When Dodge decided to install Cummins turbo diesel engines in their light duty truck line, the industry was changed forever. GM and Ford had their own diesel applications, however, the Cummins turbo diesel is virtually the same diesel engine that power 18 wheel OTR tractor trailer rigs all over the country. The six cylinder design was much simpler and less costly to service, better yet, the smaller Cummins turbo diesel produced significantly more torque than its competing V8's-400 lb ft. vs. GM's 246 and Ford's 345. The Cummins turbo diesel did everything better: More towing capacity, more hauling capacity, and the turbo diesel performed well at all altitudes making with its competitors losing as much as 3 percent per 1000 feet gained in altitude. The Cummins name became synonymous with Dodge Ram truck line and set the stage for years to come in light duty diesel technology.
GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this 1981 Dodge 250 Royal dually for your consideration. This powerhouse is powered by a very desirable Cummins 6 cylinder 12 valve turbo diesel paired with a 5 speed manual transmission. The truck runs and handles very well. The exterior presents well and the interior remains in excellent condition. The truck rides on newer LT 245/70R17 tires. Highlights include power steering, power brakes, air conditioning, front and rear bench seats, cargo light, JVC cassette player AM/FM radio, tow package, bed liner and more. Don't miss your opportunity to own this affordable, vintage crew cab truck.