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                   1990 Dodge Dakota SE convertible pickup. 

2.5 Liter I-4 with five-speed manual transmission, power steering, power brakes and optional bucket seats.

                                      Bill and Danita Brandt

 

                                          The Dodge Dakota Convertible Pickup

The Dodge Dakota Convertible came about in 1989, the first production convertible pickup that had been built since 1931.  The standard 2-door pickup manufactured in Warren, MI was sent to Automobile Specialty Company (ASC) for the removal of the top and installation of the intergral roll bar, convertible mechanism and top.  2,842 Dakota Sport convertibles with special graphics were built in 1989 in both 4x2 and 4x4 varieties.  Standard equipment included a five-speed manual transmission, fog lamps, velour seats, power windows and locks, rear anti-lock brakes, full fuel guage package, 3.9 liter V-6, tilt wheel and cruise control.  Available options were A/C and automatic transmission.  909 Dakota convertibles were built for 1990 in the Sport and the new SE versions.  The SE model came standard with a 2.5 liter I-4 which produced 100 h.p. and 132 lb-ft of torque, coupled with a five-speed manual transmission.  For 1991, 8 Dakota convertibles were built to complete the contract with ASC.