There was a time when Dodge was building very cool trucks. We are talking about at the ‘60s when Dodge was offering models like the D200-series. But those times are long gone, and we all know what kind of cars Dodge is offering now.
So, it shouldn’t surprise you that Mopar is trying to bring back the past. For the 2019 SEMA Show it has rescued a 1968 Dodge D200-series heavy-duty pickup truck and transformed it into the Candied Delmonico Red and Dairy Cream Mopar Lowliner Concept.
Mopar did an extreme job on this concept: it fully boxed the original C-channel frame of the rear-wheel-drive truck, substantially lowered the ride height and lengthened the wheelbase for a more dramatic stance. The front end was also modified to showcase the legendary 5.9-liter Cummins diesel engine. There is also a custom air suspension added to the front and rear axle with three modes: low, driving height and driving height plus.
The concept rides on 22 inches by 9.5 inches wheels up front wrapped in 285/35-22 tires. The rear wheels measure 22 inches by 11 inches with 325/35-22 tires for a more muscular appearance.
For the exterior, the original headlamps have been replaced by seven-inch LED headlamps, while for the rear Mopar added a new set of custom taillights with integrated backup lights. The most impressive part of the exterior is of course the Candied Delmonico Red paint that seems to fit perfectly.
The interior also comes with some extreme updates: the original bench seat is covered in an orange-amber Blazing Saddle Tan, while the headliner is also leather with a Mopar Omega M logo stitched into it. Mopar decided to keep the original 1968 steering wheel, but the instrumentation is reworked with seven custom Mopar gauges mounted to a unique “engine turned” aluminum panel.
Bottom line, if you happen to be in Las Vegas at the beginning of November make a quick stop at SEMA to take a look at this amazing concept.