5. 1979 Dodge Little Red Express
Since I was a kid ogling the big rigs rolling down the highway, I have longed for a vehicle with a set of twin vertical-stack chrome pipes obnoxiously jutting into the sky, belching out smoke. Hence, the 1979 Dodge Little Red Express.
The Little Red Express debuted in 1978, and was a great performance package at the time, making about 225 net hp thanks to a 360 cubic-inch V8. The truck even managed to forgo a usually-required catalytic converter so that it could squeeze as much power as possible out of the engine.
Part of Dodge’s “Toys for Adults” line, the Little Red Express was little more than flashy style that only enjoyed a two year run.