With Ford and Chevy pickups commonplace these days, it''s easy to stand out simply by shopping at the Mopar store. This 1941 Dodge pickup is every bit as stylish as its competition, and with a 408 inch crate motor under the hood, it''ll probably catch more than a few of them sleeping, too. Contrasting fenders were a big part of pre-war styling, so this Dodge pickup puts a twist on the theme by painting the body in traditional red (Lil'' Red Pickup, anyone?) with flashy sliver fenders which accentuates its fat-fendered look. Fit and finish are quite good, certainly better than a pickup would have offered in 1941, and the bug-eyed headlight look makes it instantly recognizable. Streamlining was a big deal in those days, do you''ll dig the little speed marks on the fenders, the raked windshield, and the smooth nose which is a wonderful combination of color and chrome. The bumpers and running boards have been painted black so they blend into the background and let the bodywork do the talking. Also note how the cowl lights are painted silver and the headlights are red, contrasting against their mounting points to great effect. And as a vintage pickup, of course it has a beautifully finished oak bed that''s a show piece all by itself. The interior offers great accommodations for two in a set of low-back buckets that somehow seem right at home in the vintage truck''s cab. The pleated upholstery recalls an earlier era, and with matching door panels, it feels downright civilized inside. Extensive use of sound-deadening materials means that this pickup doesn''t rattle or clang down the road, and it helps make the most of the powerful A/C system stashed under the dash. The gauges may appear to be original, but modern Sun Pro instruments have been cleverly stashed behind the original lenses, retaining the vintage look with modern reliability and happy to work with the 12-volt electrical system. There''s also a cool Hurst shifter, a spoon-style accelerator, and a tilt column with a leather-wrapped wheel to help you get comfortable. If it''s hauling you''re interested in, then this truck truly delivers thanks to a 408 cubic inch crate V8 stuffed under that pointed hood. Dressed in Mopar satin black trim, it sits low so the truck actually handles quite well, and it makes impressive torque to move it effortlessly. Service access is quite good, so working on it is hardly a chore, and the important stuff is quality, such as the Edelbrock carb and intake, electronic ignition, and modern A/C system with R134a refrigerant. Shorty headers lead to one of the most innovative and nicely crafted exhaust systems we''ve seen, and the front suspension seems to be the front clip from a late-model, complete with sway bars, power steering and front disc brakes. A 727 TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic handles the gear swaps, feeding what appears to be a GM 10-bolt rear end. Stylish chrome wheels wear spinners and 195/70/14 front and 235/60/15 rear white-letter radials. If you''re an early Mopar fan or just want a pickup that isn''t just like everyone else''s, it would be hard to go wrong with this wonderful Dodge. Documented with restoration receipts, it''s a fantastic driver that''s ready to cruise. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.