1998 Dodge Ram Quad Cab Pickup Truck

Summary

In the 1970s pickup trucks became the best-selling vehicles in the United States. By the 1990s extended cabs with small but usable rear seats were very popular. The 1998 Dodge Ram Quad Cab added two doors to give better access to the rear seat. Four doors, a full rear seat, and a high quality car-like interior turned the pickup into a replacement for the family sedan.

In the 1970s pickup trucks became the best-selling vehicles in the United States. By the 1990s extended cabs with small but usable rear seats were very popular. The 1998 Dodge Ram Quad Cab added two doors to give better access to the rear seat. Four doors, a full rear seat, and a high quality car-like interior turned the pickup into a replacement for the family sedan.

Artifact

Pickup (Truck)

Date Made

1998

Creators

Chrysler Corporation. Dodge Division 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Auburn Hills 

United States, Missouri, Saint Louis 

Creator Notes

Made in Saint Louis, Missouri by the Dodge Division of Chrysler Corporation headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

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 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

Object ID

2011.124.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal
Glass (Material)
Rubber (Material)
Chromium

Color

Dark green
Gold (Color)

Inscriptions

front door sides: RAM 1500 V8 MAGNUM decal behind rear seat window: LARAMIE SLT rear fenders & bed door, in silver: DODGE Right side of bed: LINE X OF KENTUCKY / PROTECTIVE COATING / LEX 859-881-8181

Specifications

Make & Model: 1998 Dodge Ram Quad Cab pickup truck

Maker: Chrysler Corporation, Auburn Hills, Michigan

Engine: V-8, overhead valves, 360 cubic inches

Transmission: 4-speed automatic

Height: 72 inches

Wheelbase: 139 inches

Width: 79 inches

Overall length: 225 inches

Weight: 4788 pounds

Horsepower: 245 at 4000 revolutions per minute

Pounds per horsepower: 19.5 pounds

Price: $20,410

Average 1998 wage: $26,260 per year

Time you'd work to buy this car: about 10 months

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