Highly Optioned Survivor: 1993 Dodge Ram W-250 LE

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Older Pickups, especially the 4×4 variants, remain star performers in the classic market. They offer versatility for off-road adventures, but vehicles like this 1993 Dodge Ram W-250 LE also provide luxury appointments and the power and torque to function as effective tow vehicles. This classic is a dry-climate survivor that can be enjoyed immediately. However, the new owner could treat it to a light cosmetic restoration that would lift this gem’s presentation to a higher level.

Dodge introduced its Ram badge to its product range in 1981, with First Generation vehicles remaining on sale until 1993. The company offered three body choices during the first year, dropping the Club Cab in 1982 before reintroducing it in 1990. Our feature Pickup is a W-250 Club Cab that rolled off the line during the final production year, which the first owner ordered in Poppy Red and Bright White. It is an original and unrestored survivor that is structurally sound. It split its life between Arizona and New Mexico, with the dry climate in both locations ensuring this beauty has accumulated nothing but surface corrosion. The seller supplies a comprehensive range of photos in their listing, revealing that this Ram is free from penetrating rust. Of course, there will almost inevitably be a trade-off in such circumstances. The paint is quite baked in several locations, although it remains presentable if the winning bidder opts for preservation over restoration. However, the lack of significant panel imperfections means a cosmetic refresh would be straightforward. The trim and glass are in good order, and the wheels are free from stains or physical damage.

The two-tone paint and alloy wheels hint that this Ram might have a few tricks up its sleeve. It is the LE variant, meaning it is loaded with Luxury Equipment. The winning bidder receives air conditioning, power windows, power locks, cruise control, a tilt wheel, captain’s chair seats, and a console. The interior isn’t perfect, but its condition is comfortably acceptable for a vehicle of this type and age. The dash cover conceals a pad discolored due to UV exposure but is free from cracks. The cover is cheap insurance to prevent further deterioration. The seats exhibit minor wear on the outer edges, although there are no developing holes or signs of severe stains. The carpet shows age under the driver’s feet, but a set of mats would hide that problem. Otherwise, it is clean, tidy, and ready for action with the new owner behind the wheel.

Dodge offered buyers four engines to power their 1993 Ram, but those planning serious towing or off-road adventures found the 5.9-liter Cummins turbo diesel ideal. It wasn’t the most powerful of the four, but its mountainous torque left the rest of the range in its wake. The engine produces 160hp and 400 ft/lbs, which feeds to the road via a four-speed automatic transmission and a dual-range transfer case. Power assistance for the steering and brakes guarantees the driver doesn’t work up a sweat while maneuvering this giant in tight spaces. That fantastic engine should ensure that the new owner can make the best use of the hitch receiver as they haul heavy loads effortlessly. The current owner recently spent considerable cash on this classic that has always been meticulously maintained. The completed tasks include a transmission rebuild, a replacement alternator, and installing a range of new seals and gaskets. The Ram is in excellent mechanical health and heads to its new home with a comprehensive collection of documentation and receipts. Potential buyers can consider it a turnkey proposition that is ready for action.

This 1993 Dodge Ram W-250 LE has generated significant interest since the seller listed it here on eBay in Templeton, Massachusetts. That is understandable because it offers something for almost everyone. Its diesel engine and four-wheel drive system should allow it to cope with rough territory and heavy loads effortlessly, while its interior appointments ensure that every journey is comfortable. It is a prime candidate for restoration, but preservation is a valid choice for the new owner. The forty-eight bids submitted have pushed the price to $18,100, with time remaining on the auction. It is yet to hit the reserve, although the action suggests that the situation might change at any time. Are you tempted to join the party, or will you sit back as an interested observer?

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  1. Connecticut mark

    Rims from 94 up ram 2500, beautiful truck, but will go close to 40 grand.

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  2. Stan

    Favorite body style of any pick-up.

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  3. Nelson C

    Luxury Edition (LE) was a step up from the Special Edition (SE) and included the power conveniences and the better seat whether bench or bucket. This was the second year for Club Cab® with 4wd on the Dodge -Cummins truck. The combination is trusty as an anvil and should be a good companion for years to come.

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  4. William Rinn

    No Ram on center hood

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  5. Bamapoppy

    What’s not to like? Buy it. Enjoy it. When I took my grandson to rodeos a few years back I would notice the trucks pulling the trailers. 2 out of 3 were always the Dodge Cummins diesels. ‘Nough said.

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  6. butchb

    These are great trucks for the small farmer who wants an attention getting diesel truck to park next to the big operators $85k rigs outside the local cafe on Saturday morning.
    I restored quite a few of these and it looks like someone has addressed the sagging front leaf springs typical with these trucks.

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