BF Auction: 1977 Dodge Ramcharger

Asking: $24,500Make Offer

  • Seller: Luther P owell
  • Location: Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
  • Mileage: 26,267 Shown
  • Chassis #: A10BE7S098740
  • Title Status: Clean
  • Engine: 318 V8
  • Transmission: Automatic

Discontinued a little over three decades ago, Dodge’s Ramcharger was a tough truck battling it out with Ford and Chevrolet’s SUVs of the 1970s through the early 1990s. Only offered in a two-door body style, they’re rare to see on the roads today. I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen one in person, but we’ve seen quite a few here. This beautiful Medium Green Sunfire Metallic 1977 Dodge Ramcharger is listed here as a Barn Finds Auction!

Known as an AW100 or sometimes A10 (A =  (W = 4WD and D = 2WD), this is a first-generation Ramcharger and they were made from 1974 through 1980. There would be one more generation of these trucks

The beautiful dark green paint, actually known as Medium Green Sunfire Metallic, is the original color. Still, the seller mentions this Ramcharger has recently been repainted in a two-stage process with clear coat, as well as a removable silver top. The top came off for the first time ever to paint it and install new seals; everything is watertight. It also has new door seals and wheels, and the tires have fewer than 10,000 miles on them.

They mention that the driver’s side floor has had professional repairs, and this truck has new carpet, but the perfect front seats are original! As a non-SE model, it doesn’t have highback bucket seats, woodgrain details, and other fancy features, but this Ramcharger looks almost flawless in the many photos the seller has provided, even underneath. There’s a column-shifted Torque-Flite automatic and a transfer case shifter on the floor. There’s an under-dash digital Bluetooth stereo and Kenwood door speakers for modern sound.

The engine is a rebuilt 318-cu.in. OHV V8, which would have been factory-rated at 150 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque when new. It was rebuilt about 12,000 miles ago and has an Edelbrock intake and Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor so those factory power numbers just went out the window. The original air cleaner comes with the sale, by the way, and you can take home this nice-looking Ramcharger by getting your bids in here!

Bid On This Auction

High Bid: $8,000 (Reserve Not Met)
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Ended: Jul 14, 2024 11:08am MDT
High Bidder: RDC3
  • RDC3
    bid $8,000.00  2024-07-14 11:04:26
  • Wayne bid $7,750.00  2024-07-14 11:03:42
  • RDC3 bid $7,500.00  2024-07-14 11:00:16
  • Wayne
    bid $7,250.00  2024-07-14 10:59:26
  • RDC3 bid $7,000.00  2024-07-14 10:54:09
  • rrmcwall bid $6,750.00  2024-07-14 10:47:03
  • OnTheBrink
    bid $6,500.00  2024-07-14 08:10:35
  • James Dempsey bid $6,000.00  2024-07-13 12:53:38
  • psirotary bid $4,765.00  2024-07-13 11:36:40
  • MikeMack46
    bid $4,515.00  2024-07-13 11:29:36
  • psirotary bid $4,250.00  2024-07-12 16:16:21
  • JCA bid $4,000.00  2024-07-11 10:10:56
  • Kz
    bid $1,000.00  2024-07-10 12:37:39
  • RDC3 bid $450.00  2024-07-08 13:37:27
  • Mookman 703 bid $100.00  2024-07-08 08:46:43

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Comments

  1. Terrry

    With the after-market intake system, I’d bet the engine runs better, guzzles less gas and makes more power. If memory serves, half-ton trucks were muzzled thanks to the EPA, as badly as cars in that era.

    Like 2
    • Karl

      Not until the 1979 model year.
      Catalytic Converters etc… debuted then.

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      • Rick

        I can remember catalytic converters on vehicles as far back as 1976. They were truly in their infancy at that time and they created an odor all their own. Thankfully there was nothing else like it.

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      • wjtinfwb

        Catalyst’s first appeared on most GM cars in 1975. My dad had a ’75 Trans Am that had a bulging hump on the passenger floor, created to make room for the catalytic converter under the car. Before that Unleaded gasoline was difficult to find and as lots of us found out, punching out the restrictor in the filler neck to put in leaded gas would result in an overheating and eventually clogged up converter that would kill power.

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      • Terrry

        Cats were mandated for the ’75 model year, the first year “unleaded only” was mandated with the special filler nozzles. All cars and trucks half ton or smaller needed cats.

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  2. CCFisher

    Kudos to the seller for taking great photos and going to the trouble of taking the roof off.

    Like 13
  3. Vanni M.

    What a beautiful rig- and I say that in full manly tone ;-) Awesome!

    Like 2
  4. CenturyTurboCoupe

    I have a 1976 Ramcharger SE, 360 4 speed with factory PTO winch. VERY hard on fuel. Don’t these trucks look awkward with the roof off?!?! If I drive in the rain with mine, it feels like you are in a shower with the water coming through the top of the windshield frame to roof area.

    Like 0
    • Luther PSeller

      I have to say these are some of the coolest looking rigs on the road, especially with the top off! As far as gas mileage, yup it’s not a Honda. But on the flip side it’s a cool as heck rig ;-)

      Like 1
  5. PaddyReposMember

    Was the original engine rebuilt or was the engine replaced with non #s matching rebuilt?

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    • Luther PSeller

      Hello, original engine rebuilt and when I got it I put an aluminum Edelbrock intake so it’s no longer a two barrel it is a four barrel setup -and a brand new Edelbrock carb.

      Like 2
  6. Ramrod

    Now that is what I call a truck!

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  7. Nelson C

    What can be cooler than a lift off roof? You’re now committed to the drive. Ask any CJ or older Wrangler owner. Truly putting the Sport in utility vehicle.

    Like 0

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