paint,” the dealer says, and all chrome and trim in good condition, factory wheels with original-style hubcaps and good all-terrain tires.

The Dodge has a “clean original interior throughout” with original gauges, the ad notes, and the bucket seats and rear bench look to be in nice condition.  It has power steering and power brakes and factory air conditioning, although its working condition is not mentioned in the ad.

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These trucks, along with Broncos and Blazers, were built for adventure, and a new generation of car collectors are discovering how much fun they are.  This Ramcharger with its apparent low mileage seems like a nice find.

The asking of price of $17,900 is also quite reasonable. 

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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    • Ummm. The odometer only has 5 digits. My ramcharger only has 18 thousand miles.lol. it could be 142000, 242000, 342000, or who knows how many times it has rolled over never trust a dealer

    • Truck has the original trans? Yeah that truck ain’t worth more than 5 grand. My ramcharger has a brand new rebuilt custom heavy duty 700 with a hot built torque converter and a 3 inch lift with 33’s. What’s mine worth? 30 grand? Those aren’t original miles with only 5 digits on the odometer. Could have been rolled over 5 times. You buy this I guarantee you’ll be replacing the transmission immediately and good luck finding parts. Took my guys 1 month to get it rebuilt. This is a bad buy unless you get it under 5 grand and have 5 grand to sink into it

      • Give the guy a break that’s a good looking ram charger and the transmission it’s probably at 7:27 and I have one in my 72 dodge charger special edition brome that I bought brand new in 71 and they are a piece a cake to rebuild and they last plus I have one and a 33 Plymouth with a blown hear me with dual quads and it also has the 727 but it was built to hold And take the power

      • I agree about the price, definitely too high of an asking price, and to the person that says its hard to find parts, not true! You can find parts for it. I don’t believe it would be hard to find parts for it. Replacing the transmission immediately? "I don’t think so Tim"! that’s a load of bologna,and it wouldn’t cost 5000 grand to replace it unless you were getting it rebuilt or replace it with a after market trans, the way you describe your truck my friend with it lifted with 33’s and high performance trans, yeah its going cost money. I do agree 5000 would be a better price for that truck. To be honest the 727 transmissions were extremely tough. I had an 85 Ram Charger never had any issues with it, originally had a 904 Trans, which unfortunately weren’t that tough, I replaced it with a 727 trans, no issues at all except when i was younger it met a tree :(. as a matter of fact my brother still has dads 83 ram charger over 200,000 miles 318 v8 4WD with original manual trans. You don’t need another 5000 grand to spend fixing it, but I guess it all depends how a person takes care of their vehicle. That truck could have been garaged it could be original miles you never know. Anyways that’s my rant.

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