1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500



Looking for a half-ton pickup ready for its second life? Consider this extra clean 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Laramie Club Cab 4x4. That has been with the same family since new and always garaged.

Made on May 22, 1997 at Chrysler's St. Louis North Assembly Plant in Fenton, Missouri, this truck has the rare two-tone paint operation, in this case, black with a Flame Red middle inset (code PX8). The paint and trim and are in overall very good order with minor blemishes. The bodywork is straight as are the cargo bed and black over chrome bumpers. The cab has the sliding rear window option and a bench jump seat in the rear.

This truck rolls on newer Thunderer TracGrip M/T tires, size 265/75R16 at every corner. Each tire is mounted on a factory alloy wheel. The wheels and tires are all in very good order. This truck rides a 118.7-inch wheelbase and has a 7,000 GVWR.

New parts – tires, windshield and battery.

Under the hood is a 5.2L OHV Magnum V-8 engine with multi-point fuel injection and backed by an automatic transmission with overdrive (code 46RH-RE) and a New Process 231 transfer case. The power routes to a Dana 44 front axle and a 9.25 Spicer rear axle with a 3.55:1 rear end. Driver convenience features include air-conditioning, cruise control, tilt steering column, power window, power locks and power seat. There's also a driver's airbag and rear anti-lock brakes.

Inside, the Mist Gray cloth interior looks good, but the driver's side seat shows a blemish. Otherwise, the 40/20/40 bench seat is in fine form, but the carpet and headliner are in satisfactory shape. A four-spoke steering wheel with airbag is in decent order. A/C blows but is not cold. The big dashboard and inner truck liners are all in very good order. A big console rides between the driver and passenger for storage options, like a laptop and lunch. A column-mounted shifter and factory AM/FM stereo round out the interior.

Debuted on January 5, 1993, at the North American International Auto Show and going on sale on October 1, 1993, the redesigned 1994 Ram was a sales success and was named “Truck of the Year” by Motor Trend in 1994. Sales increased from 95,542 units in 1993 to 232,092 in 1994, 410,000 in 1995, and 411,000 by 1996. Sales of this generation peaked at just over 400,000 in 1999 before declining against the redesigned Ford and GM trucks.

On the inside, special attention was paid to in-cab storage features, with a large glovebox, a center armrest storage area, and extra storage space behind the seat.

Competition to this Ram in 1997 included Chevrolet's Silverado half-ton, Ford's F-150, GMC's Sierra and Toyota's T-100.

If you're ready to give this Ram its second life, stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars today to get acquainted first.

VIN: 1B7HF13Y4VJ614558

This truck is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 201,889 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!

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  • Super clean, onefamily owned truck since new
  • Garaged all of its life
  • 5.2L OHV Magnum V8 engine with multipoint fuel injection
  • Fourspeed automatic transmission with overdrive (code 46RHRE) with a New Process 231 transfer case
  • Dana 44 front axle and a 9.25 Spicer rear axle with 3.55 gearing
  • Rare black with Flame Red inset paint option (code PX8)
  • Mist Gray cloth interior (code P1C3)
  • New tires, windshield and battery
  • Sliding back window and sliding bed cover
  • Airconditioning, cruise control, tilt steering column, power windows, power locks and power seat
  • Driver's airbag and rear antilock brakes
  • 7,000 GVWR and 118.7inch wheelbase
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